WilmerHale is the go-to law firm for global investigations. Our investigation practice’s history, which is longer than any law firm’s in the industry, goes back to name-partner Lloyd Cutler, counsel to two U.S. presidents, who presciently spearheaded the development of investigations capabilities in the United States, London, Brussels, Germany and Beijing. In the 1970s, we led investigations of corrupt payments by U.S. companies in the post-Watergate environment. This in turn led to our playing leading roles in all the major Wall Street investigations during the 1980s and 1990s spanning white-collar and regulatory practices as well as internal investigations and defending clients in criminal, civil and administrative investigations brought by various government agencies.
None of our high-profile successes would be possible without the sheer breadth and depth of our government experience; this is what sets us apart from every multinational law firm. Our investigations practice includes more than 100 former senior government officials – more than any other firm in the world. Crucially, our attorneys are drawn from all corners of the government, including the Securities and Exchange Commission, Department of Justice and numerous U.S. attorneys’ offices; the FBI; the CIA; the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security and of the Interior; the CFPB; the CFTC; the White House; Congress; and many other federal regulatory agencies.