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White Collar Defense &
Special Investigations

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Greenberg Traurig's White Collar Defense & Special Investigations Practice comprises more than 70 attorneys, based in 13 different U.S. jurisdictions and 5 countries. 
Greenberg Traurig's global team includes more than 200 former U.S. and States Attorneys and government officials who are available to assist clients in navigating investigations and litigation.
Greenberg Traurig ranked in Band 1 for Compliance in Mexico since 2015, in the inaugural compliance section of Chambers Latin America.

Companies and individuals facing scrutiny from the United States or foreign governments need experienced practitioners available worldwide at a moment’s notice. Greenberg Traurig’s White Collar Defense & Special Investigations Practice, recently ranked among the Top 10 in Law360's 2015 “Mightiest Practice Groups” in the area of White Collar, has nearly 100 trial lawyers, including a significant number of former prosecutors, who have tried hundreds of criminal cases and who have served at the highest levels of federal and state government. Our team utilizes the deep reservoir of knowledge from veterans in related fields across the firm to develop and integrate global strategies for our clients. Armed with this experience, intimate knowledge of the government process, and an arsenal of global resources, we tackle criminal, regulatory, and other mission-critical investigations that arise out of the unforgiving surveillance businesses face today.

Our team has defended Fortune 500 companies, boards of directors, special committees, and funds and executives around the world at hearings and trials related to allegations of money laundering, fraud in the securities, health care/pharmaceutical, financial institutions, accounting, and banking industries, environmental crimes, public corruption/campaign finance, internal investigations/compliance, public corruption/campaign finance, immigration and visas, and tax corruption.

We have substantial experience trying cases against:

  • The United States Department of Justice
  • U.S. Attorneys’ Offices
  • The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
  • The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)
  • The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)
  • The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)
  • States Attorneys General

Our attorneys also handle international criminal matters, including those related to anti-corruption/the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), representing clients all over the world before international tribunals. We handle international investigations concerning fraud, banking, money laundering, insider trading, RICO, and global anti-corruption. In ongoing representations on five continents, we provide anti-corruption advice in connection with both U.S. and foreign laws. Learn more about our Global Anti-Corruption Enforcement & Compliance capabilities.

We have a dedicated team of attorneys who handle False Claims Act & Qui Tam Defense. Our attorneys rigorously defend institutions and individuals in False Claims Act matters from investigations to trials. Learn more about our False Claims Act & Qui Tam Defense capabilities.

We have been involved in some of the most prominent and widely recognized cases in history including Deepwater Horizon, the Madoff Investment case, and several of the largest insider trading cases in recent times. Our team has achieved rare criminal conviction reversals in federal Circuit Courts of Appeals, as well as only the second-ever FCPA Deferred Prosecution Agreement from the SEC, and written declinations of prosecution by the DOJ on behalf of public companies. Internationally, our group consists of practitioners who have been at the forefront of historic investigations and proceedings including advising the Iraqi Special Tribunal formed to prosecute Saddam Hussein, representation before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, representation of the former Chairman of Yukos Oil in two criminal trials in Moscow involving the largest allegation of money laundering ever prosecuted, and serving as global lead anti-corruption compliance counsel for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

The firm’s Government Law & Policy and White Collar and Special Investigations practices regularly combine their deep institutional and procedural knowledge and experience to work with our clients on responding to congressional investigations and inquiries. Learn more about our Congressional Investigation capabilities.

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To learn more about our White Collar Defense & Special Investigations capabilities, please feel free to reach out to our White Collar Defense & Special Investigations Practice contacts.