White Collar Defense & Investigations

Our lawyers handle sensitive internal and governmental investigations, regulatory proceedings, and related litigation for global public companies, financial institutions, boards, special committees, directors and senior executives, and develop comprehensive compliance programs to help our clients avoid unanticipated scrutiny and manage risk.

Notable Representations, Key Contacts

Weil’s White Collar Defense & Investigations practice group — which includes a number of former federal prosecutors and senior Department of Justice officials — represents clients in complex criminal and regulatory matters, internal investigations, and attendant litigation relating to a broad range of substantive issues, including:
  • Securities Fraud
  • Accounting issues
  • Financial disclosures
  • The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Antitrust issues
  • Healthcare Fraud
  • Tax Fraud
  • Insider Trading
  • Environmental regulations
  • Qui tam/whistleblower complaints
  • The False Claims Act
  • Anti-Money Laundering and other economic crimes

In addition, working closely with lawyers across the Firm, we assist our clients at all phases of their compliance efforts, including review of compliance programs, development and implementation of compliance programs and audits, and coordination of internal and governmental investigations.

Selected Representations

American Realty Capital Properties Audit Committee Investigation

DOJ LIBOR Investigation

Multi-faceted False Claims Act Investigation

FTC/CFTC Crude Oil Price Fixing Investigation

Multi-agency Investigation into the Financial Crisis: AIG

SEC and other Regulatory Investigations

FCPA Investigations

Healthcare Fraud/False Claims Act Investigation

Key Contacts

Steven Tyrrell

Steven A. Tyrrell


Washington, D.C.

Chris Garcia

Christopher L. Garcia


New York

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While in government roles, lawyers in our practice led the oversight of a wide range of investigations, including more than 50 DOJ prosecutions of FCPA matters (such as KBR, Siemens, and Baker Hughes) and more than 60 prosecutions of insider trading matters (such as Raj Rajaratnam), among many others.

Weil is recognized among the top 25 firms in the United States for White-Collar Criminal Defense

Legal 500 US

Commentators from Legal 500 US have noted that Weil has “exceptional litigators with incredible bench strength and expertise.”

Weil “is clearly among the world’s top firms for investigations and corporate defence.”

Global Investigations Review’s GIR 100

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