Global Investigations Review (GIR) named WilmerHale Partners Daniel Schubert and Erin Sloane to its list of 40 of the world's leading investigations lawyers under the age of 40. GIR's inaugural "40 Under 40" is a list recognizing the next generation of leaders in the investigations bar from around the globe.
GIR described Schubert, Sloane and the other winners as the "best of the first generation of global investigations lawyers," explaining that they "truly are the world's best young investigations specialists: one look at the significance of the cases they're working on, the praise from their clients and, indeed, the quality of the firms they're working for will confirm this."
The 40 winners were chosen based on peer and client references, as well as their work. Among the 40 winners were 13 women and 27 men from 33 different firms, based in 11 different cities, including: Beijing, Calgary, Dublin, Düsseldorf, Hong Kong, London, Moscow, New York, San Francisco, São Paulo and Washington DC.
"I've been fortunate to work on a number of great matters over the years, and so it's hard to pick a single highlight," Schubert said. "Representing JPMorgan in the recent 'London Whale' investigations has certainly been fascinating, and I was lucky enough to work with some truly fantastic people on that matter, both at my firm and at JPMorgan."
When asked to name some of the key trending issues in investigations for her profile, Sloane described "the changing landscape of voluntary disclosure, increasingly active enforcement in foreign jurisdictions, and the formative litigation that is happening in the US around many of the FCPA's key provisions, to name a few. I think one of the most interesting issues we are seeing here is the impact of the Dodd-Frank whistle-blower provisions that arose out of the financial crisis. Not only are many investigations now triggered by whistle-blowers who go to the SEC and DoJ, there is an increase in collateral litigation with those whistle-blowers that is raising interesting issues of incentives, investigative privilege, and the importance of corporate culture."
Schubert concentrates his practice on government investigations and enforcement matters, with extensive experience representing investment banks, financial institutions, accounting firms, corporations and individuals in a broad range of complex matters.
Sloane primarily practices in the areas of government and internal investigations and white collar criminal matters, with a focus on FCPA and anti-corruption issues.