Notable Representations, Key Contacts
- 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.
Weil is representing a former senior trader at a major financial institution in connection with the U.S. Department of Justice’s criminal investigation into alleged manipulation of LIBOR – without question the DOJ’s highest profile ongoing investigation and one that to date has led to aggregate penalties exceeding $2 billion.
Weil serves as lead counsel overseeing the defense of Toyobo, a major Japanese fiber manufacturer, in connection with potential False Claims Act claims by the U.S. DOJ, class action suits, multiple personal injury suits, and claims by multiple state attorneys general and foreign states, among others, relating to the performance of Toyobo’s Zylon fiber in bullet-resistant vests used by thousands of law enforcement agencies worldwide.
In the United States, the Federal Trade Commission and Commodity Futures Trading Commission have started an investigation into alleged price manipulation. Numerous private antitrust class action lawsuits have been filed in the United States against Shell, BP, and Statoil, although our client has not yet been named as a defendant in those lawsuits.
In this complex and sensitive cross-border matter, we have been coordinating our efforts with investigations and litigation in the European Union.
- An SEC investigation into a failed IPO of an electronic trading platform
- An SEC investigation and related class action litigation involving the underwriting of a SaaS provider
- A CFTC investigation into a conspiracy to manipulate the ISDAFix, the International Swaps and Derivatives Association’s benchmark rate for the swaps market
We are advising a major enterprise software maker on the design and execution of a thorough FCPA due diligence plan following its $1.7 billion acquisition of a packet-technology company.
We are advising a global pharmaceutical company in wide-ranging investigations across multiple continents related to the FCPA and other issues.
Weil “has a strong track record in the white-collar space” and “is clearly among the world’s top firms for investigations and corporate defence.”
Global Investigations Review’s GIR 100
Weil is recognized among the leading firms in the United States for Corporate Investigations and White-Collar Criminal Defense, with commentators noting that we offer “exceptional litigators with incredible bench strength and expertise.”
Legal 500 US
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.