U.S. law firm expands ‘whistleblower’ practice – 24th May 2017

One of the most active U.S. law firms in ‘whistleblower’ suits has expanded its practice, bringing on board three veteran enforcement attorneys from the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission. New York firm Labaton Sucharow announced on Tuesday that Steve Durham, former chief of the Fraud and Public Corruption Section of the U.S. Attorney’s office in Washington D.C. and Bob Wilson, former Branch Chief and Deputy Assistant Director in the SEC’s Enforcement Division, are joining the firm as new partners. In addition, the law firm said Tim Warren, former Acting Regional Director overseeing all enforcement personel in the SEC’s Chicago office would also join as partner. The expansion comes as Labaton has experienced an increasing number of prospective SEC whistleblower calls as awards have ballooned to nearly $200 million and people become more aware of the program and the protections it affords those who come forward, the law firm said.

 

Henry Engler, Regulatory Intelligence