Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton has added a partner to its government contracts, investigations and international trade practice group in Washington, the firm announced Wednesday.
Bruce Casino, formerly a partner with Katten Muchin Rosenman, is a litigator who focuses his practice on government contract disputes, white collar defense, False Claims Act, customs duties and fraud, export control and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
In an interview, Casino said that the quality of the lawyers attracted him to Sheppard Mullin. He said that the aggressive enforcement of FCPA and False Claims matters has created more of a demand for legal expertise. The U.K. Bribery Act, which Casino called “FCPA on steroids,” has expanded the international reach of regulators.
Casino has represented an oil industry company in a white collar criminal matter related to an FCPA and export controls investigation, and a U.S. auto parts manufacturer in a customs fraud investigation. He also represented a Fortune 100 company in a Freedom of Information Act case that resulted in “a dozen productions of documents that would only have come through the litigation.”