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WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

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WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

The “outstanding” William Burck is placed “at the very top of the global white-collar bar” and receives high praise for the “impressiveness of his strategic mind”.

Biography

William “Bill” Burck is co-managing partner of the Washington, DC office of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP and co-chair of the investigations, government enforcement and white-collar criminal defence practice. Mr Burck, who is a member of the Washington, DC and New York Bars, is also resident in the New York office.

Mr Burck is recognised by The New York Times as “one of the country’s top lawyers”, and is ranked by Who’s Who Legal: Business Crime Defence. He was named the Washington DC white-collar crime and government investigations lawyer of the year (2019) by Chambers USA, based on feedback from peers and clients, and is named as a leading FCPA and white-collar defence practitioner in Chambers Global and Chambers Latin America.

He has been named for four consecutive years as a top-five white-collar defence lawyer in the US by Law360, an unprecedented achievement. Benchmark Litigation has named Mr Burck “White Collar/Investigations/ Enforcement Lawyer of the Year”, noting he is lauded by peers as “the best of the best” and one of the country’s top trial lawyers. Mr Burck is co-leader of the practice that has been named, among other accolades, “Transatlantic Investigations Team of the Year” by The American Lawyer, “White Collar Practice of the Year” four years in a row by Law360, and “Most Impressive Investigations Practice of the Year” by Global Investigations Review.

Mr Burck’s practice focuses on solving clients’ most difficult legal and regulatory challenges, whether in the context of civil, criminal, congressional or parallel probes. Mr Burck is a trial lawyer who represents companies, boards of directors and senior executives in investigations, sensitive matters, corporate crises, litigation and other disputes involving the federal and state governments of the United States (including the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), District Attorney’s Offices, State Attorneys General, other law enforcement and regulatory agencies, and the United States Congress) and governments of Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa.

Mr Burck is former special counsel and deputy counsel to President George W Bush in Washington, DC, and a former federal prosecutor in New York City.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

William Burck is a standout practitioner who receives widespread recognition from peers as “the most active white-collar criminal defence practitioner in DC”.

Biography

William “Bill” Burck is co-managing partner of the Washington, DC office of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP and co-chair of the investigations, government enforcement and white-collar criminal defence practice. Mr Burck, who is a member of the Washington, DC and New York Bars, is also resident in the New York office.

Mr Burck is recognised by The New York Times as “one of the country’s top lawyers”, and is ranked by Who’s Who Legal: Business Crime Defence. He was named the Washington DC white-collar crime and government investigations lawyer of the year (2019) by Chambers USA, based on feedback from peers and clients, and is named as a leading FCPA and white-collar defence practitioner in Chambers Global and Chambers Latin America.

He has been named for four consecutive years as a top-five white-collar defence lawyer in the US by Law360, an unprecedented achievement. Benchmark Litigation has named Mr Burck “White Collar/Investigations/ Enforcement Lawyer of the Year”, noting he is lauded by peers as “the best of the best” and one of the country’s top trial lawyers. Mr Burck is co-leader of the practice that has been named, among other accolades, “Transatlantic Investigations Team of the Year” by The American Lawyer, “White Collar Practice of the Year” four years in a row by Law360, and “Most Impressive Investigations Practice of the Year” by Global Investigations Review.

Mr Burck’s practice focuses on solving clients’ most difficult legal and regulatory challenges, whether in the context of civil, criminal, congressional or parallel probes. Mr Burck is a trial lawyer who represents companies, boards of directors and senior executives in investigations, sensitive matters, corporate crises, litigation and other disputes involving the federal and state governments of the United States (including the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), District Attorney’s Offices, State Attorneys General, other law enforcement and regulatory agencies, and the United States Congress) and governments of Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa.

Mr Burck is former special counsel and deputy counsel to President George W Bush in Washington, DC, and a former federal prosecutor in New York City.

WWL Ranking: Recommended
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