Greenberg Traurig, LLP issued the following announcement on Feb. 4.
Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP continued to expand its Sacramento office with the addition of Todd A. Pickles as of counsel in the White Collar Defense & Special Investigations Practice, as well as David A. Cheit as of counsel and Deepi K. Miller as associate in the Litigation Practice.
“We are thrilled to have these three talented attorneys join our office,” said Kurt A. Kappes and Jeffrey Leacox, co-managing shareholders of Greenberg Traurig’s Sacramento office. “They will add to our team’s significant abilities to meet the challenges faced by our broad range of clients.”
Prior to joining the firm, Pickles was assistant U.S. attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of California. He represents clients in white collar matters and investigations, as well as in business litigation, tort, employment, constitutional, and environmental claims. His experience includes investigations and prosecutions related to securities fraud, investment fraud, bank fraud, health care fraud, and identity fraud. As part of his work in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of California, he served as the civil rights and hate crimes coordinator for the Eastern District of California. He earned his J.D., summa cum laude, from the University of San Francisco School of Law, and a B.A., cum laude, from Georgetown University.
Cheit joins the firm from DLA Piper. He handles civil litigation matters in a variety of areas including business disputes, insurance coverage, health care, real estate, and employment. He earned his J.D. from University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, and his B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley.
“Todd and David offer tremendous value to our clients, both in California and nationwide,” said Jeff E. Scott, co-chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Global Litigation Practice. “Todd’s impressive experience in the U.S. Attorney’s Office and David’s background in civil litigation strengthen our existing capabilities and allow us to continue delivering high-quality results for our clients.”
“We are thrilled to join Greenberg Traurig and its highly regarded Litigation Practice,” noted Pickles and Cheit in a joint statement. “We look forward to collaborating with the firm’s robust network of attorneys and participating in the growth of the practice and Sacramento office.”
Miller joins Greenberg Traurig from Winston & Strawn, LLP. She focuses her practice on complex business matters, representing clients in all phases of commercial litigation in federal, state, and bankruptcy courts. She earned her J.D. from University of California, Hastings College of the Law, and a B.A. from University of California, San Diego.
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