HOUSTON, March 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Steve Corso, a former assistant U.S. attorney who has also served as a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforcement attorney, has moved to the Houston office of Haynes and Boone, LLP as part of a strategic effort to reinforce the firm's government investigations and litigation practices.
Corso's practice will focus on SEC defense, internal investigations and white collar criminal matters. He will be working to solidify and grow the government investigations practice in Houston and across the country in areas including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and public company accounting and disclosure concerns.
Dallas Partner Kit Addleman, the litigation section leader supervising government enforcement and litigation matters, said no other attorney in Houston – and relatively few in the country -- has a background working at both the U.S. attorney's office and the SEC.
"Steve's unique experience within both the Justice Department and the SEC has given him breadth and depth in the kinds of complex white-collar matters we are seeing with our current clients and across public companies generally," Addleman said. "His insight and perspective after 11 years at the Houston U.S. attorney's office and more than three years as a staff attorney in the SEC's Division of Enforcement in Atlanta will be vital to serving clients at a very high level."
Corso received his B.A. from Vanderbilt University in 1991 and his J.D. from University of Georgia Law School in 1995. He was a member of the 2012 Class of the Department of Justice's Leadership Excellence and Achievement Program. In October 2011, Corso received the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency, Gaston L. Gianni, Jr. Better Government Award for outstanding effort investigating and prosecuting a matter involving procurement fraud in connection with procuring food for American military personnel in Iraq and Kuwait.
At Haynes and Boone, the national Government Enforcement and Litigation Practice Group includes former high-ranking federal prosecutors and longtime criminal defense lawyers experienced at resolving the most sensitive matters through thorough investigation and skillful negotiation.
The firm's litigators handle commercial and government litigation of all sizes, knowing that any matter can be "bet-the-company," depending on the client and the case profile. Their unique approach ensures that the right team handles the right case. Whether the case is a contract dispute, a class action, a regulatory issue or is industry-specific, the practice's lawyers are always mindful of a client's need for efficiency and budget certainty.
Clients recognize the difference, noting in Chambers USA how they value Haynes and Boone's "ability to be proactive and to manage our expectations. They've done a great job of developing relationships with our business people."
Haynes and Boone clients include industry leaders, such as Halliburton and AT&T, as well as high-visibility clients like the National Football League. We also represent a wide variety of other clients, including banks, financial services companies, manufacturers, technology and software companies, real estate firms and nonprofit institutions, among others.
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