Dechert has hired this week former federal prosecutor Andrew Boutros from Seyfarth Shaw to serve as regional chair of the firm’s U.S. white-collar practice.
Boutros, who will be based in Chicago and Washington, D.C., was the national co-chair of Seyfarth’s white-collar, internal investigations and false claims team. He had been at the firm since 2015, after leaving the U.S. attorney’s office in Chicago.
“Dechert has been a very attractive firm to me for quite some time. As luck would have it, we share at least one large client,” Boutros said in an interview, declining to name the client. “It became obvious at some point that we could have 2+2=5, in that the platform and the relationships I have with this client could result in even more opportunities and synergies which we were excited to be able to share together.”
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