Paul Hastings Celebrated as Most Impressive Investigations Practice at Global Investigations Review’s Annual Awards
November 10, 2021
Washington, D.C. – Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, was recognized as the Most Impressive Investigations Practice—for the second time in five years—by Global Investigations Review (GIR). The award comes amid a slate of recognitions for the firm’s attorneys and client representations focused on prosecutions under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), navigating export control and foreign sanctions regimes, and securing results in complex white collar litigation.
The firm’s citation in the GIR Top 10 reads: “Paul Hastings has once again proven its FCPA prowess… Paul Hastings’s public record of advising on foreign bribery matters puts it in an elite category of firms. GIR data shows Paul Hastings has advised on the joint most FCPA settlements since late 2008 and has had more FCPA monitorships than any other firm since 2004.”
Additionally, two prominent Paul Hastings lawyers were honored at GIR’s Awards.
Tim Dickinson, Senior Counsel, received the special honor of GIR’s Outstanding Career Award. Described as “a towering figure in the FCPA world, having served as an FCPA monitor several times over, and having defended a plethora of companies in US-led foreign bribery investigations.” GIR noted Dickinson’s invaluable role in shaping anti-corruption efforts in the United States and abroad through work with non-governmental and inter-governmental bodies, as well as his commitment to educating young lawyers.
In the category of Most Important Development of the Year, GIR noted the role played by Robert Luskin as “part of a team representing Goldman Sachs on its record-breaking $2.9 billion 1MDB resolution with 10 authorities… [a] settlement [which] demonstrated great strides in international cooperation and set a new bar for corporate FCPA settlements – it included the largest penalty imposed under the foreign bribery statute.”
In June 2021, GIR included Luskin in its overview of thirty leading lawyers and forensic advisers operating in the FCPA space.
The firm’s additional nominations included those for Kwame Manley, as Investigations Professional of the Year – a nomination which noted his ability to guide companies through intense government scrutiny, notably in his roles as DOJ-appointed Monitor to Panasonic Avionics Corporation in its March 2021 completion of its two-year monitorship, and for representing SAP in securing a non-prosecution agreement under DOJ’s voluntary disclosure policy. This successful outcome for SAP was itself nominated as Most Important Development of the Year.
Additionally, Paul Hastings’ UK-based partners Jonathan Pickworth and Rebecca Copcutt were noted for their roles representing a former trader against whom the US Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) recently dropped all charges of forex manipulation. The matter was shortlisted as Most Important Court Case of the Year.
GIR’s recognitions of Paul Hastings follow other recent accolades for the firm and its lawyers, including being recognized as Law360’s Compliance Group of the Year, as The National Law Journal’s White Collar Litigation Department of the Year, and Robert Luskin's recognition by Chambers USA as White Collar Lawyer of the Year.
In late 2017, GIR recognized Paul Hastings as Most Impressive Investigations Practice.
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