(October 26, 2018, Washington, DC) — For the fourth consecutive year, Global Investigations Review has named Steptoe to its GIR 30, an independent guide to the world's best firms for international investigations. The top 30 law firms were unveiled during an awards ceremony held at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington on October 25.
The GIR 30, which was launched in 2015, is part of the GIR 100, an annual guide to the world's leading cross-border investigations practices. Based on extensive research, GIR editors have selected 100 firms from around the world able to handle sophisticated cross-border government-led and internal investigations.
For its preeminence in corporate criminal defense and investigations, Steptoe has been recognized by leading legal directories and publications – including Chambers USA, The Legal 500 and Law360. Steptoe has also been recognized by the National Law Journal as the Washington Legal Department of the Year in White-Collar Crime in 2014, 2017, and 2018.
Through decades of experience, Steptoe has earned a national reputation as a go-to firm for boards, audit committees, special committees, companies, and other institutions in need of outside counsel to handle government investigations, sensitive internal investigations, and compliance reviews. The firm's team includes former officials from a wide range of US law enforcement and regulatory agencies, including the Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, FBI, Department of Homeland Security, Treasury Department, IRS, Federal Trade Commission, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and the New York County District Attorney's Office.
In more than 100 years of practice, Steptoe has earned an international reputation for vigorous representation of clients before governmental agencies, successful advocacy in litigation and arbitration, and creative and practical advice in structuring business transactions. Steptoe has more than 500 lawyers and other professional staff across offices in Beijing, Brussels, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, New York, Phoenix, San Francisco, and Washington. For more information, visit www.steptoe.com.