White Collar Defense, Regulatory and 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 global White Collar Defense, Regulatory and Investigations practice includes a number of former federal prosecutors and senior Department of Justice officials. While in government service, lawyers in our practice led the oversight of a wide range of investigations, including more than 50 DOJ prosecutions of FCPA matters and more than 60 prosecutions of insider trading matters, among others. We draw on this impressive substantive and case management experience to provide clients with effective, efficient, and discrete counsel.

We partner with clients to address and mitigate risks associated with a broad range of substantive issues and areas of the law, including:

  • Securities Fraud
  • Accounting issues
  • Financial disclosures
  • The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Antitrust and Competition law 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

Toyobo - DOJ False Claims Act Investigation

Multi-agency Investigation into the Financial Crisis: AIG

SEC and other Regulatory Investigations

FCPA and other Anti-Bribery and Corruption Investigations

Healthcare Fraud/False Claims Act Investigation

Key Contacts

Sarah Coyne

Sarah Coyne


New York

Daniel Stein

Daniel L. Stein


New York

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Ranked among the leading firms in New York for White Collar Crime and Government Investigations.

Chambers USA 2023

Weil’s White Collar practice is described as “adept at handling cross-border and multijurisdictional proceedings by the DOJ, SEC and international regulatory bodies” with “a strong, practical and experienced team that gets good results for its clients.”

Chambers USA

Ranked among the top investigations firms globally for nine consecutive years.

Global Investigations Review’s GIR 100 2015-2023

Weil has a track record of netting its client impressive results. It has proven time and again that it can secure declinations for companies.

Global Investigations Review

Weil is recognized among the leading firms in the U.S. for Corporate Investigations and White-Collar Criminal Defense for both Advice to Corporates and Advice to Individuals.

Legal 500 US 2023

Weil is “excellent on all levels” and offers “exceptional litigators with incredible bench strength and expertise who are “very knowledgeable [and] extremely responsive.”

Legal 500 US

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