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Adding wattage to its white-collar practice, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius has hired Enron Task Force prosecutor John Hemann for its San Francisco office. Hemann, a 10-year assistant U.S. attorney, prosecuted Enron’s former chief financial officer, Andrew Fastow. Hemann said he was recruited to Morgan, Lewis through Leslie Caldwell, the former head of the Enron Task Force and former director of the criminal division in the U.S. attorney’s office in San Francisco. She joined the firm last fall vowing to help make it “nationally recognized as a white-collar shop.” Hemann said the firm, boasting 1,240 attorneys and 19 offices worldwide, would provide the exposure he will need to pick up cases outside the district. “If you look at the lawyers defending the cases in Enron � they are from all over the country,” he said. Hemann, who is joining the firm as a partner, will focus on developing the firm’s white-collar practice on the West Coast. He’ll work with associate Lisa Tenorio-Kutzkey, another Enron alum from the U.S. attorney’s office. Caldwell does some work in San Francisco, but is based in the firm’s New York office. White-collar practices are hot now, with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act fueling corporate demand for internal investigations. In his government career, Hemann has tried about 20 criminal and civil cases. He won an insider-trading conviction against former Crosby, Heafey, Roach & May partner Malcolm Wittenberg, as well as a bribery conviction against the mayor of East Palo Alto. He also prosecuted officials at the San Francisco Housing Authority for selling federal rent subsidy chits, a case that was closely followed because the government’s star witness — who pleaded guilty to 10 felony counts — was the goddaughter of then-Mayor Willie Brown. Hemann’s wife, Assistant U.S. Attorney Anne-Christine Massullo, is now part of the team trying McKesson Corp. executive Richard Hawkins for securities fraud. Morgan, Lewis moved into the Bay Area two years ago with bulk hires from Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison. It now has 160 lawyers here. Recent laterals include Joan Haratani, president elect of the Bar Association of San Francisco, who came from Shook, Hardy & Bacon; and immigration practice partners Lance Nagel and A. James Vazquez-Azpiri, who left Cooley Godward.

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