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Clifford Chance Boosts New York Practice With Three Hires

October 13, 2011

(Updates with details on hires in fourth paragraph.)

Oct. 13 (Bloomberg) -- Clifford Chance LLP hired former Nixon Peabody partner Edward O’Callaghan and former prosecutors David Raskin and Christopher Morvillo in New York.

The moves will help Clifford Chance strengthen its white collar criminal defense, regulatory enforcement and government investigations group, the firm said today in a statement.

“It’s a rare occurrence when three litigators the caliber of David, Chris and Ed agree to move from different organizations to form, and join, a terrific team,” David DiBari, head of Clifford Chance’s U.S. Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice, said in the statement.

All three new hires are former federal prosecutors. O’Callaghan, 42, led Nixon Peabody’s government investigations and white collar defense group. Morvillo, 47, is a partner at the white collar boutique firm Morvillo, Abramowitz, Grand, Iason, Anello & Bohrer PC based in New York. Raskin, 47, joins Clifford from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Manhattan where he successfully prosecuted Zacarias Moussaoui for his involvement in the Sept. 11 terror attacks, according to the statement.

--Editors: Glenn Holdcraft, Fred Strasser

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