Shearman & Sterling’s excellence in investigations was once again recognized by Global Investigations Review (GIR), ranking the Firm in the top 30 in its 2019 edition of the GIR 100, a guide to the world’s leading firms for handling sophisticated cross-border, government-led and internal investigations.
“Our practice is honored to be categorized as a top investigations firm by GIR,” said Adam Hakki, the Firm’s Global Managing Partner and Head of Litigation and Disputes. “We have emphasized on growing our team strategically over the years and we’re pleased that the publication has credited our work in high-profile matters.”
With decades of experience, multi-jurisdictional capabilities and a reputation for persistence and integrity, Shearman & Sterling’s team guides clients through government and internal investigations in relation to insider trading, securities fraud, criminal antitrust violations, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, sanctions, accounting fraud and countless other technical issues that can result in regulatory enforcement. The Firm combines this substantive expertise with investigative and tactical expertise to deal with the most delicate and complex situations organizations face.
The strength of the Firm’s team is its deep bench of attorneys that have continuously leveraged their experience to assist corporations, financial institutions and individuals in noteworthy investigations. The team comprises of numerous former government prosecutors and regulators who, collectively, have handled countless jury trials and represented clients before all of the major government investigating agencies. In addition, the attorneys on this team have served in the U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission and thus have first-hand knowledge of the way the government and other agencies operate and conduct investigations, which allows the Firm to aid clients in achieving the best possible outcome.
The publication noted, “Shearman & Sterling has a world class investigations practice.” GIR also recognized the following individuals for the work and commitment to the Firm’s investigation practices:
New York: Paula Anderson, Stephen Fishbein, Adam Hakki, John Nathanson, Danforth Newcomb
New York and Shanghai: Brian Burke
San Francisco: Patrick Robbins
Tokyo: Masahisa Ikeda
Washington, D.C.: Mark Lanpher and Philip Urofsky