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Greenberg Traurig Adds Three Litigators to its Expanding Sacramento Office

SACRAMENTO — Feb. 4, 2018 — 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.

Most recently, the Sacramento office expanded with the addition of Alicia R. Intriago as a member of its Litigation Practice and Shiran Zohar as a member of its Litigation, Proposition 65 & Green Chemistry, and Government Law & Policy Practices.

About Greenberg Traurig Sacramento: Greenberg Traurig's Sacramento office represents businesses ranging from Fortune 500 companies to mid-cap companies and trade associations. Our government law and policy attorneys and professionals develop strategies to quickly address administrative, legislative, or regulatory issues; advocate on behalf of clients with government officials and agencies; and draft legislation. Our nationally recognized litigation team handles business disputes, class action, environmental, labor and employment, government and government procurement, ERISA, Proposition 65, trade secrets and employee mobility, attorney general matters, government writs, appellate, and products liability litigation. Our corporate group advises public and privately held companies on mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, governance, recapitalizations and reorganizations, venture and private equity capital, offerings of securities, SEC investigations, 1934 Act compliance, and general corporate matters.

About Greenberg Traurig’s White Collar Criminal Defense Practice: Greenberg Traurig’s White Collar Defense & Special Investigations Practice has wide-ranging experience protecting companies and individuals under government scrutiny. The firm’s creative defense lawyers are at the forefront of client service in this area, and Greenberg Traurig is one of very few firms with more than 90 former federal and state prosecutors in its litigation group, and where the majority of litigation shareholders and counsel have first-chair trial experience. The team's defense capabilities include vast experience in structuring internal investigations, developing guidelines and implementing compliance programs and addressing issues of voluntary disclosure, as well as extensive representations involving alleged securities fraud, FCPA violations, health care/pharmaceutical fraud, environmental crimes, money laundering, financial services fraud, public corruption/campaign finance, tax corruption, defense contracting, and bankruptcy fraud.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP:
Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 39 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.