LANDIS RETAINS ADDITIONAL COUNSEL
Tour de France Champion Hires Maurice Suh, Former Deputy Mayor of Los Angeles and Partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.
New York, January 9, 2007 2006 Tour de France Champion Floyd Landis has retained Maurice Suh, partner at the law-firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher (Gibson Dunn) in Los Angeles, as legal counsel in his case to fight unsubstantiated doping allegations following his victory in the 2006 Tour de France. Mr. Suh was retained last December and joins Howard Jacobs in representing Landis.
Mr. Suh¹s expertise in complex litigation proceedings and experience in prosecuting public corruption and official misconduct cases against federal and state law enforcement officials allows him to bring significant prosecutorial strength to the complexities of a multi-jurisdictional case in which the various anti-doping organizations and sports federations have acted with gross misconduct, denying Landis the basic right to due process while violating their own charters and rules.
Mr. Suh is a member of Gibson Dunn¹s Litigation Department and its Business Crimes and Investigations and Crisis Management Practice Groups. He focuses his practice on complex business litigation and the representation of clients in conjunction with governmental compliance and enforcement actions.
Prior to joining Gibson Dunn in October 2006, Mr. Suh served as Deputy Mayor of Homeland Security and Public Safety for the Office of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. In that capacity, Mr. Suh had oversight over all homeland security and public safety issues for the Cityof Los Angeles, including the Port of Los Angeles and Los Angeles World Airports. In addition, Mr. Suh has served as a Deputy Chief of the Public Corruption and Government Fraud Section of the United States Attorney¹s Office of the Central District of California. While there, he prosecuted and supervised a number of public corruption and official misconduct cases against federal and state law enforcement officials, as well as a wide variety of fraud and environmental crimes cases.
For more information on Floyd¹s case, please visit www.floydfairnessfund.org
About the Floyd Fairness Fund:
The Floyd Fairness Fund was established to support Floyd Landis against unsubstantiated doping allegations, provide the means to attain fairness for Floyd and bring justice to those responsible for misconduct in this case.