Attorneys Patrick Mincey and Stephen Bell have accepted an invitation to join IR Global, a leading international organization ranked as a “Band-1” global legal network by Chambers and Partners. Mincey chairs the White Collar, Government Investigations & Special Matters Group at Cranfill Sumner LLP, where Bell is also a partner. The two now serve as IR Global’s exclusive U.S. advisors for White Collar Crime for North Carolina.

IR Global membership is comprised of individuals from the highest-quality boutique and mid-sized firms with extensive experience in cross-border matters. With 1,300 members in more than 160 international jurisdictions throughout Europe, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa, the invitation-only membership is limited exclusively to select individuals from one firm, per practice area, per jurisdiction, ensuring the best niche expertise in each member’s geographic area. IR Global members partner with like-minded international lawyers, advisors and firms which are active, innovative and business-oriented. Group members have a special focus on finance, accounting, intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions, employment, tax, insolvency and other corporate disputes.

“We are honored to accept this invitation and join our IR Global member-colleagues domestically and abroad,” Mincey said. “This opportunity underscores the quality and international reach of services our White Collar Practice Group provides clients operating in so many different industries, from finance and commercial trade to navigating any variety of investigations led by foreign governments. We look forward to offering our unique skillset to, and strengthening relationships with, firms all over the world as we continually expand services to clients wherever they may conduct business.”

Mincey and Bell will join fellow IR Global members for meetings in Barcelona, Spain in October 2022 and Bangkok, Thailand in March 2023.

Patrick Mincey represents domestic and foreign clients in litigation throughout the United States and investigations worldwide, having appeared as lead counsel in matters from Las Vegas to London. He represents prominent corporations and professionals in their most challenging criminal, civil and regulatory cases—including at jury and bench trials, and on appeal—before courts throughout the United States and investigative forums across the globe. Mincey regularly advises executives and their boards on corporate governance during high-profile crises receiving intense media scrutiny.

Stephen Bell has a wide-ranging practice representing high-profile individuals and companies in complex white-collar prosecutions and criminal investigations, as well as civil and regulatory matters before state and federal trial courts and courts of appeals. Bell’s investigative and litigation matters routinely involve both criminal and civil aspects, whether that means simultaneously defending related civil and criminal matters or guiding clients through regulatory issues to prevent or mitigate criminal prosecution. Bell additionally represents qui tam relators in government whistleblower actions and regularly works with clients who are placed in the media’s spotlight.

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