Greenberg Traurig Expands its Los Angeles Office With the Addition of White Collar...

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Greenberg Traurig Expands its Los Angeles Office With the Addition of White
Collar Litigation Shareholder, Jan Handzlik

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- The international law firm Greenberg
Traurig, LLP announced that Jan L Handzlik has joined its Los Angeles office
as a shareholder in the Litigation Group..  Prior to joining Greenberg
Traurig, Handzlik was a partner with Howrey LLP.

Handzlik is a nationally recognized trial lawyer specializing in white-collar
criminal defense and complex business litigation. He has represented numerous
individuals and corporations in business crimes investigations and
prosecutions across the country. These matters have included civil and
criminal securities fraud and enforcement proceedings, tax, bank, healthcare,
mortgage and government contract fraud, allegations of public corruption,
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations, criminal antitrust and
environmental offenses, as well as complex civil litigation.

Handzlik also regularly conducts corporate internal investigations and advises
company counsel on law compliance issues.  He has served as an independent
monitor of corporate law compliance with the FCPA and US securities laws.
Earlier, Handzlik prosecuted federal fraud cases as an Assistant United States
Attorney in Los Angeles.  

Active in pro bono and bar activities, Handzlik serves on the governing
Council of the American Bar Association's (ABA) Criminal Justice Section and
an ABA President's Task Force seeking to protect the attorney-client
privilege. He is an officer of the International Bar Association's Criminal
Law Section and Business Crime Committee.  In addition, Handzlik serves as a
member of the executive committee of the US State Department's Public Private
Partnership for Justice Reform in Afghanistan.  

"Jan is a significant addition to our civil and criminal litigation practice,"
said Jeff Scott, co-chairman of the Los Angeles office and head of its
Litigation Practice Group.  "He has a wealth of experience in critical areas
and an outstanding professional reputation.  Jan significantly expands our
white-collar criminal defense and securities enforcement capabilities as well
as our ability to advise companies on essential law compliance and governance

Greenberg Traurig's Litigation Practice is comprised of more than 500
attorneys who offer significant, first-hand experience and substantial
resources to protect clients' interests in virtually every area of litigation.
Practice members work closely with in-house counsel to develop  strategies
that best fit litigation cost and proficiency models appropriate to the
clients' unique needs and individual business goals. Greenberg Traurig's
international footprint allows the firm to deliver services and handle cases
in multiple jurisdictions with the dedication, responsiveness and specialized
knowledge of a local boutique firm, backed by the breadth and depth of
critical resources of one of the largest law firms in the United States. 

Handzlik holds a J.D. from the UCLA School of Law and a B.A. from the
University of Southern California.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, full-service law firm with
approximately 1750 attorneys serving clients from more than 30 offices in the
United States, Europe and Asia. In the U.S., the firm has more offices than
any other among the Top 20 on The National Law Journal's 2008 NLJ 250. In the
U.K., the firm operates as Greenberg Traurig Maher LLP. Additionally,
Greenberg Traurig has strategic alliances with the following independent law
firms: Studio Santa Maria in Milan and Rome and TA Lawyers GKJ in Tokyo. The
firm was Chambers and Partners' 2007 USA Law Firm of the Year and among the
Top Three in the 2009 awards given by The Lawyer to the International Law Firm
of the Year. For additional information, please visit

SOURCE  Greenberg Traurig, LLP

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