Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations Department

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What the team is known for Draws from a high-caliber team with years of prosecutorial experience, demonstrating deep strengths in high-stakes white-collar criminal matters and major investigations. Enviable client base includes a number of leading financial institutions, corporate clients and senior directors and offices, who turn to the firm for its excellence in disputes concerning corruption, money laundering, antitrust and healthcare fraud.

Strengths"They give really high-quality advice and have really great insight into the law," says one client, further adding: "They also have a great sense of the practicalities of the issue."

Another client says: "They do everything well, handling matters beautifully, diligently and very professionally."

Work highlights Represented the president of Black Hills Nanosystems in connection with an investigation by the South Dakota US Attorney's Office into alleged government contracting fraud.

Notable practitioners

The "phenomenal" Melinda Haag draws on her impressive experience as a prosecutor in her representation of clients. She handles substantial criminal trials and investigations, and offers considerable know-how in cases involving financial crime and trade secret misappropriation. A market source comments: "Her legal knowledge and insight into the prosecution are invaluable."

Regarded by clients as "an all-around fantastic lawyer," Walter Brown is a superb choice to handle sensitive criminal and internal investigations. "He has done an absolutely marvelous job," reports one client, further adding: "He is very capable, very user-friendly and very efficient."