BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Laredo & Smith has announced a new practice at the firm, corporate compliance, and a new partner, José P. Sierra, who has joined the firm from Fish & Richardson P.C. He will concentrate his practice in white collar criminal defense and government investigations, corporate compliance, and business litigation. Laredo & Smith’s corporate compliance practice will give companies the expertise of a professional who has served as both a chief compliance officer and a federal prosecutor.
“José brings his considerable public, corporate and law firm experience to the firm,” said Marc Laredo, Laredo & Smith, LLP, partner. He adds depth to our existing white collar criminal defense and business litigation practices and provides a new strength in corporate compliance that builds on those areas.”
As chief compliance officer, Sierra has built two in-house compliance departments for pharmaceutical companies (Sepracor, now Sunovion, and Kos Pharmaceuticals) and was previously director of litigation at Schering-Plough. He spent a dozen years as an assistant U.S. attorney in Newark, NJ, investigating and trying numerous high profile cases. Following law school, he served as clerk to the Honorable Reynaldo G. Garza, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
“I’m looking forward to having a close relationship with my clients at Laredo & Smith,” said Sierra. “I enjoy an entrepreneurial environment and look forward to expanding my white collar work and building this new compliance practice.”
He has been admitted to the state bar in Massachusetts, Delaware, New Jersey and New York and to the federal bar in the Districts of Massachusetts, Delaware, and New Jersey, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit.
The law firm of Laredo & Smith, LLP provides respected advice and creative representation in business litigation, white collar criminal defense and government investigations; corporate compliance; business law; and employment law. Its attorneys are responsive and have a passion for achieving excellent results. You’ll find thoughtful and thorough representation in preventing litigation and avoiding disputes and a strategic and tenacious approach to litigation