Loeb & Loeb Adds Partner Nathan J. Muyskens to White Collar Criminal Defense Practice in Washington, D.C.
July 30, 2012
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Loeb & Loeb LLP announced today that Nathan J. Muyskens has joined as a partner in the firm’s White Collar Criminal Defense, Corporate Compliance and Investigations Practice in Washington, D.C. His practice focuses on criminal antitrust, anticorruption, and securities and commodities enforcement matters. Muyskens, a former trial attorney for the Federal Trade Commission, joins the firm from the Washington, D.C. office of Shook, Hardy & Bacon, LLP.
Representing corporate and individual clients, Muyskens handles proceedings before the Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, Federal Trade Commission, Department of Defense, U.S. Congress, and other federal and state regulators. He also conducts numerous internal investigations, advises clients on corporate governance issues, and assists with the implementation of compliance codes.
Loeb & Loeb Chairman Michael D. Beck said, “Nate brings a wealth of expertise that will enhance our capabilities in the Washington, D.C. office. His years of experience in private practice paired with his time in government will increase the quality of service that we can provide to our clients dealing with these highly complex investigations. We are very pleased to welcome him to the firm.”
A significant part of Muyskens practice includes defending companies in corruption investigations and other matters related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. He has participated in several cross-jurisdictional investigations involving the Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as a number of foreign law enforcement agencies such as the United Kingdom’s Serious Fraud Office. In addition, Muyskens helps companies avoid the myriad problems associated with foreign corruption by leading internal reviews and creating compliance programs designed to address these issues.
Muyskens also has experience handling government antitrust investigations on behalf of companies in various industries, such as air travel, defense, pharmaceuticals, energy, chemicals, home products, and technology. He has counseled and defended these clients in all types of antitrust litigation on both the federal and state levels.
Daniel G. Murphy, chair of Loeb & Loeb’s Litigation Department, commented: “Nate’s experience will be invaluable as we continue to develop our white collar defense team nationally. In addition, his trial experience demonstrates the level of skill he has inside the court room and working successfully with complicated matters before various government agencies.”
In addition to his white-collar and antitrust practice, Muyskens has conducted numerous internal investigations into cyber breaches, phishing schemes, denial-of-service attacks, and other cyber crimes. As part of this practice, he routinely counsels boards of directors and audit committees on issues of corporate governance related to cyber intrusions.
Before entering private practice, Muyskens was a trial attorney with the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition, where he led investigations into the retail and energy sectors. Prior to his service at the commission, he was an Associate Independent Counsel with the Office of Independent Counsel in the matter of In re A. Michael Espy, as part of a team that investigated and prosecuted several high-ranking officials of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Muyskens also served as counsel to U.S. Senator Robert J. Dole from 1995 to 1996.
“Loeb & Loeb provides me with a larger, national platform as well as the internal support and synergy in which to grow my practice,” said Muyskens.
Admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Virginia, Muyskens earned his J.D. from the University of Kansas’ School of Law, where he was the Publications Editor for the Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy. He also served as an appellate advocacy instructor at the institution. He received his B.A. from the University of Virginia.
With the addition of Muyskens in Washington, D.C., Loeb & Loeb’s White Collar Defense team now has 23 attorneys firm wide.
Loeb & Loeb LLP is a multi-service law firm with more than 300 attorneys focusing on select practice areas, rather than endeavoring to be all things to all clients. The firm is recognized as a leading law firm in the areas of advanced media; bankruptcy, restructuring and creditors' rights; business litigation; capital markets, energy; entertainment; finance; intellectual property; mergers and acquisitions; real estate; technology; and tax and wealth services. Loeb & Loeb has five domestic offices in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Nashville and Washington, DC, as well as a representative office in Beijing.