White Collar & Regulatory Defense
Our White Collar & Regulatory Defense group has unparalleled experience and expertise, and is among the most respected and successful in the United States. We regularly defend Fortune 500 companies and their executives and boards before every major federal and state regulatory enforcement authority and in courtrooms nationwide. We excel at developing creative and successful strategies for responding to and, where possible, preventing government investigations and enforcement proceedings.
The Department of Justice announced last week significant changes to its policies for granting corporations credit for cooperating with criminal investigations.
- White Collar & Regulatory Defense
- Financial Institutions
- Cybersecurity & Data Protection
- Investment Management
- Susanna M. Buergel
- H. Christopher Boehning
- Jessica S. Carey
- Michael E. Gertzman
- Roberto J. Gonzalez
- Udi Grofman
- Jeh Charles Johnson
- Jonathan S. Kanter
- Brad S. Karp
- Mark F. Mendelsohn
- Alex Young K. Oh
- Alessandra Baniel-Stark
Beginning next month, Democrats will control the House of Representatives for the first time since 2010. Given the pent-up demand for House Democrats to make robust use of their oversight and investigative authorities, the current relative lull in congressional investigations of corporations is expected to end. Corporations across sectors should anticipate an uptick in investigative activity.
Paul, Weiss secured the dismissal of a putative securities class action against asset manager PJT Partners Inc., its CEO Paul J. Taubman and its CFO Helen T. Meates.
After more than four years of litigation, U.S. District Judge John G. Koeltl entered final judgment approving the settlement of the last private civil class action alleging that Paul, Weiss clients Steven A. Cohen, SAC Capital Advisors and affiliated entities engaged in insider trading.
Awards & Recognition
Litigation partners Ted Wells and Jeh Johnson were named to Savoy Magazine’s “Most Influential Black Lawyers” list.
Paul, Weiss achieved a major victory for our client Glencore when a magistrate judge in the Southern District of Florida recommended the complete dismissal of claims against Glencore and other oil traders for allegedly conspiring to cheat Venezuela’s state oil company, Petróleos de Venezuela SA, or PDVSA, out of billions of dollars.
Awards & Recognition
Firm chair Brad Karp was named a 2017 “Litigator of the Year” by The American Lawyer.
Supreme Court Rules That Costs of Internal Investigation Are Not Recoverable As Restitution under the Mandatory Victims Restitution Act of 1996
On May 29, 2018, in Lagos v. United States, the Supreme Court unanimously held that the Mandatory Victims Restitution Act of 1996 (the “MVRA”) does not require a criminal defendant to pay the costs and attorneys’ fees associated with an internal investigation conducted by a corporate victim.