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Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass LLP

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

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What the team is known for

Robust white-collar criminal defense group with strong credentials in defending SEC and DOJ investigations and enforcement actions. Draws from an expert pool of litigators with significant prosecutorial experience, advising clients on defending criminal antitrust, fraud, corruption and FCPA claims.

Strengths

"They have really developed an incredibly strong white-collar practice that really packs a punch."

"Coblentz is very responsive and provides a high level of service. Because their attorneys have deep subject matter experience, they are able to quickly pick up new matters without ramp-up time."

Work highlights

Defended Paul McLinko, a former executive audit director at Wells Fargo, following a charge brought by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, alleging breach of fiduciary duty and engaging in an unsafe and unsound banking practice.

Notable practitioners

Rees Morgan is called upon by clients in the technology, healthcare and financial services industries to handle sensitive investigations and defend enforcement, where his strong trial skills come to the fore.
"He was amazing and made me feel safe and prepared at every turn. There's no one else that I would have wanted to walk into that courtroom with."

Timothy Crudo represents companies as well as individual executives on a range of mandates including trial work, government investigations and enforcement actions.
"He has a vast command of the facts and is really smart in compressing complex matters into essential elements. He is a really talented lawyer, if you've got a big, difficult case you would speed-dial him."

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Overview

Coblentz represents companies and individuals in a variety of complex matters relating to white collar defense and investigations, including criminal and civil and regulatory enforcement defense, and government and internal investigations. Our team has deep experience in securities, financial, tax, and accounting fraud, as well as False Claims Act violations, insider trading, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act claims, antitrust violations, federal grants management, corporate culture, and other areas that often involve multiple jurisdictions and parallel civil, regulatory, and criminal proceedings. We regularly defend directors and officers against suits by shareholders, creditors, bankruptcy trustees, and others. Our experience also includes conducting internal investigations and advising companies in establishing compliance policies, programs, and training in a range of industries.


Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass LLP

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Location

One Montgomery Street

Suite 3000

San Francisco

California

USA

CA 94104

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

California

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations


Rees F Morgan
Band 5
Timothy P. Crudo
Band 3