Steptoe & Johnson has brought in a notable international lawyer adept in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act matters and cross-border investigations to deepen the bench of its investigations and white-collar defense group.

Iris Bennett, who has spent the last eight years at Smith Pachter McWhorter, has moved to Steptoe’s Washington, D.C., office as a partner. Before Smith Pachter, Bennett spent a decade at Jenner & Block after starting her legal career as an assistant federal public defender in the District of Columbia’s Federal Public Defender’s Office.