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DLA Takes Litigator Partner from CMS in Ukraine

DLA Takes Litigator Partner from CMS in Ukraine

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DLA Piper has announced the appointment of former CMS dispute resolution Partner Olga Vorozhbyt as Partner and Head of the firm's Ukraine Litigation & Regulatory practice. 

Vorozhbyt focuses on litigation, international arbitration, compliance, and global investigations. According to a DLA Piper statement, “she has over 15 years' experience in complex domestic and cross-border litigation and international arbitration proceedings. Her clients include Fortune 500 companies across a broad range of sectors, from commercial banks, financial services, telecom and agriculture, through to construction, aircraft manufacturing, and shipping." The also reports that she "has significant experience with complex commercial fraud and white collar crime investigations, including those driven by the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)," and says that "she has handled numerous cross-border investigations, developed emergency strategies, conducted global risks assessment, developed effective compliance programs, and advised on best practices for compliance with Ukrainian and international legislation."

Before joining CMS in 2014 she was head of Dispute Resolution at Chadbourne & Parke until that firm closed its doors in Kyiv in September of that year. She had spent over four years at Chadbourne, after beginning her career with five years as an Associate with Baker & McKenzie.

On the appointment, Margarita Karpenko, Managing Partner of DLA Piper's Kyiv office, said: "We look forward to welcoming Olga to our practice. Her knowledge and practical experience of the sector will complement our current dispute resolution and anti-corruption capabilities. Olga is a well-regarded lawyer with a strong reputation, she will be an asset to our clients in Ukraine and abroad."