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BakerHostetler Opens In San Francisco

BakerHostetler has opened an office in San Francisco at the Transamerica Pyramid - 600 Montgomery Street. The office will be led by Robb Adkins, former executive director of the nation’s Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force during the Obama administration.

Adkins arrives from Winston & Strawn, where he served as the managing partner of the firm’s San Francisco office, head of West Coast litigation and co-chair of its white collar practice. Prior to his role with  the Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force, Adkins was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Central District of California and Chief of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Orange County, California. Adkins was also one of the trial attorneys in the government’s criminal prosecution of Enron, participating in the prosecution of Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling. He is currently the national chair of the ABA White Collar Crime Committee.

“I am excited to join BakerHostetler and its highly regarded white collar and litigation attorneys. It is a rare opportunity to get in on the ground floor and open an office for a national law firm,” Adkins said

In the past year, BakerHostetler has added 17 attorneys to its roster in California. Last month, William Oxley of Dechert LLP, a first chair trial litigator and Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, joined the firm as head of litigation for the Los Angeles office.

“We are thrilled to have a seasoned lawyer such as Robb join us,” remarked Eric Sagerman, managing partner of BakerHostetler’s Los Angeles office. “Robb and Bill are excellent additions to our firmwide litigation group and enhance our abilities on the West Coast.” Sagerman was hired in January 2019 as part of an announced plan for the firm to grow its presence on the West Coast, where it now has offices in Los Angeles, Costa Mesa, San Francisco and Seattle.

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