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White Collar Criminal Defense

We defend companies and hedge funds, as well as individual officers, traders, bankers, analysts, portfolio managers, attorneys and other professionals in federal and state criminal investigations across the country.  Our experience on white collar issues is comprehensive, and includes cases involving securities fraud, insider trading, financial statement and accounting fraud, market manipulation, money laundering, and health care fraud, as well as FCPA and export control violations.  We have a strong track record of shutting down investigations before charges are filed.  Where a negotiated solution that works for our clients is not possible, we are fully prepared to defend them before a judge and a jury.

Representative Matters

  • An executive of a large automobile manufacturer in a DOJ investigation of alleged fraud concerning diesel automobile emissions testing
  • An attorney at a large US bank in parallel investigations concerning sales practice misconduct involving, among other things, opening accounts without customer authorization
  • A businessman in a federal criminal investigation of an alleged bribery scheme involving the United Nations and certain foreign government officials
  • An official of an international soccer organization in a prosecution conducted by the US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York
  • A New York City employee in criminal investigations concerning alleged campaign finance irregularities
  • A hedge fund manager in a securities fraud investigation concerning misappropriation of investor assets
  • An employee of an internet technology company in a Southern District of New York criminal case alleging fraudulent sales of online education services
  • A marketing manager in a criminal antitrust investigation of alleged collusion in the market for generic drugs
  • A derivatives trader in a criminal investigation of alleged front running
  • A trader in a DOJ investigation of alleged fraudulent trading in precious metals futures contracts
  • A trader in a criminal market manipulation and securities fraud case in the Eastern District of New York
  • The former CFO of a public company in an insider trading investigation in the District of New Jersey


  • An RMBS trader in a first-of-its-kind criminal securities fraud case, in which the conviction was reversed based upon the record we built at trial
  • A hedge fund manager in insider trading cases brought by the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York and the SEC
  • A casino based in the Northern Mariana Islands in a criminal Bank Secrecy Act case, in which we successfully negotiated a deferred prosecution agreement
  • Several former Lehman Brothers managing directors in government investigations
  • A hedge fund in a Manhattan District Attorney’s Office criminal investigation of valuation practices
  • A global computer server manufacturer in a federal grand jury investigation by the US Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Texas involving export control violations
  • A CEO in a federal grand jury investigation by the US Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey involving the Taft-Hartley and Hobbs Acts
  • A pharmaceutical company in a federal investigation involving a cyberattack and theft of nonpublic information
  • A specialty finance company in a Manhattan District Attorney’s Office investigation into the company’s lending practices that began with a search warrant, but which we successfully closed out in two months
  • A NASDAQ listed technology company based in South Africa in parallel DOJ and SEC investigations into alleged violations of the FCPA, in which the SEC issued a closing letter
  • A trader in DOJ’s LIBOR investigation
  • An attorney in a criminal securities fraud investigation concerning the unlawful sale of restricted stock
  • A major accounting firm in the negotiation of a deferred prosecution agreement relating to the sale of tax shelter products
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