Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP announced today that Randy Luskey, former Assistant United States Attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California, will rejoin Orrick’s San Francisco office as a partner in the firm’s White Collar Defense and Corporate Investigations Group.
Mr. Luskey joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office in 2011, where he managed complex government investigations, prosecutions and enforcement actions and developed broad trial experience. He has prosecuted a wide variety of federal criminal cases involving offenses such as mail/wire fraud, health care fraud, money laundering, tax crimes, RICO, identity theft, homicide, environmental crimes, gang-related crimes and armed robbery. He has represented the United States in hundreds of proceedings in federal court, including grand jury proceedings, jury trials, evidentiary hearings, and sentencing proceedings. Mr. Luskey has received awards and commendations from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the U.S. Secret Service, and the U.S. State Department for providing exceptional prosecutorial assistance.
“We are thrilled to welcome Randy back as our partner. He is an enormously talented trial lawyer and respected member of the white collar bar,” said Walter F. Brown Jr., Managing Director of Orrick’s Business Units and leader of its White Collar practice group.
During his tenure at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Mr. Luskey secured guilty verdicts in a month-long health care fraud jury trial against the owners of two medical device companies (United States v. Sogbein, et al.). He played a key role in the bank fraud investigation and prosecution of Ayman Shahid, the President of the Bay Area’s largest home builder, and Ross Ulbricht a/k/a “Dread Pirate Roberts,” the architect of Silk Road, a drug trafficking website. In addition, Mr. Luskey served as the lead prosecutor in the RICO case against the Nuestra Familia criminal organization in the Bay Area (United States v. Cervantes, et al.).
Mr. Luskey is the third partner addition to Orrick’s White Collar team in the past four months. In July, the group added Jonathan E. Lopez, the inaugural Deputy Chief of Department of Justice’s Money Laundering and Bank Integrity Unit, to its Washington, D.C. team. Last month, William (Billy) B. Jacobson, former Senior Vice President, Co-General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Weatherford International Ltd. (NYSE: WFT), joined Mr. Lopez in Washington. Orrick also announced in September the addition of Kelsi Corkran, former DOJ Appellate lawyer and clerk to the Honorable Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, as a partner in its Supreme Court & Appellate Group in Washington.
“The addition of Randy continues our focus on building our top ranked white collar practice to help our clients’ navigate the ever-evolving, complex regulatory and compliance environment,” said Stephen G. Foresta, Leader of the firm’s Litigation Business Unit. “It has been a year of tremendous growth for this team on both coasts.”
Mr. Luskey added, “The past three and half years at the Justice Department have been an extraordinary experience, and I leave with the deepest respect for my colleagues there. At the same time, I am very excited to rejoin the growing team at Orrick.”
Mr. Luskey first joined Orrick as a summer associate in 2003. While at Orrick, he focused on government and internal investigations, complex litigation and trial work. He graduated in 2002 from University of California, Berkeley with a Bachelor of Arts, with distinction, in Political Science. He received his J.D. from New York University in 2005, where he was a member of the Order of the Barristers and a Dean’s Scholar.
Orrick’s White Collar Defense & Corporate Investigations Practice Group is well-known for representing clients in high-profile white collar criminal cases and regulatory defense matters at every stage of criminal or parallel civil proceedings. Chambers USA ranks Orrick’s California White Collar Group Band 1, noting the team’s “superb trial strength in white-collar representation and an ability to draw on the global resources of the firm as a whole.”
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