Step into any of 2,600-lawyer Hogan Lovells’ 51 offices worldwide, and prepare to bump into more than a few partners who know their way around a criminal indictment.

The firm employs 141 lawyers worldwide who are engaged in white-collar criminal defence and investigations practices, including 42 partners and five who hold firm leadership positions, including Steve Immelt, CEO since 2014, and a former assistant US attorney in Maryland.