William Burck of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan has taken the legal field for the Fédération Internationale de Football Association as soccer’s global governing body is rocked by corruption charges against nine of its officials and five corporate executives. Burck has been retained within the past month by the Zurich-based organization, according to sources briefed on the matter.
The sweeping 47-count indictment announced on May 27 by U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Kelly Currie, acting U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York, includes charges for racketeering, wire fraud, money laundering conspiracies and a 24-year plan in which FIFA higher-ups allegedly corrupted international soccer to get rich.
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