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Shareholder Jason Lewis said Greenberg Traurig is a good fit for his group’s practice because of the network of offices but also because of its entrepreneurial bent and the “quality of its people.”

Four lawyers who do white-collar crime defense and securities law, led by shareholder Jason Lewis, have joined Greenberg Traurig’s Dallas office.

The group, which also includes shareholder David Klaudt and associates Jason Hopkins and Adam Tyler, came from Locke Lord. Klaudt is a securities shareholder and Lewis, a former U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement attorney, joins as chairman of the Greenberg Traurig white-collar crime defense practice in Dallas.

Lewis said Greenberg Traurig is a good fit for his group’s practice because of the network of offices but also because of its entrepreneurial bent and the “quality of its people.”

The group joined Greenberg Traurig in late January, but the moves were not announced until mid-February.

He declines to identify their clients.

Julie Gilbert, chief marketing officer for Locke Lord, provided this statement from the firm about the departures:

“We of course are sorry to see them go and we wish them well. Former U.S. Attorney Paul Coggins continues to head our white collar and SEC practice which remains strong and in great demand,” the firm wrote in the statement.