Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan has signed on a new co-managing partner for its Washington office.
The firm announced Wednesday that it hired trial lawyer William Burck, formerly a partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges.
Burck also has served as deputy counsel to former president George W. Bush in the White House Counsel’s office, and was an assistant U.S. attorney in New York City. He advises clients on a wide swath of white-collar matters related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the False Claims Act and Dodd-Frank Act regulations, among others.
Burck said in an interview that Washington is playing an ever-increasing role in global regulation and litigation. “D.C. is the capital of the government world,” Burck said. “There are lots of regulatory issues and lots of litigation that is tied into D.C.”
He added that his experience managing lawyers at the White House will translate effectively in his new leadership role with Quinn Emanuel.
“I managed teams of lawyers on a variety of cases in the past,” Burck said. “The responsibility of a law firm is serving your clients and making sure your clients have the best people.”