White Collar Defense & Investigations

Senior trial lawyers with reputations for guiding companies and individuals to safety in the most trying situations

Why Cooley
  • Global senior team made up of 5 Fellows of American College of Trial Lawyers and 30+ former government attorneys, including the former Acting Associate Attorney General for the United States Department of Justice, former Assistant US Attorneys and Department of Justice lawyers
  • Decades of combined experience leading complex investigations and related litigations in relation to SEC and FCA enforcement and compliance, FCPA violations, anti-money laundering compliance, cross border investigations, extradition and EU sanctions
  • Focused experience on advising financial institutions on internal investigations into alleged insider dealing and other forms of market abuse, their associated regulatory reporting obligations, and the development and implementation of their consumer redress schemes
  • Our team is supported by practitioners with in-depth knowledge of employment law, financial regulation, data protection and privacy, antitrust/competition law, and insurance, amongst other areas
  • Trial victories in highly-publicized criminal prosecutions over the past decade in New York, San Francisco, Washington, DC and San Diego
  • Handled one of the most significant Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) prosecutions in the history of that statute
  • Consistently ranked as one of the top white collar practices in the US by Chambers USA, Benchmark Litigation, Legal 500 and Best Lawyers 
  • Obtained favorable results in hundreds of US and Europe and other government agency investigations
  • Extensive experience in the area of directors' and officers’ insurance policies
  • 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

US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

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Case in Point

United States v. Roger Clemens

After five years of controversy, Roger Clemens was cleared of all felony charges arising from his 2008 appearance before Congress in which he denied ever using performance enhancing drugs.

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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
Stephen Neal Chairman Emeritus, Palo Alto
William Schwartz Partner, New York
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