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DLA Piper Adds Corporate Partner Danish Hamid in Washington, DC

By on June 22, 2017 in Announcements

DLA Piper announced that Danish Hamid has joined the firm’s Corporate practice as a partner in Washington, DC.

Inn a release, the firm said Hamid is an international lawyer who focuses on cross-border business transactions, regulatory compliance and internal investigations. He has significant experience drafting and negotiating complex international sales, licensing, outsourcing, distribution, joint venture and foreign government and military procurement contracts. For nearly 20 years, Hamid has counseled clients on a variety of regulatory matters, including those related to the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and other anti-bribery laws, anti-money laundering, data privacy, US economic sanctions and the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).

The release continues:

“Danish has a deep understanding of both domestic and global compliance requirements, which will serve our clients well in today’s challenging regulatory landscape,” said John Gilluly, DLA Piper’s US chair of the Corporate practice. “His skills and knowledge integrate closely with our leading global white collar and regulatory practices.”

Hamid has led numerous internal investigations and corporate matters in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America for publicly-traded and private companies. He regularly advises C-level managers, company boards, audit committees, and outside auditors on investigations and related government disclosure strategies. Hamid has also counseled a variety of businesses on implementing and auditing compliance programs, and is regularly called upon to support regulatory due diligence efforts in the context of M&A transactions, private placements, capital market deals, joint ventures, and reseller, vendor, and business partner relationships. His clients range from emerging companies to prominent multinational public companies in the technology, healthcare and life sciences, investment banking, venture capital, energy, defense, aerospace, and education fields.

“With so much uncertainty in Washington, particularly within the life sciences and technology industries, it’s more important than ever for companies to ensure they’re staying on track,” said Jeff Lehrer, managing partner of DLA Piper’s Washington, DC, office. “Danish’s attention to detail in leading investigations across various industries and his reputation for efficiently and effectively handling clients’ needs will be very valuable to our clients.”

Hamid joins from Cooley, where he was the co-chair of the firm’s FCPA and International Anti-Corruption Practice. He is the most recent addition to DLA Piper’s Washington, DC, office in recent months, following partners Raphael Larson, John Rah and Anna Spencer.Additionally, the firm’s Corporate practice has added partners throughout the US this year, including Jeff Legault (New York), Omari Sealy (Miami) and Paul Wassgren (Los Angeles).

Hamid received his J.D. from George Washington University, where he was a member of The George Washington International Law Review. He earned his B.A., with honors, in Jurisprudence from the University of Oxford.



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