Chicago, IL, June 6, 2007 – LAWFUEL – The Law Firm Newswire – Bak…

Chicago, IL, June 6, 2007 – LAWFUEL – The Law Firm Newswire – Baker & McKenzie LLP announced today that Robert W. Tarun joined the Investigations and Business Crimes practice of the Firm’s North American Litigation Practice Group as Partner in its San Francisco and Chicago offices. Tarun was a partner at Latham & Watkins in Chicago, and was co-head of their global white collar practice.

Tarun is an accomplished trial lawyer with more than 50 federal jury trials and 30 years experience in business litigation, corporate internal investigations and white collar criminal cases. In business litigation, Tarun has represented corporations, directors and officers in contract, fiduciary duty, negligence, common law fraud, RICO and civil antitrust claims. He has defended corporations, officers, attorneys and accountants in SEC enforcement actions alleging financial irregularities, insider trading and Foreign Corrupt Practice Act (FCPA) violations.

“We are delighted to have Bob join our Investigations and Business Crimes practice,” said Tom Doyle, chair of Baker & McKenzie LLP’s North American Litigation Practice. “Bob is a well-known and highly respected litigator, who will help our clients as they face increased criminalization of corporate conduct and a more acute emphasis on substituting compliance expense for litigation expense. His global experience, particularly with the FCPA, will be especially important as we continue to rapidly grow this practice for companies competing in a global marketplace.”

From 1976 to 1985, Tarun was a federal prosecutor in Chicago, concluding his decade of service as Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney. Since then, he has defended domestic, foreign and multinational corporations, as well as individuals facing conspiracy, mail and wire fraud, antitrust, export, health care fraud, false claims, tax evasion, FCPA and campaign finance charges across the nation. He has conducted internal corporate investigations in the U.S. and in more than 35 countries. Tarun is the co-editor of “Corporate Internal Investigations,” the leading treatise on internal investigations, published by Law Journal Press.

Tarun received his MBA from the University of Chicago in 1982, his JD from DePaul University in 1974, and his BA from Stanford University in 1971. He has been a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers since 1992, is the former chair of its Federal Criminal Procedure Committee and is a member of its Board of Regents responsible for Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin. He is a lecturer in law at the University of Chicago Law School, where he has taught business litigation and white collar criminal practice.

Commenting on Tarun’s joining, David Hackett, North American Managing Partner, said: “We welcome Bob to the Firm. His joining will be a boost to the Firm’s dispute resolution practice, as we continue to strengthen our reputation in handling investigations and business crime matters here in North America and around the world.”

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