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USA District of Columbia 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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    Covington & Burling LLP
    Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
    USA 2022 | Band 1 | 9 Years Ranked
    Stalwart Washington practice, adept at handling large-scale investigations and international disputes for a roster of significant corporate and financial clients. Lauded for its market-leading healthcare practice, with additional strength in matters pertaining to SEC enforcement and anticorruption. Also houses considerable experience conducting FCPA investigations on a global scale. Can claim an impressive roster of practitioners offering extensive experience in government, as well as top trial skills. Handles work across a variety of sectors, including sport, pharmaceuticals and technology.
  2. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
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    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
    Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
    USA 2022 | Band 1 | 9 Years Ranked
    Formidable litigation practice with considerable experience in matters that involve the DOJ, SEC and federal regulatory agencies, including complex investigations and appellate work. Fields an enviable bench of talented lawyers who are adept across a range of sectors, including environmental, telecommunications and securities disputes. Recent mandates demonstrate the firm's expertise in multijurisdictional investigations involving alleged violations of the FCPA and other anticorruption laws.
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    Williams & Connolly LLP
    Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
    USA 2022 | Band 1 | 9 Years Ranked
    Top-flight DC firm and litigation powerhouse, with a legacy of excellence in contentious civil and criminal matters. Deep and dynamic bench of talented litigators consistently involved in the most sensitive white-collar cases along with major commercial disputes and securities litigation. Offers top-drawer advice and masterful trial expertise to an enviable list of clients that includes a whole host of high-profile individuals as well as multinational companies, global financial institutions and media organizations. Houses recognized strength in litigating complex cross-border disputes.
  4. WilmerHale
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    WilmerHale
    Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
    USA 2022 | Band 1 | 9 Years Ranked
    Delivers exceptional representation to clients under investigation by government and agency regulators, with commensurate strength in civil and commercial matters. Outstanding team with a number of practitioners with significant governmental experience. Advises clients from a broad array of industries on anticorruption measures including the FCPA, along with securities law and FCA violations. Advises leading names in the banking, aviation, telecom and defense sectors, among others.
  5. Zuckerman Spaeder LLP
    Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
    USA 2022 | Band 1
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Band 2
  1. Arnold & Porter
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    Arnold & Porter
    Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 9 Years Ranked
    Versatile litigation practice, heavily involved in both trials and investigations in the areas of healthcare fraud, criminal antitrust and government contracts, with additional substantive expertise on the civil side. Also has considerable expertise in securities matters. Experienced in representing clients before US regulatory authorities including the DOJ and SEC, in addition to foreign government bodies such as the UK Serious Fraud Office. Broad client base that includes pharmaceutical, industrial and financial services companies, along with individual executives, public officials and healthcare professionals.
  2. Buckley LLP
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    Buckley LLP
    Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 9 Years Ranked
    Strong team of white-collar practitioners, including a number of experienced trial lawyers. Frequently engaged for a range of matters including internal and government investigations, accounting and tax fraud, antitrust and securities. Also offers capabilities in civil litigation arising from white-collar matters. Handles mandates with cross-border elements, with experience acting for clients in complex FCPA and other anticorruption-related enforcement actions. Robust trial practice adept at representing company executives, directors and employees along with other leading professionals in sensitive, high-stakes cases.
  3. Latham & Watkins LLP
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    Latham & Watkins LLP
    Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 9 Years Ranked
    Stellar reputation in the areas of white-collar defense and complex commercial litigation. Possesses highly credible strength in FCPA matters, as well as securities fraud, antitrust and FCA violations. Impressive team that features a number of prominent practitioners with considerable government experience and regulatory expertise. Frequently represents clients across a diverse range of sectors, including highly regulated industries such as financial services, healthcare and energy. Offers substantial expertise in matters with cross-border elements, with support from the firm's international offices.
