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.

Preparing for an Uptick in Congressional Investigations of Corporations

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. 

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PJT Partners Wins Dismissal of Rogue Employee Securities Class Action

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. 

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SAC Capital Secures Final Approval for Settlement of Class Action

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. 

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Magistrate Judge Recommends Dismissal of Multi-Billion-Dollar Suit Against Glencore

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.

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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”)[1] does not require a criminal defendant to pay the costs and attorneys’ fees associated with an internal investigation conducted by a corporate victim.[2]

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