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USA California Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Our White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations research will cover both individual representations and company representations. Work typically undertaken in this section will include external and internal investigations, enforcement proceedings, white-collar criminal trials and appeals. Attorneys will generally represent individuals or companies involved in matters investigated by bodies such as the DOJ, US Attorneys' Offices, state AGs and Congress committees. These investigations and enforcement proceedings may involve a range of issues, including insider trading, healthcare fraud, antitrust issues, corruption allegations and FCPA breaches.

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Band 1
  1. Bird, Marella, Boxer, Wolpert, Nessim, Drooks, Lincenberg & Rhow PC
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    Bird, Marella, Boxer, Wolpert, Nessim, Drooks, Lincenberg & Rhow PC
    Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
    USA 2022 | Band 1 | 9 Years Ranked
    Fields an impressive array of experienced litigators and former prosecutors, recognized for securing acquittals and favorable settlements in white-collar criminal proceedings. Features notable strength in healthcare and securities litigation, as well as a variety of corruption, money laundering and environmental matters. Highly rated for its trial capabilities, with a strong track record of handling white-collar matters in state and federal courts.
  2. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
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    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
    Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
    USA 2022 | Band 1 | 16 Years Ranked
    Outstanding white-collar practice with a national reputation for excellence, equally comfortable representing both individuals and leading companies in their most critical issues. Skilled at handling complex crises across multiple jurisdictions and governmental agencies, calling upon its impressive roster of practitioners with deep DOJ and prosecutorial experience. Markedly broad subject matter capability, with strong coverage in areas including securities fraud, healthcare fraud and FCPA issues.
  3. Latham & Watkins LLP
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    Latham & Watkins LLP
    Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
    USA 2022 | Band 1 | 16 Years Ranked
    Offers top-tier skills representing both individual and corporate clients in major criminal investigations and administrative enforcement, with strengths in areas including healthcare fraud, insider trading and FCPA violations. Excels in complex multijurisdictional work, with expert abilities in defending clients against major SEC and DOJ actions. Its impressive client base includes a number of household names in the energy, financial services and healthcare sectors.
  4. Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
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    Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
    Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
    USA 2022 | Band 1 | 16 Years Ranked
    Distinguished white-collar criminal defense outfit with outstanding trial experience. Benefits from a highly regarded bench of litigators, including a number of former federal prosecutors with excellent credentials in trial court and investigatory proceedings. Noted capabilities in securities fraud and criminal antitrust matters, among other areas.
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Band 2
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    Covington & Burling LLP
    Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 5 Years Ranked
    Expert criminal defense practice which leverages the firm's signature expertise in complex regulatory issues to defend clients facing allegations of corruption, fraud and FCA and FCPA violations, among others. Benefits from a number of well-recognized attorneys with extensive capabilities at trial and in investigations and enforcement proceedings.
  2. Hueston Hennigan LLP
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    Hueston Hennigan LLP
    Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 7 Years Ranked
    High-caliber litigation platform with powerhouse white-collar criminal defense credentials. Boasts outstanding trial capabilities, drawing from a high-quality bench of litigators which includes several former federal prosecutors. Clients include a range of senior executives, corporate entities, and religious and educational institutions.
  3. Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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    Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
    Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 2 Years Ranked
    Represented Carolina Liquid Chemistries in a False Claims Act lawsuit alleging it overbilled Medicare and Medicaid by claiming that its urine drug test machines were capable of performing high-complexity quantitative drug testing, which is reimbursed at higher amounts by Medicare and Medicaid, when instead the machines could perform only basic qualitative testing.
  4. Sidley Austin LLP
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    Sidley Austin LLP
    Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 10 Years Ranked
    Demonstrates quality in litigating high-profile enforcement matters and securing the closure of government proceedings, acting on behalf of both major corporates and individual clients. Regularly turned to for its excellence in highly regulated fields, including securities, healthcare and defense contracts. Experienced defending False Claims Act litigation, and handling investigations and enforcement actions by the FTC.
  5. Keker, Van Nest & Peters LLP
    Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
    USA 2022 | Band 2
  6. Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP
    Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
    USA 2022 | Band 2
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Band 3
  1. King & Spalding LLP
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    King & Spalding LLP
    Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 3 Years Ranked
    "They quickly grasp the key issues and dive deeply into the evidence, in some of the most complex and challenging cases in which I have been involved in my legal career. Their ability to analyze issues, write extremely well, address matters both thoroughly and timely, and communicate with clients is outstanding."
