For the third consecutive year, Global Investigations Review has included Pillsbury’s Corporate Investigations & White Collar practice on its GIR 100 list. This elite list recognizes the leading cross-border investigations and white collar practices in the world, based on extensive marketplace research.

In its 2019 profile, GIR lauded Pillsbury’s work advising Mark Lambert, the former president of uranium transportation company Transport Logistics International, in an investigation of international corruption affecting national security. The publication also noted Pillsbury’s work on the investigation into Malaysia’s scandal-ridden development fund, 1MDB. The firm is representing the previous owner of one of 1MDB’s Swiss banks. Additionally, Pillsbury advised ex-Magyar Telekom executive András Balogh in civil proceedings brought by the SEC on allegations of violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and the firm represented FIFA development officer Julio Rocha in a well-publicized bribery matter.

The profile identified a number of Pillsbury lawyers as leading individual practitioners. Highly regarded Corporate Investigations & White Collar Defense team co-leaders Mark Hellerer (New York) and William Sullivan (Washington, DC and New York) are commended for their extensive work on behalf of clients, as is New York partner Maria Galeno, who is one of GIR’s 2018 Top Women in Investigations and also serves as a leader of the practice. All three are former federal prosecutors, as is New York partner Carolina Fornos, who is also acknowledged. In addition, the profile recognizes New York partner Anne Lefever, who was named to the publication’s 2017 40 Under 40 list, and counsel Gurmeet Sidhu, who is based in London and focuses on compliance, antitrust and white collar matters, particularly in the energy and pharmaceutical sectors.

Pillsbury’s Corporate Investigations & White Collar Defense practice successfully represents U.S. and international clients in large-scale and cross-border government inquiries and civil and criminal litigation. The firm’s lawyers are leaders in defending corporate clients, their officers, board members and executives in federal and state grand jury investigations, state attorney general investigations, regulatory enforcement proceedings, and civil and criminal forfeiture proceedings. Firm’s Recent Work on Global Sanctions, Bank Fraud and ‘Uranium One’ Cases Hailed.