White Collar & Regulatory Defense
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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 represent Fortune 500 companies and their executives and boards in connection with investigations by federal and state enforcement authorities, and in courtrooms nationwide. We excel at developing creative and successful strategies and defenses for responding to or preventing government investigations and enforcement proceedings.
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 companies and businesses, 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.
Full Spectrum Representation: Our team defends clients in government investigations and enforcement proceedings initiated by the full array of U.S. criminal, civil and regulatory enforcement authorities, including the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), and other federal and state agencies. We are experienced and adept at responding to the multiple parallel regulatory and civil proceedings that frequently occur in connection with white collar investigations. We also are highly experienced in conducting complex internal investigations to assist in advising clients and to develop effective defense strategies.
Unparalleled Expertise: Our lawyers frequently appear before the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney’s Offices (including the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York); the Enforcement Division of the Securities & Exchange Commission; state Attorney General offices from New York to California; U.S. Congress, self-regulatory organizations and independent commissions. Based on our team’s experience working in government, and our frequent appearance before key regulators, we bring credibility and expertise to our clients’ toughest regulatory challenges. We have a proven track record, using creative strategies, of persuading regulators not to pursue actions against our clients where it is not warranted. Just as important, regulators know that when necessary, we have the expertise and experience to represent our clients at trial.
Unreal depth and ability to handle the most complicated, unwieldy matters
– client quote, Chambers USA, White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations, Band 1
High-Level Government Experience: Our attorney ranks include an extraordinary number of former federal prosecutors and other leading former government officials, including a former Attorney General of the United States, the former Chief of the Criminal Division of the Southern District of New York, the former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California, a distinguished former SDNY district judge, Assistant United States Attorneys from SDNY, EDNY, DC, EDVA, and NDCA, and lawyers who previously held senior positions at the DOJ, the SEC (including two former Deputy Directors of the Enforcement Division), the United States Department of the Treasury, the New York Attorney General’s Office, and the Department of Homeland Security, including the former Secretary of Homeland Security.
Crisis Management: We regularly handle sensitive matters that attract intense media coverage, as well as political interest. We are adept at coordinating with communications and government relations firms to provide clients with comprehensive strategic solutions, and excel at developing strategies that help clients navigate these situations in ways that control regulatory, financial and reputational risk.