26, September, 2016 Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP has announced that David Berman will be joining the firm as a partner in London. David joins from leading UK Firm, Macfarlanes LLP, where he was head of the firm's financial services group. Prior to joining the Macfarlanes, David was a managing director at an international investment bank, where he held a number of senior level roles in legal, compliance and front office functions.
David advises a variety of financial institutions (across both buy-side and sell-side) and other multinational organisations on regulatory/compliance issues; and frequently counsels boards and senior management teams on regulatory issues of strategic significance. David specializes in providing strategic high-stakes advice; encompassing issue prevention, containment and resolution (including internal investigations).
David has recently authored books entitled Senior Individual Accountability in the UK Financial Services Regulatory Environment–A Practical Guide (Thomson Reuters 2014) and Individual Accountability Under the Senior Managers Regime–A Practical Guide (Thomson Reuters 2016).
David is recognized as a “leading individual” by Legal 500; and regarded as “really on top of his game” by Chambers & Partners.
David Berman said: “I am delighted to have the opportunity to join the preeminent Quinn Emanuel platform. I look forward to bringing an added, and complementary, dimension to Quinn’s world class investigations and white collar practice and contribute to its continued success.”
Managing Partner John B. Quinn said: “David’s unique background in finance, regulatory matters and internal investigations make him the perfect fit for our white collar and investigations practice. It is the fastest growing practice area in the firm and much of it is cross-border and much of it with a UK and EU component. Having a white collar lawyer in the UK with deep regulatory experience is a great enhancement to our practice.”
William A. Burck, Co-Chair of the firm’s White Collar and Corporate Investigations Practice and Co-Managing Partner of the firm’s Washington, D.C. office added: “David's expertise and client base are a perfect fit with our growing international white collar practice. His practice complements and expands the quality and depth of service we can provide clients facing regulatory challenges. We couldn't be more excited that David is joining the firm.”
Richard East, Co-Managing Partner of the firm's London office said: “We are delighted to welcome David on board. David’s impressive financial services regulatory expertise and credentials perfectly complement our leading investigations and white collar practice—an area of continued strategic focus and growth.”
Robert F. Amaee, Head of White Collar & Corporate Investigations in London, said: “David's deep regulatory and investigations expertise and his unparalleled knowledge of the regulatory challenges facing financial institutions, make him the ideal addition to our rapidly growing global white collar practice. We're thrilled that David is joining our team to provide our clients with sophisticated regulatory advice, including on their most sensitive and reputation-threatening issues.”
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