William Burck, a former deputy White House counsel, is joining Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, a business litigation law firm.
The former lawyer for President George W. Bush will be a co-managing partner in Quinn Emanuel’s Washington office.
Burck is leaving the Washington office of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, where he was a partner. Before serving as a deputy counsel in the Bush White House, he worked as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York and an associate at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York City.
He specializes in white-collar crime, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the False Claims Act and the Dodd-Frank Act. He has represented clients at the intersection of foreign policy, national security and international business, including two companies that supplied fuel to a crucial U.S military base in Kyrgyzstan, Mina Corp. and Red Star Enterprises, that came under congressional scrutiny.
“D.C. is the capital of the government world,” Burck said in the release. “There are lots of regulatory issues and lots of litigation that is tied into D.C.”
Burck is a graduate of Yale Law School and served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Law Journal.