Global law firm White & Case LLP has opened an office in Boston with the arrival of a team of white collar partners.
Michael Kendall, who takes up the role of Executive Partner in the Boston office, will be joined by Kevin Bolan and Lauren Papenhausen. A fourth member of the team – Andrew Tomback – will be based in the Firm’s New York office.
"Boston is a well-established international business center, and is the home of many industries that are significant players in our global economy," says White & Case Chairman Hugh Verrier. "Having a presence in Boston will give us an opportunity to work closely with clients on the ground on their most complex, cross-border work, which is in many respects at the heart of what we do best as a Firm."
The four partners, formerly with McDermott Will & Emery, have experience in white collar and civil litigation. In white collar defense, they have a notable depth of capabilities with the False Claims Act, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and criminal antitrust, tax and securities matters. In civil litigation, they have experience in class actions, probate and antitrust matters, domestic and international arbitrations and private equity disputes. They have extensive experience representing clients in the healthcare, financial services, manufacturing and energy industries.
Kendall was formerly an Assistant US Attorney in the District of Massachusetts for seven years. Tomback served as an Assistant US Attorney in the Southern District of New York.
"White collar and commercial litigation work, for which Mike, Kevin, Lauren and Andrew are particularly well regarded, are integral to our disputes practice, an area we’ve specifically targeted for growth," says Executive Committee member Dave Koschik, who heads the Firm's US Growth Team. "We're particularly pleased that our new partners bring such deep trial experience."
Opening in Boston is part of White & Case's new five-year strategy to expand in the United States. White & Case's Boston presence is its sixth location in the US and the 39th globally.
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