Christina Guerola Sarchio, Jay Darden and Scott Stewart, partners in the firm’s Washington office, were featured in an article in The Washington Post on May 31, 2010, about the recent trend of law firms hiring attorneys with backgrounds in government investigations.
Firms have hired attorneys with regulatory enforcement, government investigations and white-collar crime, according to The Washington Post. Amid financial and environmental controversies, the government is expected to increase enforcement and scrutinize these industries. Law firms with experienced attorneys in those fields are positioning themselves as top firms to represent these cases, according to the article.
In May 2010, Patton Boggs brought onboard Mr. Darden, who previously investigated and prosecuted health care fraud while working at the Justice Department. The firm also added Mr. Stewartlast fall. Before joining Patton Boggs, Mr. Stewart worked at the Justice Department investigating and prosecuting pollution abatement cases with federal agencies.
“Environment, energy, heath care, financial fraud…those are the areas the government is taking a hard look at and we want to be well-positioned,” Ms. Sarchio said.