Four white-collar litigation lawyers have moved from Winston & Strawn to the Washington office of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, Pillsbury announced in a press statement Tuesday.
William Sullivan, Jr. and G. Derek Andreson moved to Pillsbury as partners, and Ryan Sparacino and John McMillan joined the firm as associates.
Sullivan will serve as co-head of Pillsbury’s white-collar practice group alongside New York partner Mark Hellerer. Sullivan focuses on fraud and corruption issues, criminal antitrust, accounting improprieties and financial disclosures. Before entering private practice, Sullivan served as an assistant U.S. attorney in the District of Columbia U.S. attorney's office for more than 10 years.
Andreson focuses on corporate internal investigations and white-collar defense. He also advises clients on strategies involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and mergers and acquisitions.
“With the increased focus on federal criminal enforcement efforts and a growing number of companies being investigated for FCPA violations and other alleged crimes, we very much wanted to further enhance our capabilities in Washington, D.C.,” said Ken Taber, co-head of Pillsbury’s firm-wide litigation practice. “With this latest acquisition, we’ve accomplished that goal.”