NEW YORK, Dec. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Adam Ford and Kevin O'Brien, two highly regarded and experienced attorneys, have partnered to form Ford O'Brien LLP, a boutique law firm specializing in securities litigation, arbitration, regulatory enforcement and white collar criminal defense.
The partnership joins together the experience and accomplishments of two premier litigation attorneys with established track record of successful outcomes. Mr. Ford and Mr. O'Brien previously served in prestigious government positions and practiced at top multinational law firms as well as esteemed litigation firms – representing financial institutions, Fortune 500 companies and prominent individuals in high-stakes, and high-profile litigation.
Kevin O'Brien is an experienced trial lawyer and former Assistant U. S. Attorney, who specializes in commercial and securities litigation on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants, arbitrations, regulatory enforcement cases and white-collar criminal defense. He formerly was a name partner in Harris O'Brien, St. Laurent & Chaudhry LLP.
"Over the course of working closely together litigating and counselling clients, it became clear to us that we shared the passion and experience to create a client-centric firm, based on a new strategic law firm model," said Mr. O'Brien.
Adam Ford has extensive experience representing individuals and corporations in both state and federal courts in every aspect of regulatory enforcement and white-collar criminal cases from investigation through appeal and has handled major matters involving allegations of securities, wire, mail, and accounting fraud, money laundering, FCPA and Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) violations, insider trading, obstruction of justice, food and drug misbranding, and tax offenses, among others.
"Our new firm places in the forefront of all of our decisions our dedication to vigorously serving clients, as well as fostering a creative, collaborative environment in which employees can work and thrive," Mr. Ford added.
Kevin O'Brien is a partner and co-founder of Ford O'Brien LLP. He previously was a name partner at Harris O'Brien, St. Laurent & Chaudhry LLP. Prior to that he was a litigation partner at Dechert LLP. He began his career as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of New York, where he successfully tried several prominent public corruption cases. He has served as Chief Counsel to the New York State Commission on Government Integrity, and as Associate Independent Counsel in the Office of Independent Counsel in Washington, D.C.
He received his J.D. from Harvard Law School, and is a graduate of Harvard College and University of Oxford.
Adam Ford is a partner and co-founder of Ford O'Brien LLP. He previously was a partner at Harris O'Brien, St. Laurent & Chaudhry LLP. Prior to that he worked closely with pre-eminent trial lawyer, Gary Naftalis, at Kramer, Levin, Naftalis & Frankel, LLP, and was formerly associated with Morvillo, Abramowitz, Grand, Iason & Anello, P.C.
He received his J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law, his B.A. from University of Pittsburgh, and studied at the International Criminal Law and International Trade at the American University of Cairo, Egypt. Adam clerked for Chief Magistrate Judge A. Simon Chrein in the Eastern District of New York.
About Ford O'Brien LLP
Ford O'Brien LLP specializes in securities litigation, arbitrations, and regulatory and white collar criminal defense. The firm is dedicated to vigorously advocating on behalf of clients with strategic, thoughtful counsel to achieve successful outcomes in and out of the courts by use of creative, sophisticated strategies and tactics.
For further information contact:
Ford O'Brien LLP
85 Broad Street, 28th floor
New York, NY 10004
MEDIA CONTACT: Glynis Ford
Phone: (917) 863-8671
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