Andrews Kurth Adds Prominent White-Collar and Civil Litigators in Its Washington, DC Office

Jan 28, 2010, 10:00 ET from Andrews Kurth LLP

Firm Strengthens Corporate Compliance, Investigations and Defense Practice

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Andrews Kurth LLP is pleased to announce that Roscoe C. Howard, Jr. and Daniel S. Seikaly have joined the firm's Washington, DC office.  

Howard has joined the firm as a Partner and Seikaly serves as Counsel to the firm. Meena T. Sinfelt has also joined the DC office as an Associate. All three are part of the firm's Corporate Compliance, Investigations and Defense (CCID) Practice Group and will focus their practice on white-collar criminal matters, corporate compliance, ethics issues, internal investigations and complex civil litigation.

"Few attorneys in the country can match the white-collar and complex civil litigation experience and expertise possessed by Roscoe and Dan," says Spencer Barasch, leader of the firm's CCID practice. "Our clients, and the firm as a whole, will benefit greatly from the knowledge they bring from their work at the Department of Justice and in the private sector."

Howard served as the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia from 2001 to 2004, and previously served as Assistant U.S. Attorney in both the District of Columbia and Eastern District of Virginia. The many significant matters Howard handled, in addition to his work at DOJ, include his work as Associate Independent Counsel in the investigations of former Secretary of Agriculture, A. Michael Espy, and former Secretary of H.U.D., Samuel R. Pierce.  

Prior to his appointment as the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, Howard was a tenured Law Professor at the University of Kansas School of Law. He also served as law clerk to the Honorable Raymond L. Finch of the Territorial Circuit in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. Howard earned his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law and his undergraduate degree from Brown University.

Seikaly also had a distinguished DOJ career prior to entering private practice. He served as the Chief of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia, Assistant Inspector General for Investigations at the Central Intelligence Agency and Associate Deputy Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice. Seikaly earned his law degree from Wayne State University Law School and his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University.

"Spence and the entire CCID team at Andrews Kurth are among some of the best in the nation," says Mr. Howard. "We are incredibly excited to be joining the firm and working with such a respected group of attorneys and clients."

Combining more than 100 corporate and securities lawyers with more than 100 litigators, the firm's CCID group represents public companies, financial institutions and investment firms in a myriad of governance, compliance and enforcement issues.

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