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Boies, Schiller & Flexner Appoints Matthew Getz as Partner in London

March 30, 2016

Boies, Schiller & Flexner has appointed international disputes and investigations lawyer Matthew Getz as a partner in its international disputes and regulatory practice in London.  

Mr. Getz, who is qualified both in England and in New York, joins from the London office of Debevoise & Plimpton, where he has practiced in the firm’s White Collar & Regulatory Defence group since 2008. He previously worked in Debevoise’s New York office. He has advised large multinational companies in some of the world’s biggest anti–corruption internal investigations, as well as in contractual litigation, intellectual property lawsuits, and international arbitration.

At Boies, Schiller & Flexner, he brings further depth and experience to the international investigations practice in London. The practice, which has particular experience representing clients in the financial services sector, focuses on domestic and cross-border white collar crime and internal investigations, and investigations by UK and U.S. authorities. The Boies, Schiller & Flexner team in London works hand-in-hand with the firm’s highly regarded Global Investigations and White Collar Defense practice, which is based in New York.

“We expect the investigations and white collar practice to continue to be a core focus of the firm in future years, in New York, Washington, D.C., and London,” said Boies, Schiller & Flexner Managing Partner Jonathan Schiller. 'We have substantially increased the resources we devote to government investigations and internal investigations," he said.

Natasha Harrison, the Managing Partner of the firm’s London office, said: “We have been focused on growing our international disputes practice in London, and a core part of our strategy is to develop our offering to clients in the international investigations area, including white collar, regulatory and criminal investigations. It is all about identifying leading lawyers in their field who can deliver the highest quality of service to our clients. With Matthew on board, we can meet rising client demand for this work, especially in the financial services sector. His appointment reinforces our reputation for delivering the right results for our clients in high value, highly complex, high stakes work.”

Mr. Getz’s appointment is part of the selective and careful expansion of the London office under Ms. Harrison, which now numbers four partners, three counsel, and six associates, and which has already won two important results for bondholders in the past year.

As an English-qualified lawyer with extensive white collar and investigations experience in the UK, Mr. Getz has represented individuals and corporations under investigation by the Serious Fraud Office and Financial Reporting Counsel, and he has successfully represented individuals challenging Interpol Red Notices.  As a U.S.-qualified lawyer, he has represented clients under investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and other agencies. Mr. Getz also has extensive experience representing clients in cross-border investigations and prosecutions.    

“This is the ideal time to join an elite and ambitious firm with a leading reputation in international disputes, and to play a pivotal role in the growth and development of its investigations work,” Mr. Getz said.