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Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Ken Breen Joins Paul Hastings White Collar Practice Group in New York

April 17, 2007

Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Ken Breen Joins Paul Hastings White Collar Practice Group in New York

New York, NY (April 17, 2007) - Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, a leading international law firm, is pleased to announce today that Ken Breen, formerly of Fulbright & Jaworski LLP and a former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, Criminal Division, has joined the firm's White Collar, Internal Investigations and Corporate Governance Practice as partner, resident in the New York office. Mr. Breen's practice focuses on corporate internal investigations and on representing corporate and individual clients in white-collar criminal, regulatory enforcement and litigation matters.

"New York is a strategic growth center for our White Collar, Internal Investigations and Corporate Governance Practice. Ken's addition greatly complements and enhances our white collar and securities litigation capabilities in New York as well as around the globe," said Jamie Wareham, Global Litigation Department Chair. "Joining an already impressive group of white collar and securities attorneys with former experience at the SEC and U.S. Department of Justice, Ken brings another dimension to our leading practice and further solidifies us as the 'go to' firm in this area."

At Fulbright & Jaworski, Mr. Breen led the New York White Collar Crime and Government Investigations Group. He represented and conducted internal investigations for numerous NYSE-listed and NASDAQ-listed companies- including their boards and committees-as well as accounting firms, hedge funds and universities. Mr. Breen also represented company executives and directors, as well as public officials. 

In Mr. Breen's former position as Assistant U.S. Attorney, he prosecuted a wide range of white-collar crimes, including securities fraud, insider trading, market manipulation, corporate and accounting fraud, tax fraud, healthcare fraud, money laundering, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations and other financial crimes. From 2003-2005, he served as the Deputy Chief of the Business and Securities Fraud Section.

The Paul Hastings Litigation Department provides premier litigation services to clients facing complex legal issues in the U.S., Europe, South America, the Middle East and Asia.  With more than 300 lawyers in the Litigation Department, in addition to 200 litigators in the Employment Department, Paul Hastings is well positioned to handle all aspects of a client's litigation needs. Our sophisticated litigation practice covers every major practice including securities, intellectual property, class action and employment litigation, international arbitration, and white-collar crime. The Litigation Department has an impressive track record of winning large and difficult cases.

Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, founded in 1951, is a leading international law firm with over 1,100 attorneys in 18 offices. The firm serves a diverse client base including many of the leading global financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies and offers deep capabilities in Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate/M+A, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property, Project Finance, Investment Management, Real Estate, Labor and Employment and Tax Advisory Services. For additional information, please visit our website at www.paulhastings.com.

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