King & Spalding announced on Monday that former Assistant U.S. Attorney Ross W. Nadel will become a partner in the firm’s special matters and government investigations practice. His work will focus on securities fraud, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, off-label promotion and health care fraud and criminal antitrust and cartel matters.
Nadel, who worked in the U.S. Attorney’s offices in the Northern and Eastern Districts of California from 1981 to 2005, will split his time between the firm’s offices in San Francisco and Silicon Valley. While working in the U.S. Attorney’s offices, Nadel served as chief of the criminal division, chief of the San Jose Branch office and chief of the economics crimes unit.
From 2008 to 2009 he worked as senior legal counsel for worldwide anti-piracy at Adobe Systems Incorporated. Nadel also worked as a partner at Cooley Godward Kronish LLP from 2006 to 2008.
Christopher A. Wray, chair of King & Spalding’s special matters and government investigations practice said, “With more than 25 years’ experience of distinguished service at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern and Eastern Districts of California, plus additional work in private and corporate practice, Ross has a reputation as one of the most respected government investigation practitioners in the Bay Area.” He added, “We are excited Ross is joining our team. The knowledge, experience and skill he brings with him will anchor and significantly expand our government investigations and white-collar criminal defense footprint onto the West Coast.”