Three Ex-Prosecutors Among Five Leaving Mayer Brown for Sheppard Mullin
By STEVEN M. ELLIS, Staff Writer
former members of Mayer Brown’s
Sheppard Mullin said Friday that Bryan D. Daly, Charles L. Kreindler and Peter Morris made a lateral move to become partners in the firm’s Business Trial and Government Contracts practice groups specializing in white collar criminal defense and complex civil litigation, joined by Barbara E. Taylor and Melissa K. Eaves as special counsel.
The firm’s chairman, Guy Halgren, said the group brings “an incredible collective litigation background that includes a significant amount of federal prosecution as well as private practice experience,” and predicted that its knowledge and expertise would “significantly enhance” Sheppard Mullin’s White Collar Defense practice and expand its civil litigation capabilities.
a former assistant
As a federal prosecutor, he was responsible for the investigation and prosecution of government fraud cases, and he has represented businesses and executives under investigation or charged with white collar criminal offenses since becoming a private practitioner.
He has also conducted internal investigations and compliance inquiries for a number of major corporations; investigated fraud and other allegations of misconduct on those companies’ behalf; and coordinated voluntary disclosures and case referrals to the Department of Justice and other impacted agencies.
who attended State University of New York at
was admitted to the State Bar in 1986 after graduating from
In addition to white collar defense and complex business litigation, he specializes in healthcare matters and securities litigation, and he previously held a full-time faculty appointment with UCLA’s law school from 1994-96.
Eaves was admitted to the State Bar in 1986 after graduating from UCLA and Pepperdine Law School, and practices in complex civil litigation, false claims act litigation and appellate work.
other practice news, Bingham McCutchen LLP announced yesterday that Mike McDonough, of the firm’s
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1997 admittee to the State Bar who graduated from
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