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Cozen O'Connor

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

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What the team is known for

Established white-collar defense practice, with notable expertise guiding companies and individuals through high-stakes criminal proceedings. Boasts accomplished criminal trial attorneys in its ranks, alongside a number of experienced investigations lawyers. Able to draw upon a significant government relations practice to advise clients facing Congressional investigations.

Strengths

One impressed commentator says: "I found the team to be very effective and reliable, and the individual lawyers to be excellent white-collar defense attorneys."

"They were helpful in bringing us up to speed," enthuses another source, adding: "They were very responsive."

Work highlights

Represented three witnesses in the impeachment proceedings against then US President Donald Trump.

Notable practitioners

Barbara Van Gelder is a seasoned white-collar litigator who is frequently called upon to represent corporate and individual clients in high-profile investigations. She offers particular expertise in relation to alleged violations of the FCA and FCPA.
"She has seen it all! She has a calm demeanor and a steady hand, and is a real no-nonsense kind of lawyer." "She is a strategic, experienced and very sophisticated white-collar lawyer."

Barry Boss offers a wealth of experience representing clients in high-stakes criminal proceedings. He handles matters involving a wide variety of criminal allegations, including fraud, corruption and money laundering, offering further expertise in matters involving criminal sentencing.
"His strongest attribute is his ability to take really complicated concepts, and boil it down for clients and co-counsel to understand." "He is exceptional at sentencing and plea negotiations."

Nicole Sprinzen serves as vice chair of the firm's white-collar group and maintains a broad practice encompassing internal and external investigations, and criminal trials.
"She is incredibly knowledgeable and effective, and an excellent communicator with good judgment." "She is a great lawyer."

Rebecca Brodey continues to be recognized for her sophisticated defense of individuals and corporations facing investigation by a range of regulatory bodies. She is particularly noted for her experience working for clients in the gaming and gambling industry.

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Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations Department

Cozen O'Connor

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1200 19th Street, NW

3rd Floor

Washington, DC

District of Columbia

USA

20036

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District of Columbia

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations


Barbara Van Gelder
Band 3
Barry Boss
Band 2
Nicole Sprinzen
Band 5
Rebecca Brodey
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