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Winston & Strawn LLP
101 CALIFORNIA STREET
39TH FLOOR
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94111
United States
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Work Department

Litigation; White Collar, Regulatory Defense and Investigations Practice

Position

https://www.winston.com/en/who-we-are/attorneys/adkins-robb-c.html

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Dispute resolution > Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

Winston & Strawn LLP is noted for the ‘effectiveness‘ of its team ‘in dealing with all aspects of exceptionally complex matters‘. The group’s Washington DC office was greatly boosted in 2018 by the arrival of a team from Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP, including Abbe Lowell, Michael Loesch and Christopher Man, as well as Eric Meiring, who joined the group from the DOJ’s Criminal Section. Lowell is noted for handling top-drawer individual representations; recently he has advised Jared Kushner on the congressional and special counsel inquiries into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. ‘Bright and sophisticated in her approach‘, New York-based Suzanne Jaffe Bloom defended AIG in an FCA case before the Second Circuit, successfully dismissing a qui tam relator’s complaint with prejudice. On account of his ‘honesty, integrity and perseverance‘, Thomas Buchanan is described by one client as ‘an Abraham Lincoln of the modern era‘; he represented Transport Logistics International in a DOJ FCPA investigation into a kickback scheme involving Russian officials, leading to a deferred prosecution agreement and a drastically reduced fine. Chicago’s Dan Webb is representing Ukrainian businessman Dmitry Firtash in an FCPA case pending in the Northern District of Illinois. Other key practitioners include San Francisco’s Robb Adkins and New York’s Seth Farber, who jointly chair the group alongside Lowell. ‘Top-of-the-market‘ Tom Melsheimer in Dallas and ‘accessible‘ Steven Grimes (who splits his time between Chicago and Hong Kong) are also recommended.

United States > Dispute resolution > General commercial disputes

The ‘dedicated’ litigators at Winston & Strawn LLPstep into the shoes of their clients and counsel them based on real world priorities’. The already sizeable team saw further growth during 2018; among the high-profile litigators who joined the firm were Denise Scofield and Hugh Tanner, both of whom joined the Houston office from Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP. A cross-office team including Harvey Kurzweil in New York, Paula Hinton in Houston and San Francisco-based Robb Adkins represented CPB Contractors as plaintiff in litigation against various Chevron and KBR entities concerning a construction project in Australia. Stephen D’Amore in Chicago ‘possesses superb litigation skills and also provides sound advice and strategy in assessing exposure and settlement value of cases’. One of the co-chairs of the litigation department, he regularly takes a lead role on some of the firm’s significant cases; recently, this has included defending Archer Daniels Midland in a class action in Illinois federal court concerning the company’s equine products. Thomas Melsheimer is the managing partner of the Dallas office, and consumer class action expert Amanda Groves splits her time between Charlotte and Silicon Valley.