DLA Piper has recruited two of Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker’s senior litigation partners for its Washington office. James Wareham, who served as Paul Hastings’ global chairman for litigation, and Laura Flippin, chairwoman of Paul Hastings' litigation practice in Washington, join DLA Piper as partners.
Wareham (pictured above) and Flippin represent clients in complex litigation matters and high-profile regulatory and governmental investigations.
Wareham, a former Jones Day partner, has handled insider trading, financial reporting and accounting fraud investigations conducted by the Securities and Exchange Commission, by federal grand juries and by public company boards of directors. He has defended clients involved in investigations into alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, federal campaign finance legislation and securities reporting regulations.
According to court records, Wareham has represented such clients as Daniel Mudd, former president and CEO of Fannie Mae; James Allen, a former director of WorldCom; Arbitron, Inc.; Morse Diesel International Inc.; Westland Inc.; RCI Group Inc.; Ft. Dearborn Group Ltd.; and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
Flippin served as a special assistant to President George W. Bush from 2004 to 2005, and advised him on homeland security matters. She served as deputy assistant attorney general in the Justice Department’s Civil Division. In that role, Flippin oversaw litigation for such government agencies as the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Trade Commission and the Food & Drug Administration. She also served as a trial attorney at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
In private practice, Flippin advises clients on government investigations, corporate internal investigations and compliance, securities fraud and complex civil litigation matters. She has represented corporations and individuals in a number of industries, including oil and gas, financial, energy, higher education, health care, pharmaceutical, engineering and telecommunications. In addition to Paul Hastings, Flippin’s previous experience includes time as an associate at White & Case and McGuire Woods.
Wareham and Flippin were not immediately available for comment.