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Peter S. Hyun, Former Chief Counsel for Sen. Feinstein, Joins Wiley Rein’s White Collar Defense Group

October 8, 2018

Washington, DC—Wiley Rein LLP announced today that Peter S. Hyun former Chief Counsel to Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Ranking Member on the Senate Judiciary Committee, has joined the firm’s White Collar Defense & Government Investigations Practice as a partner. At Wiley Rein, Mr. Hyun will defend clients in criminal and civil government enforcement actions, congressional investigations, and State Attorneys General investigations.

“Adding a partner with Peter’s ability, high-profile government experience, and successful track record strengthens our elite white collar defense team,” said Managing Partner Peter D. Shields. “His talent and deft skill in navigating all three branches of the federal government will strengthen our litigation and government investigations capabilities, providing clients with invaluable insight.”

Mr. Hyun joins Wiley Rein after having served as the chief legal advisor to Senator Feinstein on law enforcement issues – including asset forfeiture, False Claims Act enforcement, bank fraud, money laundering, cybercrime, white collar fraud, wire fraud, firearms, and human trafficking, among other issues. He further worked on bipartisan, bicameral legislation, and also assisted on oversight of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Prior to his tenure on Capitol Hill, Mr. Hyun served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia, Affirmative Civil Enforcement Unit, where he investigated and litigated procurement fraud, health care fraud, and mortgage fraud. He also served as an Assistant Attorney General in the New York State Office of the Attorney General.

“Peter is a triple threat,” said Ralph J. Caccia, chair of Wiley Rein’s White Collar Defense & Government Investigations Group. “His experience on the Hill, coupled with his work as an Assistant United States Attorney in Virginia and an Assistant State Attorney General in New York, provides him with a unique skill set to navigate increasingly common multifront federal, state, and regulatory investigations. We’re thrilled to have a lawyer of Peter’s caliber join our growing white collar and government investigations team.”   

Mr. Hyun is a graduate of New York University School of Law and received a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley. He clerked for the Honorable Suzanne B. Conlon at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Wiley Rein’s White Collar Defense & Government Investigations Practice has a breadth of experience advising Fortune 500 companies, small and medium-sized companies, business executives, and public officials regarding criminal and civil government enforcement actions and investigations. For decades, the team’s lawyers have successfully represented clients in high-stakes matters and helped them navigate public relations crises. The Group is composed of former Assistant U.S. Attorneys, former congressional investigative counsel, and former DOJ and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) attorneys.

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