Greenberg Traurigís Chicago Office Continues Growth with Addition of
Two Prominent Litigators
CHICAGO, IL -- October 22, 2002 -- The law firm Greenberg Traurig today
announced James G. Richmond
and Kevin D. Finger have
joined the firmís Chicago office as shareholders in the litigation department.
Both are former partners with the Chicago firm of Ungaretti & Harris.
"Greenberg Traurigís recent growth and expansion in Chicago continues
to offer highly successful lawyers and clients access to a truly national
and international platform in which to practice," said
Paul T. Fox, co-managing
shareholder of the firmís Chicago office. "We are pleased to add lawyers
of the caliber of Jim and Kevin to the firmís outstanding national litigation
Richmond focuses his practice on a variety of compliance and enforcement
issues, including financial fraud, healthcare fraud, issues in the gaming
industry and white-collar criminal matters. He is a former United States
attorney for the Northern District of Indiana and was a special agent for
the FBI and for the criminal investigation division of the IRS. As an assistant
United States attorney, Richmond successfully tried the first Medicare fraud
case ever prosecuted and secured the conviction of a former C.I.A. employee
for committing espionage against the United States. Richmond served as the
first special counsel for Financial Institution Fraud to then-Deputy Attorney
General William P. Barr and oversaw the prosecution for the failures of
the 100 largest savings-and-loans institutions. He also mediated issues
related to parallel criminal, civil and administrative actions between the
Justice Department and regulators on four of the largest thrift failures.
He edited the revision of the U.S. Attorneyís Manual, chaired the Attorney
Generalís Advisory Committee for two terms and served on the National Economic
In private practice, Richmond has represented a senior FBI official in
connection with the Ruby Ridge incident. He served as minority counsel to
the Senate Foreign Relations Committee representing Republican members of
the U.S. Senate in the "October Surprise Hearings." For three years, Richmond
held the position of General Counsel of a billion dollar healthcare corporation.
In addition, he has conducted over 200 internal investigations for a
Fortune 50 corporation. Recently, Richmond represented a different
Fortune 50 corporation in a far-reaching criminal investigation conducted
by the Department of Justice and continues to represent corporations and
individuals in various types of criminal investigations.
Richmond holds a law degree and a bachelorís degree from Indiana University.
He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a member of
the Board of Visitors of the Indiana University School of Law.
Finger focuses his practice on complex civil litigation, corporate compliance,
and white-collar criminal matters. He has represented large corporations
and employees in a number of government investigations and creates and implements
corporate compliance programs. Before joining his previous firm, Finger
served as an assistant state attorney in Cook County in the financial crimes
and governmental fraud unit, where he conducted more than 50 grand-jury
investigations and handled numerous jury and bench trials.
Finger holds a law degree from Loyola University School of Law and a
bachelorís degree in electrical engineering from the University of Notre
The addition of Richmond and Finger brings the number of lawyers practicing
in Greenberg Traurigís Chicago office to 47. "We continue to focus on cherry-picking
stars from outstanding local and regional firms who will benefit from the
depth of services we offer clients in 18 business centers around the country,"
noted Chicago co-managing shareholder
Keith J. Shapiro. "Jim
and Kevin have a national practice that we expect will expand dramatically
as part of Greenberg Traurig."
About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, full-service law firm with 1,500
attorneys and governmental affairs professionals in the U.S., Europe and Asia. The
firm is ranked seventh on The American Lawyer's Am Law 100 listing of the
largest law firms in the U.S., based on number of lawyers.
Greenberg Traurig serves clients from offices in: Albany, NY; Amsterdam, The
Netherlands; Atlanta, GA; Boca Raton, FL; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Denver,
CO; Fort Lauderdale, FL; Houston, TX; Las Vegas, NV; Los Angeles, CA; Miami, FL;
Morristown, NJ; New York, NY; Orange County, CA; Orlando, FL; Philadelphia, PA;
Phoenix, AZ; Sacramento, CA; Silicon Valley, CA; Tallahassee, FL; Tokyo, Japan;
Tysons Corner, VA; Washington, D.C.; West Palm Beach, FL; Wilmington, DE; and Zurich,
Switzerland. Additionally, the firm has strategic alliances with the following independent
law firms: Olswang, London and Brussels; Studio Santa Maria, Milan and Rome; and
Hayabusa Kokusai Law Offices in Tokyo.
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