Armstrong Teasdale adds British white-collar group leader to London
- Sarnjit Lal joins the firm of Tuckers Solicitors
- Armstrong Teasdale expanded to the UK in February through a business merger
(Reuters) – Armstrong Teasdale said Thursday he was adding three lawyers in London, including Sarnjit Lal, a partner who will lead the firm’s UK white-collar crime and investigation team.
According to the firm, Lal has more than two decades of experience dealing with fraud, criminal cases and cross-border disputes.
Previously, she worked for over 20 years at London-based Tuckers Solicitors on matters under investigation by authorities including the UK’s Serious Fraud Office and the Financial Conduct Authority.
Armstrong Teasdale, founded in St. Louis, has recruited more than 30 white-collar criminal defense lawyers into its offices over the past three years, he said.
The firm added a presence in the UK in February after merging with Kerman & Co, when it recruited 50 lawyers and employees.
Along with Lal, the firm announced Thursday it had hired Keziah Kissi, also a lawyer for Tuckers, for its British white-collar team, as well as Fraser Mitchell, an associate partner, from offshore law firm Appleby.
Tuckers and Appleby did not immediately respond to messages seeking comment on the departures.
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