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Furdek joins Husch Blackwell, 1 of 6 new compliance practice group hires

Furdek joins Husch Blackwell, 1 of 6 new compliance practice group hires

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Rebecca Furdek
Rebecca Furdek

Rebecca Furdek has joined Husch Blackwell’s Milwaukee office as an associate. She’s one of six new attorneys that the firm has added to its white collar, internal investigations and compliance practice group.

Furdek previously served as counsel to the solicitor at the U.S. Department of Labor and in private practice. She’ll now counsel clients in a variety of business sectors as they conduct internal investigations, defend government enforcement actions and engage in complex civil litigation, including labor and employment claims.

The firm also announced that Jeff Jensen returned to Husch Blackwell to lead the white collar, internal investigations and compliance practice group. He was appointed as the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri in 2017. He’s working at the St. Louis office.

Other hires for the practice group are Tim Garrison, the former U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri; Scott Glabe, who worked for the Department of Homeland Security as acting under secretary for policy and assistant secretary for trade and economic security; senior compliance and ethics advisor Salvador Hernandez, who spent 25 years at the Federal Bureau of Investigation; and senior counsel Michael Martinich-Sauter, who rejoined the firm after serving as general counsel and deputy attorney general for special litigation in the Missouri Attorney General’s Office.

Catherine Hanaway, chair of Husch Blackwell, said the firm’s goal is to have a group that can be a single point of service for clients and address regulatory compliance comprehensively. The current team has individual and collective experience working across agencies and branches of state and federal government, Hanaway said.

The practice group consists of 40 attorneys in 13 of the firm’s 23 offices.

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