March 28, 2018

New York, NY (March 28, 2018) --- Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP today announced that UK solicitor Simon Osborn-King has joined the firm as a partner (UK) in the Litigation and Compliance, Investigations & Enforcement Practice of the London office. Mr. Osborn-King joins the firm from Slaughter and May in London.

“Simon adds tremendous depth and breadth to our highly qualified UK and U.S. team,” said Peter Burrell, partner and head of Willkie’s Litigation, Compliance, Investigations & Enforcement and White Collar Defense Practices in London. “His arrival furthers the growth of our practice over the past six years and supports our strategy of delivering an integrated platform between the U.S. and UK, along with Paris, Frankfurt and Rome.”

Mr. Osborn-King’s practice is focused on complex regulatory and internal investigations – often with dual UK and U.S. aspects – and enforcement proceedings facing multinational corporations, financial institutions and individuals across a range of business sectors. He has advised clients under investigation by regulators and prosecutors in multiple jurisdictions, including the UK Financial Conduct Authority and Serious Fraud Office, U.S. Department of Justice, European Commission, Italy Public Prosecutors’ Office, Japan Financial Services Agency and Korea Fair Trade Commission. He also defends corporate clients in high-stakes litigation and arbitration proceedings arising out of investigations or regulatory developments.

“Simon is a dynamic and energetic lawyer with terrific experience. His curiosity and insight about the areas in which we work fit our team profile well and we are excited to have him join us,” said Martin Weinstein, Chair of the Compliance, Investigations & Enforcement Practice Group.

“I am very excited to join Willkie Farr & Gallagher,” said Mr. Osborn-King. “In the UK, U.S. and Europe, the firm has an excellent reputation in the compliance, investigations and enforcement space. I am thrilled to be joining an exceptional team, with a clear ambition and focus, working with clients to navigate the ever-demanding regulatory and enforcement challenges they face across the globe.”

Willkie’s Compliance, Investigations & Enforcement Practice represents public companies, financial institutions and their executives in all aspects of compliance, investigations and enforcement, and in particular high-stakes matters and all types of financial crimes. We are distinguished as an elite international team, joining up the experience of litigators in the U.S., UK and Continental Europe to provide an integrated platform of legal services covering multiple jurisdictions and geographies.

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP is an international law firm of more than 700 attorneys with offices in New York, Washington, Houston, Paris, London, Frankfurt, Brussels, Milan and Rome. The firm is headquartered in New York City at 787 Seventh Avenue. Tel: 212.728.8000.