Norton Rose Fulbright

The growth of Norton Rose’s Washington office continues apace after the British law firm combined with Houston-based Fulbright & Jaworski in 2013.

Kevin Harnisch joined the law firm as head of SEC enforcement for the Washington office in November 2015. A former branch chief in the SEC’s enforcement division, Harnisch focuses on representing companies and individuals accused of securities fraud, and has represented numerous hedge funds and broker-dealers in SEC and DOJ investigations. 

Former principal deputy chief for litigation of the DOJ’s criminal fraud section Richard Smith heads the DC office’s global white-collar crime and government investigations practice group. Smith is currently doing work associated with the corruption scandal surrounding Brazilian state-controlled oil company Petrobras, and has represented numerous energy companies and energy executives in matters before the DOJ and SEC.

Leading the Washington office is Stephen McNabb, a longtime FCPA practitioner. McNabb negotiates with the DOJ and SEC in his representations, but also regularly represents clients before the Office of Foreign Assets Control and Congress.

The firm recently hired FCPA defence lawyer Michael Edney from Steptoe & Johnson.

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