London - The London office of global law firm K&L Gates LLP has strengthened its investigations, enforcement and white collar practice with the appointment of Paul Feldberg as a partner. He joins K&L Gates from Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP.
Feldberg focuses his practice on advising and defending companies and individuals in matters relating to criminal fraud, corruption, money laundering, sanctions, insider trading, and other regulatory actions. His experience includes working on some of the highest profile UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO) cases, either as a prosecutor with the SFO or, more recently, in private practice, when he has acted for companies or individuals subject to SFO investigations or prosecutions.
Feldberg has set up and conducted multijurisdictional internal investigations for companies operating in a variety of sectors, ranging from global financial institutions to oil and gas companies. He also has substantial experience advising companies potentially subject to sanctions, including debarment, from multilateral development banks such as the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, European Investment Bank, and the World Bank Group, as well as acting for companies or funds on acquisitions or divestments, including advising on the anti-bribery and corruption, anti-money laundering, and sanctions risks and appropriate mitigating features.
Tony Griffiths, K&L Gates’ Managing Partner for Europe and the Middle East, said: “Regulatory enforcement and internal investigations continue to dominate the headlines and K&L Gates has proven itself to be one of the few law firms adept at providing proactive, synchronized advice deploying skill sets from practice groups focused on risk issues and geographies including the UK, continental Europe, the Middle East, the U.S., and the Asia Pacific. Paul is joining a growing international team and enhances the services we provide across the full range of risks faced by businesses.”
Feldberg stated: “I am delighted to join K&L Gates’ growing and ambitious team. I am confident that my experience will enhance the firm’s offering to clients and help contribute to the growth of its international practice.”
K&L Gates has one of the largest, most comprehensive, and most geographically diverse investigations, enforcement and white collar practices of any law firm. The practice has more than 100 lawyers globally and includes former U.S. and state attorneys general, SEC staff, assistant United States attorneys, state securities regulators, deputy state attorneys general, and staff lawyers from FINRA, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), bank regulatory agencies, the Federal Trade Commission, the Department of Justice in Hong Kong, and numerous other law enforcement agencies.
Feldberg’s arrival follows the addition of four other partners to K&L Gates’ global investigations, enforcement and white collar practice in 2017, including former assistant U.S. attorney Matthew Hubbell in Charleston, former U.S. attorney Mike McKay in Seattle, former SEC senior counsel Neil Smith in Boston, and former FINRA counsel Michael Dyson in Washington, D.C.