September 28, 2015
Weil was recently recognized in the inaugural edition of Global Investigations Review’s GIR 100, an annual guide to the world’s leading cross-border investigations practices, ranking among the top 40 firms in 2015. The Firm earned this distinctive accolade based on its breadth of investigations experience, global network and presence, prestigious client list, and excellent track record, among other factors.
Referring to Weil as a “truly global firm,” that is “clearly among the world’s top firms for investigations and corporate defense,” GIR emphasized Weil’s leading role in high-profile engagements over the past two decades, ranging from the Enron bankruptcy and related investigations and litigation, to work for AIG, WaMu, and Lehman Brothers in all criminal and civil investigations and litigation arising out of the 2008 financial crisis, to the ongoing representation of Sanofi in connection with a DOJ and SEC investigation into alleged FCPA violations.
GIR also highlighted as a strength Weil’s bench of former government prosecutors, including practice head and Managing Partner of the Firm’s Washington, D.C. office, Steven Tyrrell, partner Christopher Garcia, and counsel Adam Safwat, who, along with partner Holly Loiseau, are handling significant investigations relating to alleged manipulation of LIBOR, alleged FCPA violations, the New York Attorney General’s investigation into alleged bid rigging in the insurance industry, and accounting irregularities, among many other issues.
GIR’s process for selecting the top investigations practices around the world involved a number of criteria, the most extensive of which included looking at the internal and government-driven investigations carried out by each firm, assessing each based on factors ranging from geographic scope and the nature of the investigation to the enforcement agencies involved (if any) and whether the matter concluded with a settlement. Other selection criteria included the number of partners featured in Who’s Who Legal: Investigations and Who’s Who Legal: Business Crime Defense (two guides published by GIR’s parent company), total number of partners, global locations and capabilities, and former government experience, among others.