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Covington & Burling LLP

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

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What the team is known for

Expert criminal defense practice which leverages the firm's signature expertise in complex regulatory issues to defend clients facing allegations of corruption, fraud and FCA and FCPA violations, among others. Benefits from a number of well-recognized attorneys with extensive capabilities at trial and in investigations and enforcement proceedings.

Strengths

One client says: "As a whole, they're very smart and very proactive. They're able to stay out of the weeds, never losing sight as to what we were working to accomplish, and they are a very large firm with a lot of resources."

"This is a blue-chip, high-powered group that isn't afraid to roll up their sleeves and be creative," notes a source.

Work highlights

Retained by Johnson & Johnson and subsidiary Ethicon to advise on investigations by 43 state attorneys general and defend a trial brought by the California Attorney General arising out of the sale and marketing of mesh implant products.

Notable practitioners

Aaron Lewis ' investigations and enforcement-based practice sees him representing companies and individuals across a range of industries.
"Aaron has the ability to quickly grasp and synthesize technical details or factually complex matters."

Carolyn Kubota supplements her well-respected white-collar criminal trial practice with excellent experience handling governmental and internal investigations, with an array of household-name clients calling upon her skills in sensitive matters.
"Carolyn is a great litigator and communicator." "She is completely focused, creative and hard-working."

Daniel Shallman focuses his practice on government and internal investigations. He advises companies and high-ranking executives on antitrust, FCPA and FCA matters.
"Daniel is strategic, thoughtful and extremely competent."

Douglas Sprague is well versed in responding to DOJ and SEC investigations on behalf of his clients. He also has experience in conducting internal investigations.
"Doug has a strong questioning attitude and is thereby able to ensure full preparation to respond to questions from DOJ."  "He is incredibly smart, creative and balanced."

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Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Covington & Burling LLP

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Location

Salesforce Tower, 415 Mission Street,

San Francisco

California

USA

CA 94105-2533

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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


Aaron Lewis
Band 5
Carolyn Kubota
Band 2
Daniel Shallman
Band 4
W. Douglas Sprague
Band 5