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Litigation Partner Bruce Casino Joins Sheppard Mullin's Washington, D.C. Government Contracts and Investigations Practice

May 9, 2012

Bruce J. Casino has joined the Washington, D.C. office of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP as a partner in the firm's Government Contracts, Investigations & International Trade practice group.  Casino joins Sheppard Mullin from Katten Muchin Rosenman in Washington, D.C.

Casino is a litigator with a substantial focus in government contracts-related litigation, which includes white collar defense, False Claims Act, customs duties and customs fraud, export controls, and FCPA matters.

"Bruce brings a wealth of litigation experience to our nationally recognized Government Contracts and Investigations practice group.  He is a well-respected and tremendously talented white collar and civil litigation expert," said Guy N. Halgren, chairman of Sheppard Mullin.

"I am pleased to welcome Bruce to the D.C. office.  We have one of the best government regulatory practices in the nation, and Bruce further strengthens our capabilities,"  said Edward F. Schiff, managing partner of Sheppard Mullin's Washington, D.C. office.

"The strength and breadth of Sheppard Mullin's Government Contracts and Investigations practice group is very impressive, as is the firm's successful growth and expansion in recent years.  I am thrilled to join the firm, and look forward to again practicing with former colleagues, including John Chierichella and several other Sheppard Mullin D.C. office partners," Casino commented.

Casino's white collar criminal representations include an oil industry company with overseas operations in an FCPA and export controls investigation; a mid-size U.S. auto parts manufacturer in a customs fraud investigation; a senior executive of a Fortune 500 corporation in a medical devices health care fraud investigation; and a Fortune 500 computer services provider facing a grand jury investigation for theft of intellectual property, and computer and government contract fraud.  His civil litigation representations include a Fortune 100 auto manufacturer in litigation for reimbursement of an unconstitutional customs tax; a Fortune 100 corporation in protracted FOIA litigation; a foreign automobile manufacturer in customs duty litigation in the Court of International Trade; a Forbes 400 individual in a bank-related civil asset forfeiture case; and two large cities and others in litigation with respect to the U.S. Census.

Casino received his J.D., cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center in 1988 and a B.S. from University of Maryland in 1984.  He clerked for Judge Carol Mansman, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and taught the White Collar Crime course at George Washington University Law School for 14 years.

Sheppard Mullin's Government Contracts, Investigations & International Trade practice group includes 50 attorneys.