22 January 2007 - Mayer Brown, a leading international law firm, announced today that Bryan Daly, 49, Chuck Kreindler, 47, and Marc Harris, 44, have joined the firm's White Collar Defense & Compliance practice in the Los Angeles office as partners.
"The addition of Bryan, Chuck and Marc
makes our white collar group one of the most formidable practices in California and the nation."
Daly, Kreindler and Harris
, all former federal prosecutors, have extensive experience focusing on white collar defense and complex civil litigation.
"As our practices continued to expand, Chuck, Marc
and I were looking for a larger platform and access to cases and resources that had been previously unavailable to us," said Bryan Daly.
Marc S. Harris
practice focuses on the representation of companies and individuals in connection with state and federal criminal investigations and prosecutions, as well as complex business litigation.
has successfully defended clients charged with or investigated for tax fraud, securities fraud, national security offenses, campaign finance fraud, health care fraud and mail fraud.
He recently won an acquittal in a federal securities fraud trial involving the Chief Financial Officer of a publicly traded company.
On the civil side, he
has successfully tried and obtained dismissals of claims brought under the federal and state False Claims Acts, and has successfully litigated a variety of other matters, including RICO and theft of trade secrets claims.
Mr. Harris served for eight years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Central District of California, where he was the Deputy Chief of the Public Corruption and Government Fraud section.
investigated and prosecuted several complex, high-profile cases involving public corruption, environmental fraud, campaign finance violations, tax fraud, customs fraud and fraud relating to government programs.
Mr. Harris received the Department of Justice Director's Award for Superior Performance as an Assistant U.S. Attorney from the Attorney General of the United States.
Mr. Harris received a B.A., magna cum laude, in public policy studies and economics from Duke University and a J.D. from the Boalt Hall School of Law, where he was Note and Comment Editor for the California Law Review and received the Stephen Finney Jamison Award for scholarship and advocacy.