Washington, D.C., November 13, 2014 -- Miller & Chevalier Chartered today announced that Kirby D. Behre has joined the firm as a Member in the Litigation department. Behre joins from Paul Hastings LLP. He represents companies and individuals globally in government investigations, criminal prosecutions complex business litigation and regulatory matters.
Joining the Litigation practice from Paul Hastings LLP along with Behre are Senior Associate Lauren E. Briggerman and Associate Michael Anderson.
"We are excited to join Miller & Chevalier, which has a stellar reputation and is a market leader in the areas in which we focus our practice. Given the increasing global intersection of white collar, anti-corruption and criminal cartel enforcement and investigations, and our experience in these areas, Miller & Chevalier was a perfect fit," Behre said. "With more than 40 lawyers practicing in these areas, the firm has handled investigations in 64 counties over the past five years, which is an impressive global footprint.
"Just as important are the people," Behre added, "some of whom I have known for decades."
Behre has more than 25 years of experience as a prosecutor and trial lawyer. He is a nationally recognized authority on business crimes and global investigations, and co-authored Federal Sentencing for Business Crimes (Lexis-Nexis) and Responding to Corporate Criminal Investigations (BNA).
"Kirby is a great addition to our very active White Collar practice, and we are delighted he chose to join us and that Lauren and Michael are coming along with him. He brings a first-rate cartel and FCPA defense practice that complements and expands our existing White Collar expertise," said Mark Rochon, Chair of the firm's Litigation department and a member of the firm's Executive Committee. "Best of all, he is someone we have known and enjoyed working with for a long time on a variety of matters. We look forward to working with Kirby for years to come."
"We are pleased to welcome Kirby to Miller & Chevalier," said Anthony F. Shelley, Chair of Miller & Chevalier. "He is a widely recognized lawyer whose skills will enhance our capability to assist clients regarding FCPA and other anti-corruption laws and regulations."
Behre served as an Assistant United States Attorney in 1989. Before that, he practiced at the Washington, D.C. law firms of Hogan & Hartson and Pettit & Martin.
Behre is General Counsel to Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the National Capital Area, an organization he has been involved with for more than 25 years. He earned his B.A. with special honors and distinction from George Washington University and a J.D., cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center.
Briggerman received her J.D. from The George Washington University Law School with honors, where she served as Executive Articles Editor for The George Washington International Law Review. She earned her B.A. in Political Science and French from Northwestern University. Previously, she clerked for the Honorable Thomas C. Wheeler on the Court of Federal Claims.
Anderson received his J.D. and his LL.M. in International and Comparative Law from the Duke University School of Law, where he served as Executive Editor of the Duke Law Journal. He earned his B.A. with highest honors in History and Political Science from Duke University. Previously, he clerked for the Honorable James C. Dever III on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina.
About Miller & Chevalier
Founded in 1920, Miller & Chevalier is a Washington, D.C. law firm with a global perspective and leading practices in Tax, Employee Benefits (including ERISA), International Law and Business, White Collar and Internal Investigations, Complex Litigation and Government Affairs. In an era of big law, Miller & Chevalier is a top-ranked firm sharply focused on targeted areas that interact with the federal government. Over the past three years, the firm's lawyers have represented nearly 40 percent of the Fortune 100, nearly a quarter of the Fortune 500 and nearly one-third of the Global 50. Based in Washington, D.C., a significant number of firm lawyers have held senior positions in the U.S. government and have written many of the regulations they currently help clients navigate. For more information on the firm, visit www.millerchevalier.com.
Mark Rochon, Miller & Chevalier, 202-626-5819
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