International law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP is launching its US litigation practice in New York with the hire of a specialist litigation trio including business crime defence experts Benito Romano and Aaron Marcu.
The new litigation group will focus on complex litigation, white-collar defence, Securities and Exchange Commission matters and investigations.
Romano comes from the white-collar defence practice at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP where he served as a partner for two decades. He has experience in representing corporations and company officials in a wide range of internal, criminal and regulatory investigations and civil litigations. He most recently concluded investigations of price fixing by the airline industry on behalf of the US Department of Justice.
Marcu, who comes from the New York office of Covington & Burling LLP, has also served as a partner for over two decades where he helped build and led a 22-partner strong white-collar and defence litigation group. His experience includes SEC enforcement investigations and related civil litigations. He represents public institutions and private executives in litigation disputes with a particular emphasis on financial institutions.
Both lawyers have worked for the United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York and both appear in The International Who's Who of Business Crime Defence Lawyers.