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30 October 2017 at 14:17 BST

Quinn Emanuel picks up August Debouzy white collar team

US law firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan has hired a litigation and white collar team from Paris law firm August Debouzy.


Kami Haeri, who joins with four lawyers, was chair of August Debouzy's litigation, arbitration and white collar groups.  In the last 20 years, he has represented a broad array of clients in industries such as aeronautics, defense and space, tobacco, chemicals, information technology communications and entertainment. He will chair the commercial litigation and white collar practices of the firm's Paris office. An expert in international regulatory compliance, he has worked extensively on domestic and international investigations. Many of his investigations have concerned multiple regulators from different countries, as well as the review and implementation of compliance programmes. Also joining Quinn Emanuel's Paris office as counsels will be, Benoit Javaux and Valérie Munoz-Pons, along with two associates, Helen Adler and Noémie Coutrot-Cieslinski.

White collar practice 

William Burck, co-chair of the firm’s investigations, government enforcement, and white collar criminal defense practice added: 'Kami is among a handful of leading white collar practitioners in France. He will significantly strengthen our cross-border white collar and investigations practices—the fastest growing practice area in the firm.'


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