Laurence Urgenson Joins Mayer Brown in Washington, D.C.

Laurence Urgenson has joined law firm Mayer Brown as a partner in its Washington, D.C. office. The firm announced yesterday that Urgenson has joined its White Collar Defense & Compliance group.

Urgenson joins Mayer Brown from Kirkland & Ellis, where he focused his practice on representing corporate and individual clients in all aspects of white collar criminal defense, and in particular matters related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Previously, Urgenson served as the DOJ’s Chief of the Fraud Section for the Criminal Division, where he advised U.S. Attorneys on white collar crime issues, supervised the prosecution of bank, securities, and defense procurement frauds, and oversaw the FCPA Unit and the Defense Procurement Fraud Unit. He also previously served as a Chief Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York.