Williams & Connolly LLP

Corporate Crime & Investigations Department

USA - Nationwide
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What the team is known for Skilled team of nationally recognized trial lawyers and litigators, known for handling high-stakes matters on behalf of corporate clients. Noted for its superlative expertise in criminal defense, as well as its handling of civil enforcement proceedings brought by the SEC and other regulatory agencies. Well versed in FCPA and other anticorruption matters in addition to violations of federal securities, antitrust and antikickback laws. Represents clients across a wide array of sectors, including investment finance, healthcare and technology.

Strengths A client praises the firm's "great team effort" and adds: "Their balance and collaborative nature have got us the most favorable results in challenging circumstances."

"They are incredibly responsive, incredibly commercial and incredibly street-savvy. They are moderated in their approach in dealing with clients and they are as effective as you could hope to be in delivering results," reports an impressed interviewee.

A peer notes that "they're really terrific partners in a matter; they really understand the law and they're thoughtful and creative in legal strategy. They are true champions for their clients and they fight really hard in all the appropriate ways."

Work highlights Successfully negotiated a resolution on behalf of Barclays in connection with a DOJ investigation and civil suit regarding claims brought under FIRREA.

Notable practitioners

Leading white-collar lawyers Brendan Sullivan and David Zinn in DC both offer superb representation to corporate clients in litigation and investigations.