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W. Douglas Sprague

San Francisco, USA USA Guide 2021 Ranked in 1 departments
Ranked in : Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
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Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations - California

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Douglas Sprague is well versed in responding to DOJ and SEC investigations on behalf of his clients. He also has experience in conducting internal investigations.
"Doug has a strong questioning attitude and is thereby able to ensure full preparation to respond to questions from DOJ."  "He is incredibly smart, creative and balanced."
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As the former Chief of the Economic Crimes and Securities Fraud section for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in San Francisco, Doug Sprague is a trial lawyer focusing on Litigation and White Collar Criminal Defense & Investigations.

Doug represents companies and individuals in DOJ and SEC investigations and litigation, and he frequently conducts internal investigations for companies. Since his return to private practice in 2015, Mr. Sprague already has achieved declinations from the DOJ and the SEC in significant matters with national and international scope.

Career

Mr. Sprague has more than 14 years of experience as a federal prosecutor. As Chief of the Economic Crimes and Securities Fraud section for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California, he supervised more than 10 prosecutors responsible for investigating and prosecuting a wide range of white collar crimes, including securities fraud, health care fraud, and violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). He also previously served as Chief of the office’s White Collar Crime section and Chief of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Oakland.

Personal

Northwestern University School of Law, J.D., 1994 (cum laude). University of Michigan, A.B., 1991 (with distinction).

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W. Douglas Sprague

Covington & Burling LLP

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Salesforce Tower, 415 Mission Street,

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