Nov. 30, 2023 - The firm was named to Global Investigations Review (GIR)’s GIR 30 list, a ranking of the best law firms for complex multijurisdictional corporate investigations. The ranking measures firms’ institutional strengths based on a range of factors, including a firm’s reach, its caseload and appearances before government authorities. “HHR is set apart from U.S. rivals by its thriving office in Paris and its work for the World Bank,” the publication wrote.

GIR highlighted our work on a variety of matters, including advising telecommunications company Ericsson in an independent review of the adequacy of the company's prior disclosures before and after it entered into a deferred prosecution agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice in 2019. It also discussed the firm’s representation of building material company Holcim Group, whose French subsidiary LaFarge agreed to pay $778 million in October 2022 to resolve allegations that six former executives collaborated to pay ISIS to continue operating a cement plant in Syria.

GIR also discussed HHR’s “impressive track record with multilateral development banks in 2022,” including monitorships of two Chinese state-owned companies mandated by the World Bank, and our work for cardiovascular research company Biotronik in reaching a $13 million settlement in which it admitted to violating the False Claims Act by paying kickbacks to physicians to encourage them to use the company’s products.

“Kevin Abikoff is known for his monitorship and multilateral development bank work and was the monitor to chemical manufacturer Innospec in connection with U.S. and U.K. bribery resolutions,” the publication wrote. “He shares the leadership of the firm’s investigations group with Laura Perkins, who was recognized by GIR as an FCPA Practitioner to Watch in 2021.” Michael DeBernardis and Samuel Salyer were also mentioned for their work on World Bank investigations.

GIR went on to highlight the firm’s sanctions and anti-money laundering practice, led by Jan Dunin-Wasowicz and Sean Reilly, as well as Marc Weinstein, Dan Weiner and Charlie Cohen for their work in the litigation space, and Bryan Sillaman, Nicolas Tollet and Anne Gaustad’s presence in the Paris office. The firm was previously included in GIR’s top 100 firms in the investigations space but broke into the top 30 for the first time this year.