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 issues." 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 www.gtlaw.com. SOURCE Greenberg Traurig, LLP Coral-Mary Southam, +1-310-586-7717, Fax Number: +1-310-586-0217, email@example.com
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