Press Release
Press Release

White & Case Expands Global White Collar Practice With New Partner

Firm Adds Senior DOJ Official Sung-Hee Suh

Global law firm White & Case LLP has strengthened its Global White Collar Practice with the addition of Sung-Hee Suh as a partner in its New York office, and she will head that office's White Collar practice. Suh joins the Firm from the US Department of Justice (DOJ), where she was Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Division.

"Sung-Hee's strong leadership abilities and the high regard she has from the law enforcement community make her a great addition to our Global White Collar Practice," said Scott Hershman, White & Case's Regional Section Head, Americas Disputes. "Sung-Hee will further enhance our capabilities to address government inquiries and enforcement activities, whether they are criminal or civil."

During Suh's tenure at the DOJ, she supervised more than 180 attorneys in the Fraud, Appellate and Capital Case Sections, and oversaw numerous nationally and internationally significant white-collar cases. Among these cases were the largest global anti-bribery resolution in history, the first-ever Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) prosecution of a hedge fund, the largest FCPA enforcement action against a pharmaceutical company, the multibillion-dollar resolution of criminal, civil, environmental and customs charges against an automobile manufacturer, the prosecutions of numerous traders in connection with LIBOR and FX, the resolution of criminal healthcare fraud charges and civil False Claims Act claims against a leading hospital system, and appellate litigation in the most significant insider trading cases in recent history.

Suh also helped spearhead the Department's FCPA pilot program to incentivize corporate self-reporting, cooperation and remediation and collaborated with other senior DOJ leaders to develop policy guidance on individual accountability in matters of corporate wrongdoing.

Prior to her time at the DOJ, Suh was a partner in private practice in which she defended institutions and individuals in criminal and regulatory matters involving the Bank Secrecy Act, money laundering, sanctions violations, the FCPA, and securities and commodities fraud.

Before working in private practice, Suh served as an Assistant US Attorney in the Criminal Division of the US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, including as Deputy Chief of the Organized Crime & Racketeering Section. She tried numerous cases to jury verdicts, including those involving money laundering and fraudulent investment schemes.

"Our clients will greatly benefit from Sung-Hee's experience overseeing significant cross-border investigations by the DOJ and working with US and non-US enforcement authorities in an increasingly coordinated and multijurisdictional law enforcement and compliance landscape," said Darryl Lew, Head of White & Case's Global White Collar Practice. "Sung-Hee's strong background and knowledge enables her to advise them on a wide range of domestic and international litigation and investigations."

Suh is the latest addition to the New York office of White & Case's Global White Collar Practice. Her arrival follows the fall 2016 hiring of partner Virginia Romano, formerly Associate Deputy Attorney General at the DOJ, Deputy Attorney General at the New York State Attorney General’s Office and Assistant US Attorney in the Southern District of New York.

White & Case's Global White Collar Practice advises large corporations, banks and other financial institutions, and individuals dealing with national and cross-border government investigations and enforcement actions, and related compliance and regulatory matters.

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