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April 29, 2011 4:56 PM

Morvillo Abramowitz Opens DC Office, Hires Wilson Sonsini Partner to Lead

Posted by Irene Plagianos

White-collar criminal defense powerhouse Morvillo, Abramowitz, Grand, Iason, Anello & Bohrer has hired Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati litigation partner Lisa Prager to open and lead the firm's new Washington, D.C., office, sibling blog The Blog of Legal Times reports.

Prager specializes in government investigations, export controls and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act matters. This summer she goes to trial in United States  v. Goncalves et al., a case the Justice Department has described as the largest single prosecution of individuals in the history of FCPA enforcement. She is advising defendant Wayne Weisler, co-owner of a company that makes body armor.

Before private practice, Prager served as acting assistant secretary and deputy assistant secretary for Export Enforcement at the U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security. While at Commerce, Prager was the highest-ranking career employee in export enforcement.

The New-York based, 60-lawyer Morvillo Abramowitz counts several high-profile individuals among its clients, including Martha Stewart and Anil Kumar, the former McKinsey & Co. Inc. director who is cooperating with prosecutors in the criminal case against Galleon Group founder Raj Rajaratnam.

Click here for the report from the The BLT.

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