Litigation Trio Joins Sheppard Mullin’s Prominent White Collar & Investigations And Business Trial Team; Firm Elects Eight Attorneys To Partnership

Friday, February 21, 2014 - 14:54


Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP has added three partners to the firm's White Collar and Investigations and Business Trials Team: Raymond C. Marshall, Krystal N. Bowen and David S. Cannon. They join Sheppard Mullin's San Francisco office from Bingham McCutchen. Marshall, a past president of the State Bar of California and the San Francisco Bar Association, served on Bingham McCutchen’s Firm Executive Committee, as well as its Diversity Executive Committee. Ms. Bowen served as the co-chair of Bingham’s White Collar Investigations and Enforcement Group and was also a member of the firm’s Northern California Regional Hiring Committee.

Mr. Marshall represents clients in both complex civil and criminal litigation. He has conducted internal investigations in cases alleging insider trading, stock options backdating, securities fraud, accounting irregularities, antitrust violations, public corruption, FCPA and other corporate wrongdoing. He has represented corporate and individual clients in civil, criminal and administrative proceedings brought by governmental authorities, including the Department of Justice and the offices of various U.S. attorneys, state attorneys general and district attorneys.

Mr. Marshall currently serves as a co-director of the Task Forces and Special Committees Division of the ABA Section of Litigation, and is a member of the ABA Retirement Fund Board. He also serves on Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s Judicial Advisory Committee for the Northern District of California. He also serves as an adviser to the American Law Institute on the Model Penal Code Sentencing Project and is also a past member of the ABA Standing Committee on Federal Judiciary, and former president of both the State Bar of California and the Bar Association of San Francisco.

As an experienced trial lawyer, Ms. Bowen focuses her practice on white collar criminal defense, internal corporate investigations and complex commercial litigation. She represents business organizations and individuals in connection with criminal and regulatory investigations, as well as parallel civil and administrative proceedings. In addition to private practice, she served for nearly six years as an assistant United States attorney for the Central and Northern Districts of California, where she gained substantial trial and appellate experience, having conducted several trials in federal court and oral arguments before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on a broad range of criminal matters, including white collar and other offenses. Ms. Bowen worked closely with the FBI, SEC and other regulatory and law-enforcement agencies in preparing criminal cases for indictment and trial. She serves on the Board of Governors of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers, and the Board of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area. She recently completed a three-year term as a director of the San Francisco Bar Association, where she served as a member of BASF’s Finance Committee. Bowen is also a former Chair of BASF’s Judiciary Committee.

Mr. Cannon focuses on complex commercial and intellectual property litigation representing clients in a variety of industries, including technology, financial services, energy, manufacturing, insurance and development. He regularly litigates unfair competition claims, business torts, contract disputes, trade secret and trademark matters as well as product defect and securities law claims. He has significant experience with class actions and at trial. Prior to private practice, Mr. Cannon served as a judicial extern for Chief Judge Marilyn Hall Patel of the Northern District of California. In 2007, he served as an assistant district attorney in the Misdemeanor Trial Unit for the City and County of San Francisco. He serves on the Boards of the San Francisco Architectural Heritage and The SMART Program.

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Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP is pleased to announce that the firm has elevated eight of its attorneys to partner. The eight new partners are Leo Caseria (Los Angeles), Aytan Dahukey (Century City), John C. Dineen (San Diego), Tobin M. Dommer (Palo Alto), Christopher E. Hale (Los Angeles), Gina Reif Ilardi (New York), Mark E. McGrath (New York) and Matthew M. Sonne (Orange County).

Leo Caseria is a member of the Antitrust and Trade Regulation practice group and is based in the Los Angeles office. Caseria’s practice focuses on antitrust law and complex commercial litigation, in both state and federal courts. He has represented global companies in connection with a wide variety of antitrust matters, including matters involving alleged exclusionary conduct, price-fixing, and international cartels, as well as matters involving the intersection of antitrust and intellectual property.

Aytan Dahukey is a member of the Corporate practice group and is based in the Century City office. His healthcare practice focuses on public and private mergers and acquisitions and general corporate counsel representing a wide variety of healthcare-related clients in California and nationally. His clients include independent physician associations, large physician groups, hospitals and hospital-affiliated foundations and other integrated multi-specialty medical clinics, provider management services organizations, accountable care organizations (ACOs) and other healthcare entities as well as those private equity funds and strategic investors that participate in the healthcare sector.

John Dineen is a member of the Business Trial practice group in the San Diego office. He practices general business and commercial litigation. He has a wide array of experience in complex civil litigation and has successfully represented clients in claims involving breach of contract, unfair business practices, fraud, negligence, Truth-In-Lending and Real Estate Settlement Procedures Acts and other causes of action.

Tobin Dommer is a member of the Corporate practice group and is based in the Palo Alto office. He  has significant experience representing corporate investors, venture capital funds, private equity investors, entrepreneurs and software, internet, digital media and hardware companies through all stages of growth.

Chris Hale is a member of the Government Contracts, International Trade and Investigations practice group in the Los Angeles office. He specializes in commercial litigation and government contracts, with an emphasis on general business disputes, intellectual property, and investigations.

Gina Reif Ilardi is a member of the Entertainment, Technology and Advertising practice group in the New York office. Her practice includes the representation of studios, writers and independent production companies in various aspects of motion picture and television development, production, finance, distribution, advertising and promotions.

Mark McGrath is a member of the Business Trial and Intellectual Property practice groups in the New York office. He focuses his practice on commercial and intellectual property litigation. In the commercial litigation arena, he has particular experience in the areas of securities litigation, corporate trust litigation, consumer claims relating to alleged unfair business practices, internal investigations, director and officer liability, bankruptcy litigation, and distribution and regulatory actions.

Matt Sonne is a member of the Labor and Employment practice group and is based in the Orange County office. Mr. Sonne specializes in labor and employment law representing employers and speaks fluent Spanish. He litigates in multiple areas of employment law and defends against individual and class action lawsuits alleging violations of wage and hour laws, discrimination, wrongful termination, harassment, and other related matters.