Regularly highly ranked in Chambers USA™, The Best Lawyers in America™, Benchmark Litigation™ and other peer-reviewed professional sources, the Firm’s lawyers represent individuals and for-profit and nonprofit entity clients in a wide range of government enforcement matters. Many of these engagements involve the representation of clients in parallel proceedings, where the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) investigates in conjunction with or at the same time as other enforcement arms of the government. The Firm has substantial experience representing clients in such matters involving the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Exchange Commission, the Federal Trade Commission, the Federal Communications Commission, and the Federal Reserve and Comptroller of the Currency enforcement units, among others. The Firm’s engagements in parallel proceedings also frequently involve simultaneous representation of the client in both government investigations and private civil litigation, including class action and derivative litigation, where the Firm’s lawyers have extensive experience representing officers and directors. We are well versed in the strategic decision-making required in these complex settings.
Clients in our practice includeC-suite corporate officers, bank officers and directors, public company directors, accountants, lawyers, investment bankers, traders, asset managers, investment fund executives, compliance professionals, managers across numerous industries, Native American governments, and non-profit boards. The scope of the core enforcement work of the Firm includes practicing both before all units of DOJ, including the Antitrust Division, Fraud and Money Laundering and Asset Forfeiture and Environmental Crimes Units, and criminal and civil divisions of the U.S. Attorney’s Offices, and New York State enforcement offices, including the New York Attorney General, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, the New York Department of Financial Services and the New York City Department of Investigation and Conflicts of Interest Board.
In addition, because many of the Firm’s matters national profile, we have represented clients in numerous congressional investigations and before special national investigative bodies, such as the Financial Crisis Investigation Commission and more recent Special Counsel Investigations.
In the realm of securities markets enforcement and related investigations, the Firm regularly represents clients before the SEC, CFTC and FINRA across the full spectrum of matters initiated by these agencies, including inquiries concerning financial statement and accounting disclosures, alleged insider trading, investment advisor duties, futures markets trading, initial public and exempt offering and secondary market trading practices, broker-dealer regulation, ratings agency matters, and FCPA, as well as matters regarding compliance, bank secrecy and anti-money laundering policies, among many others.
In the past decade, the Firm has also accumulated extensive experience working in parallel with enforcement counsel in non-U.S. jurisdictions including Europe (Austria, Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland, Luxembourg), the United Kingdom, Israel, Canada, China, Japan, Korea and others. Our experience in such cross-border enforcement matters well positions the Firm’s lawyers to advise clients facing simultaneous investigations in the United States and abroad.