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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 practice is frequently and consistently recognized for its preeminent work in this area. Partners in the practice include fifteen former federal prosecutors and other former government officials including a former Attorney General of the United States, a former United States Attorney for the Northern District of California, a former Chief of the Criminal Divisions at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the SDNY and two former Deputy Enforcement Directors of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Our partners also include some of the most highly regarded, experienced and successful trial lawyers in the country. Recent honors include:

  • The American Lawyer
    • White Collar Litigation Department of the Year (2020)
  • Benchmark Litigation
    • Tier 1 Firm - “White Collar Crime” (2014-2023)
  • Chambers USA
    • Band 1 firm - “(NY) Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations” (2019-2023)
    • Band 1 firm - “(USA) Corporate Crime & Investigations: The Elite” (2020-2023)
    • Band 1 firm - “(CA) Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations” (2023)
    • Band 5 firm - “(DC) Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations” (2022-2023)
  • Law360
    • White Collar Group of the Year (2022)
  • The Legal 500 US
    • Tier 1 firm - “Corporate Investigations and White-Collar Crime Criminal Defense” (2019-2023)
  • U.S. News
    • Law Firm of the Year - "Criminal Defense: White-Collar (NY; USA)" (2021)
    • Tier 1 firm - "Criminal Defense: White-Collar (NY; USA)" (2020)

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