Tara Lee and Debbie Shon have joined Quinn Emanuel as partners in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Ms. Lee, formerly Co-Chair of the DLA Piper’s Global Investigations practice and Global Chair of the firm’s Cross Border Litigation practice, is a veteran trial lawyer with particular expertise in international and transnational investigations. Her investigations and litigation practice includes some of the highest profile FCPA and FCA cases brought by the Department of Justice, and substantial experience conducting investigations in unstable political environments, including Africa, the Middle East (including Iraq and Afghanistan), and Eastern Europe. She is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and University of San Diego School of Law, and has been named a Pioneer and Trailblazer in Litigation by The National Law Journal, and a Female Powerbroker by Law360, among other accolades.
Ms. Shon, formerly Vice President of International Law & Global Public Policy for U.S. Steel Corporation, chairs the firm’s International Trade Group. Before joining U.S. Steel, Ms. Shon was the managing director and general counsel of a media and real estate investment company. She also served as a legal and commercial strategic consultant to Fortune 500 companies on market entry and WTO issues throughout the Asia Pacific region, and advised the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Economic Community of Western African States (ECOWAS) on international trade matters. Ms. Shon was appointed by President Clinton as the Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Liaison and served as an adjunct professor at the University of Southern California Law School. She received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.