Clark Hill Adds Litigation Member Russell Duncan in Washington, D.C.

Jun 27, 2019

Duncan to focus on White Collar, SEC Enforcement and Government Investigations

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June 27, 2019, WASHINGTON, D.C. – Clark Hill PLC today announced the addition of Russell Duncan as a Member of the firm’s Litigation Business Unit in its Washington, D.C. office. Duncan was formerly a shareholder at Shulman, Rogers where he served as Chair of the White Collar, SEC Enforcement, and Government Investigations Group and Deputy Chair of the Litigation Department.

“Russell’s diverse background and experience across various government agencies in Washington, D.C. will be invaluable for our clients here and nationally who face complex regulatory issues, government investigations, or criminal prosecution,” said Thomas K. Ragland, Member in Charge of Clark Hill’s Washington, D.C. office. “We continue to expand our capabilities in the region, and Russell’s arrival is a key element of our broader strategy for both the D.C. area and throughout the firm.”

“Russell brings significant experience and insight to our clients given his broad experience as a prosecutor, and recently as an Assistant Director in the Enforcement Division of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB),” said Kaveri Subbarao, Litigation Business Unit Director at Clark Hill. “Russell is well respected among his clients for his skill and expertise in resolving their issues, often without resorting to extensive litigation.”

“Clark Hill’s culture of collaboration and excellent reputation convinced me that the firm would provide a great opportunity to expand the resources available to assist my clients,” said Duncan.  “The firm’s national platform across litigation practices will be a tremendous asset to these clients.”

Duncan represents clients, including public company executives, accounting professionals and firms, broker-dealers, financial advisors and other professionals and individuals facing government investigations and civil and criminal litigation with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), and other federal and state regulatory or criminal authorities.  He is a former senior trial attorney for the DOJ, the SEC, and the PCAOB, first for nine years as an Assistant United States Attorney in Washington, D.C., then as an Assistant Chief Litigation Counsel for the SEC, and most recently as an Assistant Director-Attorney for the PCAOB.

Duncan has assisted clients in diverse matters, including SEC investigations, PCAOB Inspections and Enforcement proceedings, insider trading litigation, FCPA violations, financial fraud, accounting fraud, FDA violations, bribery, extortion, FINRA, the Investment Advisor Act, immigration violations, and government contract matters, including bid protests and debarment proceedings.   He regularly consults with accounting firms, public companies, directors, financial advisers, and broker dealers on regulatory investigations and related matters and helps develop compliance programs to address issues before they become the subject of government investigations or private litigation.

Duncan earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School and his B.A. in History from Harvard College.

About Clark Hill PLC

Clark Hill is an international law firm with multidisciplinary practices that draw on our attorneys’ industry and policy knowledge, our deeply held shared values, and a global network of premier firms and advisors to provide innovative legal solutions and excellent client service worldwide. 

Founded in 1890, Clark Hill is one of the largest law firms in the United States, with more than 600 attorneys and professionals, and 25 offices in the United States, Dublin and Mexico City.  The firm has been significantly expanding since 2013, beginning with the addition of 100 lawyers from Thorp Reed & Armstrong.  In 2017, the firm combined with Los Angeles-based Morris Polich & Purdy LLP, adding 100 lawyers, and in 2018 the firm combined with Texas-based Strasburger & Price, LLP, adding 200 lawyers in Texas, New York, Washington, D.C. and Mexico City. 

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