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Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations - District of Columbia
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What the team is known for

Formidable white-collar criminal defense practice with a reputation for cutting-edge trial counsel. Highly adept at representing individual clients in high-profile cases concerning allegations of financial crime and public corruption. Also well equipped to advise during investigations by the SEC and DOJ, with particular strength in FCPA matters. Can draw on the firm's additional capabilities in securities enforcement and regulation. Advises clients across a broad array of sectors, including companies and executives in the pharmaceutical, technology and automotive industries.

Strengths

"They're one of the best practices, it's a premier white-collar firm."

Work highlights

Steptoe & Johnson continued to represent former Autonomy CEO Michael Lynch in long-running fraud and conspiracy claims alleging Autonomy's value was inflated prior to its acquisition by Hewlett-Packard. Most recently, the firm advised on an appeal against his extradition from the UK to the US.

Notable practitioners

Reid Weingarten maintains his longstanding reputation as one of the most sought-after lawyers around for the defense of high-stakes and high-profile criminal trials.
"Reid is in a class of his own. He is truly a legal institution."

Brian Heberlig continues to command respect for his representation of public officials and corporate executives in high-profile criminal trials.
"He is a great lawyer, really skilled and great on his feet. He presents charismatically and is an outstanding oral advocate." "Brian is very bright and exceptionally talented."

Jason Weinstein draws praise for his work for corporate and individual clients under criminal investigation, offering particular expertise in matters relating to cryptocurrency and blockchain.
"Jason is a brilliant tactician who balances phenomenal judgment with top-notch people skills." "He is a really smart lawyer who understands how agencies think and work."

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Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Reid Weingarten
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Brian M Heberlig
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Jason Weinstein
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