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White Collar Defense, Regulatory Enforcement and Investigations

Fried Frank represents multinational publicly traded corporations and financial institutions, their boards of directors and special committees, and high-profile executives in a wide range of white collar matters, parallel regulatory and civil litigation, and internal investigations.

Our deeply experienced team in New York, Washington, DC, and London includes multiple former federal prosecutors, including two former US Attorneys for the Southern District of New York, along with numerous lawyers with extensive white collar defense, regulatory enforcement, and investigations experience. We are consistently recognized for our work in the white collar space and ranked among the best in the country by Chambers USA and Legal 500.

We have an international reputation for successfully defending corporations and individuals under investigation for alleged securities, commodities, and other financial frauds, insider trading, market manipulation, anti-corruption violations, money laundering, RICO offenses, and procurement and healthcare fraud. Our litigators have tried dozens of federal criminal cases to verdict and argued numerous criminal appeals before state and federal appellate courts.

We regularly conduct internal investigations in high-profile matters where our work is kept confidential, as well as in matters where the results of the investigation are expected to be widely disseminated and receive public scrutiny. Our competence, integrity, and reputation for forceful and principled advocacy have been central to maintaining or restoring public confidence to our clients along with that of regulators. Often, we and our clients define success by representations that never became public.
 

Anti-Corruption Compliance and Enforcement

We advise corporations, boards of directors, and other private sector entities in connection with a range of international compliance and enforcement matters, often providing counsel under circumstances that require the greatest discretion. We are highly experienced in the most complex matters involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and other international anti-corruption laws.

Internal Investigations and Monitoring

We regularly conduct internal investigations on behalf of corporations, boards of directors, and other private and public sector entities, to address allegations of fraud and other forms of serious misconduct. With the necessary combination of skills and experience to develop the facts in sensitive environments, we have conducted investigations across a variety of industries and diverse subject matter, including pharmaceuticals, healthcare, accounting, securities, financial services, data security, gaming, and forensic science.

Securities Enforcement and Regulation

For the past two decades, our team has been recognized as one of the nation's leading SEC enforcement practices. We counsel public companies and their directors, officers, and employees, as well as broker-dealers, investment advisers, hedge funds, accounting and legal professionals, and other participants in the securities markets. We represent companies and individuals in connection with government investigations involving securities and corporate law disputes, advise public companies and regulated entities on complex securities laws and other regulatory issues, and help clients assess and develop compliance programs to guard against future violations of law and corporate policy. We strive to provide practical advice that will guide our clients through challenging and uncertain circumstances.

White Collar Criminal Defense

Our White Collar Criminal Defense team has developed a national reputation for success in handling the defense of corporations and individuals under criminal investigation. We regularly defend clients facing investigations by the US Department of Justice, US Attorneys’ Offices, District Attorneys; Offices, State Attorneys General, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Office of the Inspector General, and other federal and state regulatory agencies, as well as international law enforcement entities such as the SFO UK, BaFin (Germany), and FINMA. We have handled groundbreaking white collar cases and obtained favorable results in matters that will never become public.

Fried Frank represents multinational publicly traded corporations and financial institutions, their boards of directors and special committees, and high-profile executives in a wide range of white collar matters, parallel regulatory and civil litigation, and internal investigations.

Our deeply experienced team in New York, Washington, DC, and London includes multiple former federal prosecutors, including two former US Attorneys for the Southern District of New York, along with numerous lawyers with extensive white collar defense, regulatory enforcement, and investigations experience. We are consistently recognized for our work in the white collar space and ranked among the best in the country by Chambers USA and Legal 500.

We have an international reputation for successfully defending corporations and individuals under investigation for alleged securities, commodities, and other financial frauds, insider trading, market manipulation, anti-corruption v...

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