Updated 4:43 p.m.
A former Department of Justice official has joined Kirkland & Ellis as a partner in the firm’s Washington office, the firm announced Monday.
William Stuckwisch, formerly assistant chief in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Unit of DOJ’s Fraud Section, joins the government, regulatory and internal investigations practice group at Kirkland.
In his previous post, Stuckwisch supervised half of the FCPA investigations and prosecutions, including the largest FCPA matter to date. He served as the lead prosecutor in a case involving a scheme to bribe Nigerian government officials related to the Bonny Island liquefied natural gas plant construction. From 2009 to 2010, Stuckwisch was senior counsel to the assistant attorney general for the Criminal Division.
Stuckwisch was a counsel with O’Melveny & Myers before he departed for the Department of Justice in 2004. During that time his practice focused on securities and accounting fraud, the FCPA, internal investigations, complex civil litigation and other white-collar matters.
“Bill's extensive experience prosecuting FCPA matters will be especially beneficial to our clients as they face increased scrutiny from governments and enforcement agencies around the world, and as compliance becomes increasingly complex,” Jeffrey Hammes, chairman of Kirkland’s global management executive committee, said in a written statement.
Stuckwisch was not immediately available for comment.