  4. Miller & Chevalier Chartered
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    Miller & Chevalier Chartered
    Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 9 Years Ranked
    Widely regarded as a go-to firm for all aspects of FCPA compliance and government enforcement. Further expertise in investigations concerning criminal tax and antitrust, alongside a broad range of other white-collar matters, such as money laundering, bribery and public corruption. Also noted for its significant bench of sanctions and OFAC experts. Specialist group of attorneys with a wealth of trial expertise and a strong reputation for complex cross-border work. Expertly represents high-profile individual clients as well as multinational corporations from a variety of sectors, including energy, technology and pharmaceuticals.
  5. Sidley Austin LLP
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    Sidley Austin LLP
    Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 9 Years Ranked
    Reputable practice with ample litigation capabilities across the gamut of white-collar criminal defense and agency enforcement matters. Offers diverse regulatory expertise across a range of sectors such as healthcare, environmental and antitrust law. Regularly involved in international investigations concerning the FCPA and other anticorruption matters. An impressive client list includes financial institutions and leading global corporations, along with their senior management and executives.
  6. Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP
    Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
    USA 2022 | Band 2
  7. Steptoe & Johnson LLP
    Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
    USA 2022 | Band 2
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Band 3
  1. Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
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    Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
    Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 6 Years Ranked
    Established white-collar litigation practice with considerable experience trying cases at both state and federal level. Regularly defends individuals facing serious criminal charges, particularly in relation to government contracts fraud, money laundering and bribery. Also acts for corporations across a wide range of industries, including financial services, technology and pharmaceuticals. Enjoys a robust investigations practice that encompasses cross-border and international matters concerning the FCPA, along with other anticorruption laws. Noted strength in handling high-profile Congressional investigations, with considerable experience representing clients before both House and Senate committees.
  2. Crowell & Moring LLP
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    Crowell & Moring LLP
    Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 9 Years Ranked
    Well-regarded litigation group that frequently represents large corporations and individuals in criminal investigations and trials. Known for its experience in complex multijurisdictional cases, with particular expertise in antitrust and fraud matters. Handles a broad range of investigations relating to alleged violations of the FCA, FCPA and securities laws, aided by its robust understanding of government regulatory agencies. Particularly active on matters concerning government contracting, financial services and technology-related disputes.
  3. Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
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    Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
    Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 6 Years Ranked
    Growing white-collar practice with an enviable client list comprising global financial institutions, large corporations and their executives. Frequently handles investigations by a range of governmental agencies, as well as matters relating to corruption, FCPA and antitrust. Also noted for its capabilities handling highly sensitive cases involving sanctions violations and terrorism financing. Impressive team bolstered by a number of former federal prosecutors and government officials. Offers further expertise conducting sensitive internal investigations.
  4. Hogan Lovells US LLP
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    Hogan Lovells US LLP
    Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 9 Years Ranked
    Prominent white-collar litigation practice with particular strength in handling large DOJ and SEC investigations. Known for its extensive expertise in cases of healthcare fraud and also has valuable experience in litigation concerning cybersecurity and data breaches. Regularly chosen by multinational companies for representation during complex, cross-border anticorruption investigations and enforcement proceedings. Draws on the firm's broad global footprint to provide a seamless service to clients faced with scrutiny from regulatory agencies and prosecutors in jurisdictions around the world.
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    Jones Day
    Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 9 Years Ranked
    Accomplished criminal and commercial litigation practice with a broad array of resources at its disposal, including impressive appellate capabilities. Displays notable strength in white-collar matters, with the ability to oversee major cross-border investigations concerning the FCPA, public corruption and fraud, among other areas. Also has significant expertise in disputes arising out of commercial agreements, including antitrust and breach of contract claims.
  6. Kirkland & Ellis LLP
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    Kirkland & Ellis LLP
    Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 9 Years Ranked
    Well-regarded litigation practice with a national and global reach. Acts for large multinational corporations in white-collar litigation and complex enforcement proceedings. Represents clients from a broad range of sectors, including pharmaceuticals, financial services and technology. Known for the strength of its trial practice as well as its ability to handle investigations brought by the SEC, DOJ and other government bodies. Also regularly appears before arbitration panels and appellate courts.
