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Walden Macht & Haran LLP

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

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What the team is known for

Fast-growing reputation for its sophisticated representation of clients facing criminal enforcement actions. Able to draw on a bench of impressive multiple former prosecutors to act for both companies and individuals in SEC and DOJ investigations, as well as criminal trials. Boasts further expertise handling sensitive internal investigations and acting in corporate monitorship positions.

Strengths

One client details: "The great thing about the firm is that it has the resources to handle significant matters while providing real hands-on attention and leadership."

"They value diversity," observes a source, who adds: "Their talent is really well defined."

Another interviewee considers the team to be simply "excellent."

Work highlights

Defended William Anderson in a $30 million fraud investigation conducted by the Manhattan District Attorney.

Notable practitioners

Derek Cohen 's clients benefit from his extensive experience handling a vast array of criminal defense matters, including significant internal and external investigations, fraud allegations and potential FCPA violations.
"A dynamic trial lawyer who is well respected by the bench, and a real anchor at the firm.""What sets him apart from others is his ability to see the current issues and predict the future ones. He understands the law and has good instincts about how a judge will react to arguments. He can translate the complicated into the simple, and is a master in front of juries."

Jeffrey Udell represents individuals in parallel criminal and regulatory proceedings in a range of cases, including those involving allegations of insider trading and cyber crimes.
"He is able to identify issues and propose solutions to them." "A great strategic thinker and writer who is good at complex briefs." "I would highly recommend Jeff."

Jim Walden has experience handling internal investigations and regulatory proceedings for clients in a range of industry sectors, with cases frequently involving major cross-border elements.
"He brings tremendous judgment and great client service." "A tremendous lawyer and teacher."

Sean Haran 's practice includes the defense of both individual and corporate clients facing potential regulatory investigation and related criminal proceedings, regularly acting before a range of governmental entities.
"A strategic thinker with a calming presence in the midst of crisis situations and able to put his clients at ease." "He distills complex matters to their essence." "He knows his way around a courtroom incredibly well."

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Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations Department

Walden Macht & Haran LLP

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250 Vesey Street, 27th Floor

New York

New York

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NY 10281

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Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations


Derek Cohen
Band 3
Jeffrey A Udell
Band 5
Jim Walden
Band 3
Sean Haran
Band 4