White Collar Defense & Investigations

We advise and defend our clients against threats to their livelihood, reputation and liberty.

Why Cooley
  • We are a global team of lawyers with decades of experience in all aspects of white collar and regulatory defense, including complex government investigations and prosecutions, regulatory enforcement actions, internal corporate investigations and congressional inquiries.
  • Our team includes numerous former government lawyers, including a former acting associate attorney general of the United States, two leading attorneys from Robert Mueller’s special counsel investigation, numerous senior prosecutors and supervisors from the US Department of Justice and United States attorney’s offices around the country, a former regional director of the Securities and Exchange Commission and a former assistant director of the SEC’s FCPA unit.
  • Our bench of trial lawyers is deep and includes 5 Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers. We have achieved high-profile trial victories against federal and state prosecutors and the SEC.
  • Our clients benefit from our years of high-level government service, our vast experience defending companies and individuals in the most important matters they confront, and our global presence through 16 offices in the US, Asia and Europe.
  • Our lawyers have consistently been ranked as top white collar practitioners in the US and UK by ChambersBenchmark Litigation, Legal 500 and Best Lawyers.
Recognition
  • Financial Times - Innovative Lawyers: Standout, Dispute Resolution
  • Chambers USA and Chambers UK: White Collar
  • Legal 500 USA and Legal 500 UK: White Collar
  • Law360: Litigation Powerhouse
  • The Recorder: "Game Changer” award
  • The Lawyer's Hot 100
  • IFLR European Women in Business Awards
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers
They are a tight team who coordinate well and do an excellent job. – Chambers USA

We value their sense of client service, their global commercial awareness and their strategic mindfulness. – Chambers UK

 

Crime & Corruption

Updates and news relating to white collar crime, corruption, defense & recovery

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Group contacts
Michael Attanasio Litigation Department Chair, San Diego
William Schwartz Partner, New York
Luke Cadigan Partner, Boston
Tom Epps Partner, London
Andrew D. Goldstein Partner, Washington, DC
Daniel Grooms Partner, Washington, DC
Kathleen R. Hartnett Partner, San Francisco
John H. Hemann Partner, San Francisco
Randall R. Lee Partner, Los Angeles
Stephen Neal Chairman Emeritus, Palo Alto
Elizabeth Prelogar Partner, Washington, DC
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