  7. Paul Hastings LLP
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    Paul Hastings LLP
    Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 9 Years Ranked
    Experienced and growing white-collar team, noted for its capabilities in FCPA, sanctions, antitrust and trading investigations. Experts in tackling all manner of fraud allegations relating to financial matters, including securities, accounting and tax. Regularly represents national and global financial institutions along with individual executives, traders and officers facing significant criminal allegations. Frequently acts for clients facing allegations of corruption in highly regulated industries, including major petrochemical, defense, technology and pharmaceutical companies.
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Band 4
  1. Baker Botts LLP
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    Baker Botts LLP
    Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 9 Years Ranked
    Robust white-collar team offering broad expertise in criminal investigations and enforcement actions. Well versed in handling sensitive, cross-jurisdictional matters for a wide range of clients, with particular experience representing companies in the oil and gas, manufacturing and energy sectors. Also adept at representing individuals in investigations by various government agencies. Enjoys strong credentials for its work in securities, healthcare and antitrust matters. Highly experienced team that includes a number of former federal prosecutors and senior government officials.
  2. Cozen O'Connor
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    Cozen O'Connor
    Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 4 Years Ranked
    Established white-collar defense practice, with notable expertise guiding companies and individuals through high-stakes criminal proceedings. Boasts accomplished criminal trial attorneys in its ranks, alongside a number of experienced investigations lawyers. Able to draw upon a significant government relations practice to advise clients facing Congressional investigations.
  3. King & Spalding LLP
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    King & Spalding LLP
    Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 8 Years Ranked
    Well known for its rigorous representation of corporate entities, with particular expertise in the life sciences, banking and energy sectors. Regularly involved in both internal and government investigations that concern FCPA and securities law violations, along with other allegations of corruption and fraud. Considerable strength in handling multijurisdictional investigations, with experience defending clients before both domestic and foreign enforcement authorities. Also has notable experience in representing audit committees.
  4. Schertler Onorato Mead & Sears, LLP
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    Schertler Onorato Mead & Sears, LLP
    Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 9 Years Ranked
    Renowned Washington litigation boutique focused on providing top-level representation to clients in white-collar criminal defense cases, as well as during internal and government investigations. Respected group that includes a number of former federal prosecutors and is highly thought of for its trial capabilities. Offers effective guidance for its clients in a range of areas, including anticorruption, international trade, government contracts and antitrust.
  5. 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 4 | 9 Years Ranked
    Best known for its representation of financial institutions and large publicly traded companies in internal and government investigations, and related civil enforcement matters. Talented team regularly involved in trial and investigative proceedings regarding procurement fraud, FCA violations, bribery and economic sanctions. Significant global footprint lends itself to experienced handling of multijurisdictional cases within the USA, as well as those concerning international law. Also regularly defends clients in the healthcare and life sciences sectors, including major pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers. Offers particular expertise in FCPA violations and anticorruption matters.
  6. Vinson & Elkins LLP
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    Vinson & Elkins LLP
    Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 8 Years Ranked
    Increasingly prominent white-collar practice, with noted experience handling corporate investigations, including those relating to allegations of FCPA violations and fraud. Also acts for clients in Congressional investigations and matters concerning the False Claims Act. Routinely called upon by a range of clients, including high-profile individuals and large multinational corporations from a broad array of sectors.
  7. Wiley
    Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
    USA 2022 | Band 4
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Band 5
  1. Allen & Overy LLP
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    Allen & Overy LLP
    Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 2 Years Ranked
    Burgeoning group with an impressive reputation among clients in the financial services sectors, including multinational banks, fintech companies and cryptocurrency trading platforms. Handles a wide range of white-collar criminal defense mandates, including investigations into fraud, money laundering and regulatory breaches. Noted for its skilled handling of major FCPA investigations, leveraging its famed global platform to assist with cross-border mandates.
