Boies Schiller Flexner hires former DC federal prosecutor

Boies Schiller Flexner, following the departure of several attorneys, said on Monday it has hired Kenya Davis, a former assistant U.S. attorney from the District of Columbia, as a partner in the global white-collar investigations group.

Davis will focus her practice on issues such as human trafficking, as governments increasingly require companies to disclose their efforts to address the issue in their operations and supply chains.

His hire “strengthens the company’s compliance capabilities on social and governance issues, particularly as they relate to customer labor,” the company said in a statement.

The hiring comes weeks after it was revealed that more than a dozen lawyers were leaving the London office of the firm that famed litigant David Boies founded more than two decades ago with Jonathan Schiller and Don Flexner.

The departures included former managing partner Natasha Harrison and several UK litigators who represented Barclays Plc, ING Bank NV and Siemens AG, among others.

Davis has served as lead counsel in 35 jury trials and 15 bench trials and has handled more than 100 grand jury investigations and more than a dozen appeals, Boies Schiller said.

She served as co-chair of the DC Human Trafficking Task Force, a group of senior federal and local law enforcement officials, government agency leaders, and nonprofit leaders. The group has worked to increase prosecution of traffickers, provide comprehensive victim services, and coordinate anti-trafficking efforts in the Washington area.

Boies Schiller “is a versatile, trial-ready company that deals with the issues that matter most and, most importantly, it is already significantly engaged in anti-trafficking work,” Davis said in the statement.

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