Practice Areas: Christopher Garcia is Co-Head of Weil’s White Collar Defense, Regulatory and Investigations practice. He focuses on defending companies and individuals in connection with regulatory and criminal investigations, conducting internal investigations, and litigating securities class actions in state and federal courts across the U.S. He also counsels boards of directors, executives, broker-dealers, and investment advisers on securities and corporate governance issues, and regulatory compliance, among other things.
Mr. Garcia was previously the Chief of the Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force in the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. In this role, he led a unit of more than 35 prosecutors, law enforcement agents, and staff in all aspects of securities fraud investigations, trials, appeals, and other litigations. He supervised the investigation and prosecution of more than 300 cases, including matters arising out of the 2008 financial crisis and in areas of corporate fraud, consumer fraud, insider trading, fraudulent investment schemes, and the FCPA.
Education: Harvard College (BA); Harvard Law School (JD).