Paul Hastings Named ‘White Collar Group of the Year’ by Law360

January 27, 2022

New York, London, and Washington D.C. – Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, has been named to Law360’s prestigious list of “Practice Groups of the Year” in the White Collar category.

Kwame J. Manley, global chair of the Investigations and White Collar Defense practice, is quoted throughout the profile, and noted as having served as the DOJ-appointed independent compliance monitor for Panasonic Avionics Corporation.

Manley noted that Paul Hastings' global presence means the firm's lawyers can deal with regulators and enforcement authorities everywhere. "We have great credibility worldwide in resolving these types of cases," Manley said. "So clients come back to us over and over again to help them manage their most challenging matters."

The profile notes the firm’s role advising Goldman Sachs in resolving a criminal investigation into the bank’s role in the 1Malaysia Development Bhd. scandal. On resolving the criminal investigation for Goldman Sachs, Robert Luskin said, "We see that as really one of the defining qualities of our practice, which is our ability to really handle simultaneous problems all over the world."

Kenneth Breen and Phara Guberman were noted for successfully concluding a decade defending Gibson at trial and on appeal, resulting in a complete reversal of all counts of conviction for former Wilmington Trust CFO David Gibson.

Other client successes noted by Law360 include Jonathan Pickworth’s successful representation of Richard Usher, a foreign exchange trader who was exonerated after being accused of market manipulation, and Matthew Herrington’s counsel to Thomas Barrack, the chairman of former President Donald Trump's inauguration committee. Herrington guided Barrack through inquiries from the Mueller investigation, congressional hearings and questioning from several state and federal authorities from 2018 to 2021.

The Law360 award follows other recent accolades for Paul Hastings, including being named Global Investigations Review’s “Most Impressive Practice,” and being ranked again in the Top 10 of Global Investigations Review’s GIR 100, an annual guide to the world’s leading cross border investigations practices. The firm was also previously 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

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