White Collar & Regulatory Defense

White Collar & Regulatory Defense

Fenwick & West’s white collar & regulatory defense group defends corporations and senior executives in high-stakes white collar criminal cases and regulatory investigations, and conducts sensitive internal corporate investigations for prominent U.S. and multinational companies and their boards. Our team includes former Assistant U.S. Attorneys, U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Trial Attorneys, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforcement attorneys and other seasoned defense practitioners with extensive experience representing clients at every stage of criminal and parallel civil enforcement proceedings.

We have extensive experience conducting high-stakes internal corporate investigations of alleged employee and management misconduct and potential violations of federal and state laws, as well as advising corporations and their boards in responding to law enforcement and regulatory inquiries. We also help corporations develop compliance programs and internal controls that remediate problems, prevent future misconduct and meet the expectations of the regulators.

We are frequently called upon to represent our clients in connection with DOJ, SEC, Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and other federal and state investigations and prosecutions, and to conduct internal corporate investigations across a wide variety of subject matters, including: securities and accounting fraud, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), insider trading, computer and intellectual property offenses, money laundering, privacy and tax offenses.

Our lawyers are recognized as leading white collar and regulatory defense practitioners who work closely with our securities litigation and securities enforcement groups to handle a wide range of matters in dynamic regulatory environments.


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