Linklaters hires Cadwalader partner to head Washington DC litigation and investigations practice

Linklaters has hired litigator Adam Lurie from Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft to head its litigation and government investigations practice in Washington DC.

Civil litigator and white-collar crime specialist Lurie was partner in Cadwalader’s Washington DC office prior to joining Linklaters.

Prior to joining Cadwalader in 2012, Lurie was senior counsel to the assistant attorney general, criminal division, of the US Department of Justice.

Between 2009 and 2010 he was staff director for investigations and oversight at the US House of Representative’s Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

From 2005 to 2009 he was assistant United States Attorney in the US Attorney’s Office, District of New Jersey.

Scott Bowie, Linklaters US head, said: “Adam’s hire is a key development in progressing Linklaters’ global ambitions to strengthen further our government risk, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and civil litigation offering.”

Linklaters head of litigation Michael Bennett added: “In addition to his impressive litigation credentials, he further enhances our US regulatory, white collar crime and FCPA capabilities for our clients in the US and globally.”

The firm has hired two partners in the US in recent months. Restructuring partner Margot Schonoltz from Wilkie Farr & Gallagher and Baker & Mckenzie white collar crime head Douglas Tween both joined Linklaters in New York towards the end of last year.

Linklaters opened its Washington DC office in 2012, having previously closed in the US capital in 2002.

It has also recently boosted its litigation practice in London with the hire of dispute resolution partner Tom Cassels from Baker & McKenzie in November 2015.