Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP has long been a go-to firm in the fields of cross-border enforcement, government investigations and criminal defense. The firm has a proven record of navigating difficult regulatory and criminal issues, from high profile investigations, parallel criminal and regulatory proceedings to the latest hot-button international enforcement situations.
For 25 years, the firm has helped clients facing potential scrutiny in multiple jurisdictions and confronting severe civil, criminal and reputational penalties. RK&O’s highly skilled team draws on the key attributes of the firm: a renowned white-collar practice, a proficiency in regulatory counseling, an ability to seamlessly manage parallel proceedings, and vast cross-border experience.
The RK&O team understands the enforcement perspective and can foresee future challenges lurking around the corner. They deeply understand the importance of international cooperation and the complications of regulatory exposure in multiple jurisdictions.
Founded in 1924, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan handles matters throughout the United States and worldwide. Seven major practice areas—corporate, energy and environmental, financial services, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, and tax—provide the framework for an extensive range of focus areas, allowing Sutherland attorneys to serve a diverse client base that ranges from small and medium-sized start-up businesses to a significant number of Fortune 100 companies. The firm now has more than 425 lawyers and represents clients around the globe from its offices in Atlanta, Austin, Geneva, Houston, London, New York, Sacramento and Washington.
Founded in 2006 as a spin-off from Freshfields in Frankfurt, JUSTEM Rechtsanwälte is an independent law firm that advises German and international companies on all issues of employment and labor law. JUSTEM offers individualized service and court representation at the highest professional level.
JUSTEM’s advice is highly regarded by medium-sized enterprises and listed companies from a variety of industries, including transport and logistics, banking and finance, manufacturing and technology, or trade. JUSTEM has a strong international client base, mostly from the UK, the U.S. and European countries.
The lawyers at JUSTEM have broad experience and an understanding of various business settings and legal cultures.
In 2011 JUSTEM was elected Law Firm of the Year for Employment Law in Germany by publishing house JUVE and is also recommended as an employment law firm in the German edition of Legal 500.
James Walker represents companies, board directors, senior executives, law firms and lawyers in government and internal investigations of criminal misconduct, and in civil litigation and regulatory proceedings. He also represents law firms and lawyers in professional liability matters. Representative engagements include:
Representing the audit committee of an alternative asset manager in FCPA investigations involving investments in Africa;
Representing senior executives at a NYSE-listed foreign company in internal and government investigations of possible FCPA violations involving Eastern European subsidiaries;
Yvonne Williams-Wass defends clients in investigations, enforcement actions, and litigation brought by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), state regulators, and private litigants. She also represents audit or special committees or the boards of directors at public or private companies, investigating securities law violations, financial reporting fraud, breaches of fiduciary duty, and officer and director misconduct.
Thilo advises employers in the whole sphere of labor and employment law with a special focus on co-determination matters as well as court litigation. Furthermore, Thilo has a broad experience in employee data protection matters and especially in the areas of compliance and whistleblowing which brought him an entry as a frequently recommended employment lawyer in the JUVE handbook for German Commercial Law Firms. Additionally he is listed in Best Lawyers Germany.
Thilo Mahnhold advises national and international companies, particularly in the parcel delivery service and logistics sector and the manufacturing and technology industry.
Thilo started his legal career in 2004 in the labor law department of the Frankfurt office of Freshfields. He is a founding member of JUSTEM Rechtsanwälte and has been a partner since 2007.