Wondering what to do after you finish law school? Get into white-collar crime!
“You definitely have a need for advice from criminal lawyers,” said Robert Sims, a Latham & Watkins partner and white-collar criminal specialist hired in February from San Francisco’s McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enersen. “Over the last few years, you’ve seen increased government focus — and resources being focused — on sophisticated financial crimes.”
Los Angeles-based Latham is just one of a handful of law firms that have bulked up on criminal defense lawyers in recent months. Other firms that have hired white-collar crime specialists are Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich; L.A.’s Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, and Chicago’s Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal.
“Almost every firm is getting into that in some fashion,” said Walter Brown Jr., a white-collar crime specialist who joined Gray Cary in March from New York-based Thelen Reid & Priest.
[via Red Rock Eater]