May 02, 2018
White Collar Defense, Regulatory and Investigations Co-Head Christopher Garcia has been recognized as White Collar, Regulatory & Compliance “Trailblazer” by The National Law Journal.
In a special supplement to NLJ, Mr. Garcia is recognized among an elite group of attorneys in the field.
The profile of Mr. Garcia highlights his desire from a young age to be a prosecutor and focus on white-collar work, which he attributes to his fascination with criminal law and his parents’ dedication to public service. It also discusses his achievements during his time at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. His current role as co-head of Weil’s White Collar Defense, Regulatory and Investigations practice is also mentioned, as well as his recent success in defending Morgan Stanley in a rare insider trading case.
Mr. Garcia is the 12th Weil partner since late 2015 to be named an NLJ Trailblazer in his or her respective field of expertise. The other honorees are: Patent Litigation partner Edward Reines (Intellectual Property); Securities Litigation Practice Co-Head John Neuwirth (Litigation); Antitrust partner Jeffrey Perry (Antitrust); Litigation Department Co-Chair Jonathan Polkes (Litigation); Corporate Department Chairman Michael Aiello (Mergers & Acquisitions); Co-Head of the Antitrust/Competition practice Steven Newborn (Antitrust); Head of the IP & Media practice R. Bruce Rich (Litigation); member of the Firm’s Cybersecurity, Data Privacy & Information Management Group Randi Singer (Cybersecurity & Data Privacy); Co-Head of the Firm’s White Collar Defense, Regulatory and Investigations Group Steven Tyrrell (White Collar Crime); Head of the Environmental practice Annemargaret Connolly (Energy & Environmental) and Antitrust partner Steven Bernstein (Antitrust).