News Law firms Freshfields launches transatlantic fraud group By Margaret Taylor 4 February 2010 11:35 17 December 2015 09:37 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer Anonymous 4 February 2010 at 15:05 About time those regulatory fat-cats had a decent opposition. They’ve been swanning about for too long… Reply Link Anonymous 4 February 2010 at 17:20 Not sure how a firm can claim to be launching a new practice area “involving more than 60 partners” when one then reads what is happening. The truth is surely that (i) they already operated in this area and were joined up and provided their clients with this service, in which case this is not news or (ii) they either didn’t provide the service (which is no doubt contrary to what they claimed before) or didn’t do it in a joined up way (in which case if I was their client I would be rather unimpressed at this recent eureka moment being necessary). PR nonsense, as so often with “launches” like this. Reply Link Associate from Debevoise & Plimpton 4 February 2010 at 18:16 And I am surprised Freshfields would say no other firm has grasped what clients need in this area. We have an existing practice with over 25 partners and 8 counsel in 5 jurisdictions consisting of the former Attorney Generals of the UK and US and the former US Attorney for the SDNY, as well as more than 10 former Assistant US Attorneys located in several different Debevoise offices in Europe and the US. We have worked on some of the largest international investigations around the world as well as on much smaller, but nevertheless international, investigations and regulatory defence matters. Reply Link Partner from DLA Piper 5 February 2010 at 12:11 It’s great to see other firms recognising the importance of this area but it leaves Freshfields at least 15 years behind DLA Piper. Anyone interested in managing global investigations should visit http://www.dlapiperrapidresponse.com to see our suite of products and services which we have been offering for many years. Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.