Miami, November, 3, 2014 … Global law firm White & Case LLP has further expanded its Global White Collar Practice with the additions of Daniel Fridman and Michael Garcia as partners in its Miami office.
“Dan and Mike will further enhance the capabilities of our Global White Collar Practice by focusing on providing counsel to multinational corporations, financial institutions and insurance companies doing business in Latin America,” said Darryl Lew, who leads White & Case's Global White Collar Practice. “Their arrival, as well as the addition of partners Kathleen Hamann and Daniel Levin earlier this year, reinforces our commitment to further develop our leading White Collar Practice to serve the interests of our clients worldwide.”
Fridman and Garcia, who are both fluent in Spanish, have extensive experience conducting internal investigations for clients that do business in and outside Latin America. They advise clients on anticorruption issues and on government enforcement and compliance matters, including providing compliance training in Spanish.
“Combatting corruption has been a law enforcement priority across Latin America, and we expect to see a continued increase in investigations and enforcement actions in this and related areas,” said Scott Hershman, White & Case's Regional Section Head, Americas Disputes. “As a result, the Firm will continue to make strategic investments in the region to help companies navigate regulatory challenges across multiple industries.”
Chris Hansen, executive partner of White & Case’s Miami office, added: “We are very excited to add two talented lawyers like Dan and Mike to our team in Miami. We look forward to working with them to grow their practices.”
Fridman advises corporations and individuals under investigation by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) for violations of US laws, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the False Claims Act. Daniel also has significant experience serving clients in the healthcare industry, and has built a white collar and litigation practice that services doctors, hospitals, and pharmaceutical and medical device companies.
Prior to joining a law firm, Fridman served as senior counsel to the Deputy Attorney General of the United States and special counsel for healthcare fraud at the DOJ in Washington, DC. He has testified before Congressional committees on US law enforcement issues. Before arriving at the DOJ, he was an Assistant US Attorney in Miami, where he served as a lead prosecutor in numerous federal criminal jury trials.
Garcia, who has experience in matters involving the FCPA, accounting, financial reporting and related disclosure matters, has led multiple internal investigations arising from allegations of potential misconduct in the United States and Latin America involving subsidiaries of US and European businesses. He also has advised audit committees regarding complex accounting and financial reporting practices that often surface in connection with securities, anti-corruption and other white collar matters.
With offices in Mexico City and São Paulo, White & Case has a large number of lawyers on the ground in Latin America who have handled the most challenging and high-profile representations in the region and across all major industry sectors. These lawyers work seamlessly with our network of offices supporting and actively involved in representing clients doing business in the region, including in our Miami, New York, Washington, DC, Madrid and London offices, as well as a number of our other offices around the world.
Fridman and Garcia join White & Case from another law firm, where they founded and led that firm’s Latin America Investigations Team.
White & Case’s Global White Collar Practice advises large corporations, banks and other institutions, as well as individuals dealing with government investigations and enforcement actions and related compliance and regulatory matters.
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