Linklaters

The magic circle British law firm recently expanded its Washington office by plucking Douglas Tween from Baker & McKenzie, where he chaired the firm’s global white-collar practice group. A former DOJ antitrust division prosecutor who splits his time between Washington and New York, Tween also focuses on FCPA advice, having defended Swiss logistics company Panalpina in a 2010 dual civil and criminal multimillion-dollar settlement. 

In February, Linklaters expanded its FCPA practice again when it hired Adam Lurie from Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft. Lurie advised ICBC Standard Bank on its recently settled foreign bribery case with the UK’s Serious Fraud Office and the SEC. The bank received a declination from the DOJ.

The law firm’s DC office also houses Jeffrey Schmidt, an antitrust-focused attorney whose remit frequently covers white-collar criminal investigations. Schmidt is a former director of the competition bureau at the US Federal Trade Commission, and brings his extensive government experience to advise on complex cross border investigations.

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