Freshfields launches transatlantic fraud group

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  • About time those regulatory fat-cats had a decent opposition. They've been swanning about for too long...

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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 www.dlapiperrapidresponse.com to see our suite of products and services which we have been offering for many years.

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