  2. Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
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    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
    Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 1 Years Ranked
    Strong group of defense and internal investigations practitioners. Well placed to represent individual clients as well as companies across a number of sectors in criminal trials. Possesses additional expertise advising on FCPA matters.
  3. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
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    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
    Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 2 Years Ranked
    Impressive track record working for global corporate entities, with notable clients in the automotive, hospitality and energy sectors, as well as financial services. Also experienced representing individual executives and business figures in both civil litigation and high-stakes criminal trials.
  4. Greenberg Traurig, LLP
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    Greenberg Traurig, LLP
    Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 1 Years Ranked
    Greenberg Traurig defended a former Twitter engineer following charges brought by the DOJ alleging he acted as an illegal agent of the Saudi Arabian government, having been recruited by Saudi Arabia to unmask ownership of Twitter accounts belonging to dissidents critical of the government.
  5. KaiserDillon PLLC
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    KaiserDillon PLLC
    Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 2 Years Ranked
    KaiserDillon acted for the general manager of SDB Engineers & Constructors, a NASA subcontractor, following claims that he falsely represented SDP as a woman-owned small business to the federal government and to NASA prime contractors, resulting in the company’s receipt of more than $6 million in fraudulently obtained contract payments.
  6. Mayer Brown LLP
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    Mayer Brown LLP
    Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 3 Years Ranked
    Established group with a solid bench of well-regarded practitioners, featuring significant prosecutorial and in-house experience. Notable expertise handling anticorruption and FCPA enforcement probes, as well as investigations into fraud, money laundering and sanctions violations.
  7. Morrison Foerster
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    Morrison Foerster
    Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 2 Years Ranked
    Recognized and well-regarded government investigations team, noted for its bench of FCPA experts and experience handling complex international cases. Also has notable expertise leading investigations into securities, antitrust and economic sanctions violations.
  8. O'Melveny & Myers LLP
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    O'Melveny & Myers LLP
    Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 4 Years Ranked
    Respected international firm with an increasing profile for complex white-collar defense work. Broad client base includes corporations and senior executives from industries including financial services and healthcare, as well as the political sphere. Offers expertise in DOJ and SEC investigations relating to alleged FCPA violations, FCA matters and anti-money laundering. Able to draw upon expertise in a number of global offices to advise clients involved in cross-border proceedings.
  9. 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 5 | 3 Years Ranked
    Notable team with significant experience representing clients in high-stakes investigations brought by various governmental bodies. Adept at handling matters relating to FCPA violations, allegations of fraud and money laundering, as well as advising on sanctions. Offers extensive expertise acting for clients in complex litigation, including appearing before the Supreme Court.
  10. Ropes & Gray LLP
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    Ropes & Gray LLP
    Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 2 Years Ranked
    Respected team with an impressive reputation for its representation of corporate clients in a wide range of white-collar criminal matters. Wins particular plaudits for its expertise in FCPA cases. Also noted for its strength acting for clients in the life sciences sector, as well as for handling complex issues related to Latin America.
  11. Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
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    Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
    Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 7 Years Ranked
    Distinguished regulatory practice that is experienced in representing clients facing allegations of money laundering, public corruption and wire fraud, among other white-collar crimes. Noted for its defense of individual clients including senior executives, officers and employees, in addition to representing several leading corporations and financial institutions. Also known for its expert handling of government investigations. Can draw on the firm's wider capabilities in regulatory and enforcement matters.
  12. Winston & Strawn LLP
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    Winston & Strawn LLP
    Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 2 Years Ranked
    Well-established white-collar defense group, renowned for its prominent role in high-stakes investigations and trials. Noted for its experience handling politically charged cases, with significant media attention. Represents a range of political figures and officials, as well as corporate executives and institutions.