Foley & Lardner announced today that Lewis Zirogiannis has joined the firm as a partner in its Litigation Department and Government Enforcement Defense & Investigations Practice Group. Zirogiannis is resident in the firm’s San Francisco and New York City offices.
Zirogiannis’ practice focuses on complex litigation, as well as government and internal investigations and corporate compliance. He has deep expertise in counseling corporations and company executives in connection with litigation and investigation matters in the areas of anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, trade sanctions, information governance, securities fraud, and data privacy and protection, including the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). Zirogiannis has appeared before the U.S. Supreme Court and in federal and state trial and appellate courts, and he has conducted investigations in Asia, Latin America, Africa and Europe.
Zirogiannis brings extensive in-house experience from having served six years in legal leadership roles at two global businesses of General Electric Co., where he oversaw global compliance programs and supervised litigation, investigations and regulatory relations. In addition, he previously served as Associate General Counsel and Global Anti-Corruption Officer at American International Group.
“Lewis’ extensive global regulatory and compliance experience enhances our ability to navigate Foley’s clients through increasingly complex regulatory challenges,” said Lisa Noller, chair of Foley’s Government Enforcement Defense & Investigations Practice Group. “His presence in California and New York expands our already significant litigation capabilities nationwide, and we are thrilled to welcome him to the team.”
Zirogiannis comes to Foley from Reed Smith, where he was a member of the complex litigation and global regulatory enforcement practice groups. He began his legal career as a staff attorney in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and as a federal judicial law clerk in the Southern District of New York before entering private practice.
“We continue to focus on expanding our capabilities in San Francisco with the addition of top lateral talent, and Lewis’ addition immediately deepens our bench strength and the services we can provide to our clients both in California and nationally, particularly in the areas of government enforcement, labor and employment, and privacy,” said Thomas Carlucci, managing partner of Foley’s San Francisco office. “We are excited to welcome Lewis to the team.”