ATLANTA – March 9, 2023 – Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP expanded its litigation capabilities with the addition of Irina Khasin as Of Counsel in the firm’s Atlanta office. A former federal and state prosecutor, Khasin has over 12 years of investigative, litigation, and trial experience. She will join the firm’s Litigation, White Collar Defense & Special Investigations, Environmental & Toxic Tort Litigation, and Trial Practices.
Khasin was most recently an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia. Prior to that, she was an Assistant District Attorney for the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office. Khasin has tried more than 30 jury trials as first chair and has been involved in dozens of investigations, many of which included complex financial matters.
Khasin has led Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Taskforce investigations and prosecutions, prosecuted complex fraud and other financial crimes, and advised on long-term investigations. She has worked closely with a variety of federal and local law enforcement agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Internal Revenue Service, offices of attorneys general, and district attorneys’ offices throughout Georgia.
“We welcome Irina to our team of highly skilled attorneys, which continues to grow strategically to meet client demand,” said Theodore I. Blum, Managing Shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s Atlanta office. “In addition to her significant trial experience, Irina brings deep relationships with government agencies throughout Georgia and in the federal government, built over years of collaboration. She will undoubtedly offer valuable insights and experience as part of our growing Atlanta Litigation, White Collar Defense, Environmental & Toxic Tort, and Trial Practices.”
Khasin will also extend Greenberg Traurig’s Environmental & Toxic Tort Litigation Practice’s presence to Georgia where the team will represent clients in connection with federal, state, and local government enforcement—both civil and criminal, toxic torts, class actions, mass torts, and other environmental litigation. “We continue to see significant investigations and resulting enforcement by regulatory and law enforcement agencies for which clients need trusted advisors. Irina has the experience, skills, and reputation that make her a valuable addition to the team in Atlanta and beyond,” said David B. Weinstein, Chair of the Environmental & Toxic Tort Litigation Practice.
“The scale of Greenberg Traurig’s global footprint and its commitment to expanding the firm’s diverse team of professionals with a deep understanding of prosecutorial and regulatory priorities, policies, and procedures made joining the firm a compelling proposition,” Khasin said. “I am excited to be part of the team and work with my new colleagues across the firm’s unique local, national, and international platform.”
Khasin received her J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School and a B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Southern California where she was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.
About Greenberg Traurig’s Litigation Practice: Greenberg Traurig’s Litigation Practice includes a team of more than 700 attorneys. The firm’s trial lawyers regularly appear in state and federal courts throughout the country, as well as in appellate courts and before international arbitration panels. They work closely with in-house counsel to develop a strategy that best fits a litigation cost and proficiency model appropriate to the client’s unique needs and goals.
About Greenberg Traurig’s White Collar Defense & Special Investigations Practice: Greenberg Traurig’s White Collar Defense & Special Investigations Practice defends companies and individuals in a wide range of criminal, civil and regulatory enforcement proceedings around the world. Our team of over 80 lawyers in the U.S., Europe, Latin America, and Asia Pacific are at the forefront of white collar defense, with representative experience involving alleged securities and commodities fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations, False Claims Act (FCA) 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: Greenberg Traurig, LLP has more than 2650 attorneys in 44 locations in the United States, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm is a 2022 BTI “Highly Recommended Law Firm” for superior client service and is consistently among the top firms on the Am Law Global 100 and NLJ 250. Greenberg Traurig is Mansfield Rule 5.0 Certified Plus by The Diversity Lab. The firm is recognized for powering its U.S. offices with 100% renewable energy as certified by the Center for Resource Solutions Green-e® Energy program and is a member of the U.S. EPA’s Green Power Partnership Program. The firm is known for its philanthropic giving, innovation, diversity, and pro bono. Web: www.gtlaw.com.