Adam Lurie, a former top Criminal Division official, has left Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP for the British law firm Linklaters.
Lurie will head Linklatersâ€™ Washington, D.C.-based litigation and government investigations practice, the firm said in a news release.
“As U.S. law in the context of increasingly complex regulatory regimes is progressively shaping and governing cross-border transactions and disputes, building a strong and global U.S. platform is integral to our strategy,” Scott Bowie, head of Linklatersâ€™ global U.S. practice, said in the release. He called Lurieâ€™s partnership key to strengthening the firmâ€™s government risk, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and civil litigation offerings.
Lurie left the Justice Department for Cadwalader in 2012, where he had served as senior counsel to then-Criminal Division chief Lanny Breuer. From 2009 to 2010, he was staff director for investigations and oversight for the House Intelligence Committee.
He has previously been an Assistant U.S. Attorney in New Jersey under now-Gov. Chris Christie. As U.S. Attorney, Christie named Lurie to the officeâ€™s securities and health care fraud and political corruption units.
Among the clients Lurie represented at Cadwalader was London-based Standard Bank, which agreed last year to pay $4.2 million to resolve Securities and Exchange Commission charges related to a bribe scheme in Tanzania. In a related prosecution in London, the bank became the first company to enter into a deferred prosecution agreement under a 2013 law that introduced DPAs to the United Kingdom. Standard Bank also was the first company prosecuted under 7 of the UK Bribery Act of 2010 that prohibits companies from neglecting to implement adequate procedures to prevent bribery.