Chambers and Partners’ District of Columbia Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations section provides a comprehensive list of the best lawyers and law firms based in DC representing clients facing allegations of financial wrongdoing, including fraud, corruption and bribery. The table consists of attorneys who routinely handle investigations brought by a range of governmental bodies, including the Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as conducting internal investigations for multinational corporates. They may also act for clients in high-stakes trials. Ranked law firms and lawyers can represent individuals or corporate clients, though we may specify in our editorial where an attorney focuses particularly on one or the other. This is a practice area in which lawyers are recognized for their sharp intellect and deep knowledge of the various regulatory bodies, though the top ranked are also often praised for their impeccable client care skills.
This table features a number of international behemoths, such as Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, WilmerHale and Covington & Burling, who are regularly sought out by household-name clients for their depth of talent and extensive resources. Chambers and Partners also recognizes highly respected DC-headquartered litigation specialists including Williams & Connolly and Zuckerman Spaeder, who are especially noted for their representation of high-profile individuals. Among those ranked are legends of the DC Bar Joseph Warin, Reid Weingarten and William Taylor; the table also includes many recognized for their impressive careers in government prior to private practice, such as Alice Fisher, Robert Luskin and Neil MacBride.
Chambers USA also provides coverage of Securities Litigation in DC in a separate table, as well as General Commercial Litigation. There is also a standalone FCPA table which focuses on FCPA-specialists and a nationwide Corporate Crime & Investigations table dedicated to institutional representation. Chambers USA also includes a Crisis Management table which features the best lawyers from across the country who are called upon to handle and coordinate all aspects of a corporate response to a crisis.