PRACTICE AREAS

Our primary areas of practice are white-collar criminal defense and complex commercial litigation. We appear in federal and state courts throughout the United States.

White-Collar Crime / Regulatory Enforcement
We regularly represent major multinational corporations and/or their senior executives in high-profile white-collar criminal defense and regulatory enforcement matters. All our white-collar criminal cases have been high-stakes, and the majority of them have been high-profile matters subject to national and international press attention – although we typically strive to keep our clients out of media coverage. Our clients have included major banks and other financial institutions, pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, multinational trading companies, automotive manufacturers, and large accounting firms. Our representation concerns DOJ and AUSA investigation and prosecution, SEC and other federal agency investigations, foreign FSA investigations, FCPA investigations, money laundering, securities and accounting frauds, OFAC and US export regulations violations, and antitrust matters.

Complex Commercial Litigation and Arbitration
We regularly litigate complex commercial litigation cases on behalf of major businesses. Our clients have included major banks, investment banks, brokerage and asset management companies, pharmaceutical and medical device companies, auto parts manufacturers, chemical manufacturers, real estate companies, and heavy equipment manufacturers. Our representation concerned financial frauds, security class actions, various business torts, accountant liability, lender’s liability, contractual dispute, bankruptcy as well as intellectual property cases.

Financial Regulation / Regulatory Compliance
We have advised major financial institutions on federal regulatory issues. Our clients have included major banks, investment banks, broker/dealers and asset management companies, as well as international conglomerates. Our representation concerned regulatory issues in connection with NYSE listing, SEC and CFTC registration, PCAOB registration, Dodd-Frank compliance, as well as internal compliance matters.

Patent and Intellectual Property
We represent our clients in patent and technology related disputes in federal courts, the Patent Office, and arbitration panels. We also counsel our major manufacturing clients regarding their patents and other types of intellectual property. Our clients include some of largest manufacturers in the US and Europe.

Outside General Counsel / M&A and Other Corporate Matters
We often take on the role of outside general counsel on behalf of our major corporate clients. In this role, we have acted as the lead/coordinating counsel in major corporate transactions, including major M&A deals, and have oversaw major restructuring and compliance overhaul of large financial institutions and manufacturers.