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Zuckerman Spaeder LLP

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

5 ranked lawyersBand 1District of ColumbiaUSA 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Outstanding litigation boutique, demonstrating excellence in both individual and company representations. Extensive criminal defense practice, with expertise that spans the full range of white-collar prosecutions and investigations. Notably proficient at tackling highly sensitive cases that concern institutional corruption, bribery and fraud in both domestic and international contexts. Deep bench of experienced trial lawyers, many of whom also handle a range of civil and commercial disputes to great effect. Also skilled at representing clients in Congressional investigations and securities class actions.

Strengths

One client praises the "multifaceted team," particularly noting its "deeply knowledgeable resources in litigation and government investigations."

Another commentator says: "The quality of legal services provided to clients is top-notch."

"Zuckerman Spaeder is a stellar litigation firm that delivers extraordinarily good services, and does so reasonably and efficiently," comments one observer.

Work highlights

Successfully represented the former CFO of Osiris Therapeutics, Gregory Law, in reaching a dismissal of all charges by the SEC.

Notable practitioners

Aitan Goelman formerly served as head of the enforcement division of the CFTC, and brings his extensive government experience to bear in the defense of a broad array of regulatory investigations and related enforcement actions.
"He is unbelievably talented when it comes to analysis and strategy." "He has excellent judgment and works extraordinarily well, both as part of a team and as its leader."

Blair Brown is an accomplished trial attorney with notable experience defending clients against a wide range of allegations, including fraud and FCPA violations. He also handles complex commercial litigation.
"He is a very good lawyer and a keen strategic thinker." "He is an outstanding trial attorney."

Eric Delinsky draws praise for his work defending senior executives and other high-ranking employees under investigation for a broad range of criminal allegations, as well as in trials.
"He really is outstanding; a great strategist, and as well-rounded a lawyer as you can find." "He is a straight-shooting guy and a good advocate who is not afraid to go to trial. He is formidable."

Roger Zuckerman offers decades of experience representing corporations and individuals in a broad array of criminal proceedings. He continues to assist clients in navigating complex investigations concerning allegations of fraud and corruption.

William Taylor continues to be regarded as a preeminent white-collar litigator, with immense experience representing clients embroiled in high-profile investigations and trials.
"He is a lion of the white-collar Bar." "He does a very good job of representing individuals in real trouble, and is always prepared to go to trial if necessary."

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

District of Columbia

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations


Aitan D. Goelman
Band 3
Blair G. Brown
Band 3
Eric R. Delinsky
Band 3
Roger E. Zuckerman
Senior Statespeople
William W. Taylor, III
Star Individuals