LAWFUEL – Law News Network – Law Jobs – Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Maurice Suh, the former Deputy Mayor of Homeland Security and Public Safety for the City of Los Angeles will join the firm as partner in the Los Angeles office.
Previously, Suh has served as the former Deputy Chief of the Public Corruption and Government Fraud Section of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles and was a partner at Howrey LLP. Suh will focus his practice at Gibson Dunn on complex commercial litigation, internal corporate investigations, and defense of government investigation and enforcement actions. Suh will also work with partner Robert Bonner, the former head of the Customs Department and a former federal judge, in the firm’s fast-growing homeland security practice.
“Maurice will be a terrific addition to the firm,” said Ken Doran, Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn. “He is a seasoned trial lawyer with a strong record of success in complex litigation. Substantively, his background as a federal prosecutor, in homeland security, and public policy will enhance our capabilities in the white collar, regulatory, civil and political arenas.”
“We are delighted to welcome Maurice to the firm,” said Marjorie Lewis, Co-Partner-in-Charge of the Los Angeles office. “Maurice is an exceptional lawyer and is highly regarded in the white collar bar. His extensive experience in litigation that combines complex regulatory, criminal and civil components will be a valuable asset for our clients.”
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said, “Maurice has played an integral role in advancing homeland security, public safety and emergency preparedness in my administration and on behalf of the City of Los Angeles and this region. He has served creatively and with distinction, providing fine leadership as the head of my office of Homeland Security and Public Safety.”
“I was honored to work with Mayor Villaraigosa to establish the Office of Homeland Security and Public Safety in Los Angeles. With the goals for my term of service completed, it’s time for me to return to private practice,” said Suh. “I am excited about joining a firm that combines one of the strongest litigation platforms in the country with a top-flight corporate practice, and I look forward to working with my new colleagues at Gibson Dunn.”
About Maurice Suh
Before his service as Deputy Mayor for Homeland Security and Public Safety, Suh was a partner at Howrey LLP. He was also the Deputy Chief of the Public Corruption and Government Fraud Section of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles, becoming the youngest person to have earned the position. While at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Suh received the “Prosecutor of the Year Award” in 2001 and the “Director’s Award for Superior Performance” in 1998.
Suh received his law degree from Columbia Law School after graduating summa cum laude from Columbia College.