  2. McDermott Will & Emery LLP
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    McDermott Will & Emery LLP
    Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 16 Years Ranked
    Well-regarded practice group with deep strengths in civil and criminal healthcare matters, acting for a broad spectrum of device manufacturers, biotechnology companies and healthcare providers. Offers wider strengths in areas including insider trading claims and FCPA-related issues, drawing from its strong roster of attorneys with notable prosecutorial experience. Utilizes the firm's outstanding capability in Asian markets to offer expertise to international clients facing US proceedings.
  3. O'Melveny & Myers LLP
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    O'Melveny & Myers LLP
    Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 16 Years Ranked
    Particularly skilled in healthcare matters, benefiting from numerous attorneys with expertise in areas such as Medicare fraud and healthcare-focused False Claims Act matters. Offers additional strengths in a range of criminal and investigatory proceedings, including environmental, antitrust, FCPA and securities issues. Impressive client base includes leading corporate clients, major financial institutions and senior executives.
  4. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates
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    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates
    Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 16 Years Ranked
    A formidable resource for clients facing governmental investigations and major enforcement action, boasting a cadre of nationally famed litigators with outstanding courtroom experience. Offers strong capabilities in areas such as money laundering, environmental crime and state and federal grand jury investigations. Advises a range of leading corporates, public company boards, audit committees and individual clients.
  5. Winston & Strawn LLP
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    Winston & Strawn LLP
    Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 2 Years Ranked
    Highly esteemed white-collar criminal defense group with proven abilities in trial settings, drawing from an expert pool of litigators with excellent courtroom pedigree in California and nationwide. Excels in representing individuals and corporate clients against the full gamut of regulatory enforcement matters, as well as handling internal investigations.
  6. Foley & Lardner LLP
    Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
    USA 2022 | Band 3
  7. Kendall, Brill & Kelly LLP
    Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
    USA 2022 | Band 3
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Band 4
  1. Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass LLP
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    Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass LLP
    Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 2 Years Ranked
    Robust white-collar criminal defense group with strong credentials in defending SEC and DOJ investigations and enforcement actions. Draws from an expert pool of litigators with significant prosecutorial experience, advising clients on defending criminal antitrust, fraud, corruption and FCPA claims.
  2. Ellis George Cipollone O’Brien Annaguey LLP
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    Ellis George Cipollone O’Brien Annaguey LLP
    Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 2 Years Ranked
    Litigation boutique with capabilities in investigations, trials, arbitration and appeals, at both state and federal levels. Hosts a number of highly capable defense attorneys, equipped with deep prosecutorial experience and knowledge spanning FCPA, FCA, fraud and various other white-collar matters.
  3. Goodwin
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    Goodwin
    Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 1 Years Ranked
    Robust criminal defense practice which benefits from a talented pool of experienced litigators. Regularly acts for an array of executives and corporate clients facing regulatory investigations and litigation.
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    Jones Day
    Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 16 Years Ranked
    Frequently advises on major corporate investigations and bet-the-company litigation. Benefits from a wealth of resources nationally and globally to assist with multijurisdictional and multi-agency matters for corporate clients and senior executives. Active in a wide range of areas, with particular expertise in FCPA investigations and wider enforcement work.
  5. Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
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    Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
    Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 16 Years Ranked
    Draws from a high-caliber team with years of prosecutorial experience, demonstrating deep strengths in high-stakes white-collar criminal matters and major investigations. Enviable client base includes a number of leading financial institutions, corporate clients and senior directors and offices, who turn to the firm for its excellence in disputes concerning corruption, money laundering, antitrust and healthcare fraud.
  6. Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
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    Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
    Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 7 Years Ranked
    Strong litigation group with capabilities in investigations and trials both at the federal and state level. Experienced in handling False Claims Act litigation and related enforcement actions. Particularly adept at resolving disputes within the healthcare sector.
  7. Spertus, Landes & Umhofer LLP
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    Spertus, Landes & Umhofer LLP
    Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 1 Years Ranked
    Litigation boutique gaining increased prominence in the white-collar arena. Fields a compact but formidable bench of lawyers with notable prosecutorial experience and strong trial capabilities. Defends clients in state and federal courts, as well as handling government and internal investigations into a wide range of matters including healthcare fraud, securities fraud and False Claims Act.
  8. Farella Braun + Martel LLP
    Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
    USA 2022 | Band 4