November 05, 2018
Weil was yet again recognized as a Top 40 firm globally for corporate investigations in the 2018 edition of Global Investigations Review’s GIR 100, an annual guide to the world’s leading cross-border investigations practices. The Firm earned this distinction for the fourth consecutive year – out of 100 ranked firms overall – as the result of our White Collar practice’s impressive track record, breadth of experience and global capabilities.
GIR focused on Weil’s “impressive track record of declinations over the past few years,” and highlighted our work “putting an end to a four-year foreign bribery investigation by the DOJ into French pharma company Sanofi.” GIR also featured our effective counsel securing declinations for HMT, Innodata and Vantage Drilling in similar types of investigations. Based on GIR’s research, Weil has secured more publicly reported declinations (four) from the DOJ in FCPA investigations than any other U.S. law firm over the past two years, and the second-highest number of declinations of any U.S. law firm since 2010.
GIR also highlighted Weil’s deep bench of former government prosecutors, including practice Co-Head and Managing Partner of the Firm’s Washington, D.C., office Steven Tyrrell, practice Co-Head Christopher Garcia, Litigation Department Co-Chair Jonathan Polkes, partners Holly Loiseau and Sarah Coyne, and counsel Adam Safwat. GIR additionally recognized Weil’s international capabilities, including partner Britta Grauke in Frankfurt.
GIR’s process for selecting the top investigations practices around the world involved a number of criteria, including volume and quality of internal and governmental investigations carried out by each firm, 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, former government experience, investigations-related travel, and client base, among others.