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Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

4 ranked lawyersBand 2New YorkUSA 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Draws on the significant expertise in regulatory investigations and enforcement proceedings of its notable bench of former federal prosecutors and trial lawyers. Also noted for its expert corporate governance practice and strength in handling internal investigations. Experience representing clients under investigation by bodies such as the DOJ and SEC, as well as foreign regulators. Counts major financial services firms, nonprofit organizations and logistics companies among its clients.

Strengths

According to one source, the firm has "a knack of hiring talented colleagues who are not just knowledgeable on the law, but are also outstanding communicators with tremendous interpersonal skills."

"They are particularly strong at navigating complex litigation with insurance coverage issues with a hot criminal investigation in the background," reports a source.

One interviewee observes: "The team enjoys a collaborative culture which delivers a superior value to clients, as they effortlessly and efficiently seem to adapt to client requirements."

Work highlights

Acted on behalf of the former CEO and chairman of Wells Fargo, John Stumpf, during government investigations sparked by the bank's payment of $185 million to the OCC and the CFPB to settle allegations that the bank had opened unauthorized customer accounts.

Notable practitioners

Anne Railton comes recommended for her impressive experience representing significant corporate clients under criminal investigation for alleged tax fraud, as well as other financial crimes.
"Detail-oriented and focused on insightful factual developments, which is key to getting the edge in these cases." "Collaborative and highly knowledgeable about the complex legal issues involved in the case. She provides extremely valuable insights and is a strong and effective advocate for the client."

As former chief of the criminal division of the Eastern District of New York, James Gatta draws on impressive government experience to represent corporate and individual clients facing a broad array of potential criminal and regulatory issues.
"James brings enormous credibility with the US government, and is an expert in helping clients navigate complex investigations.""His core strength is being able to really connect with the client and effectively deal with them." "He's very talented."

Richard Strassberg heads the firm's white-collar group and is widely esteemed for his work defending clients in high-stakes criminal trials. His practice extends to external and internal investigations and regulatory proceedings.
"He is equally adept at resolving cases before they get indicted and winning cases before a jury and bench." "I think he is one of the best lawyers of our generation. He is just stellar." "He is a really, really strong and impressive trial lawyer who is very seasoned and effective in the courtroom."

William Harrington is particularly noted for his representation of clients in the healthcare and financial services sectors, regularly acting on their behalf in the defense against allegations including fraud, FCA violations and insider trading.
"He is a very, very talented and incredibly smart lawyer. He's appropriately tough with strong, forceful arguments." "Able to get up to speed on the most complicated and nuanced aspects of the subject matter in a very short period of time." "He's very smart, capable and trustworthy, and has good judgment."

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Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Goodwin

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The New York Times Building

620 Eighth Avenue

New York

New York

USA

NY 10018

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New York

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations


Anne E. Railton
Up and Coming
James D Gatta
Band 4
Richard M Strassberg
Band 1
William Harrington
Band 2