Experience

  • Defending Companies and Executives

    • Royal Dutch Shell as global anti-corruption counsel and coordinating counsel of a criminal prosecution relating to alleged violations of anti-corruption laws.
    • Société Générale in securing a deferred prosecution agreement and first coordinated resolution between the DOJ and France’s Parquet National Financier regarding claims of potential corruption of foreign officials in Libya.
    • A global financial institution in a DOJ investigation of potential FCPA violations involving its private equity arm, resulting in the DOJ declining prosecution and closing its investigation.
    • A Fortune 100 company in civil and criminal investigations regarding possible FCPA violations, resulting in both the DOJ and SEC closing their investigations without bringing any charges or seeking any penalties.
    • Former CEO of Valeant Pharmaceuticals in government investigations and civil securities class actions and other litigation relating to the company’s restatement and sales practices.
    • Former CEO of Hewlett-Packard Company, in securities class actions, derivative litigation and regulatory inquiries arising from HP’s acquisition of Autonomy.
    • Former CEO of Bank of America in governmental enforcement action and civil litigation.
    • Large financial services company in New York Attorney General investigation of possible securities laws and Martin Act violations.
    • Lead trial counsel for leading financial services company in multi-billion dollar securities fraud class action resulting in very favorable settlement for client on eve of trial.
    • Global manufacturing company in an SEC investigation into possible FCPA violations.
    • Large financial services company in investigation by DOJ of mail fraud violations.
    • A foreign engagement partner of a Big Four auditing firm in a two-week Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) disciplinary hearing, trial and appellate proceeding.
    • One of the largest privately held Swiss companies in corruption investigations in the US, Brazil and Switzerland.
    • The owners of a South American construction company in U.S. investigations related to the Lava Jato investigations in Brazil.
    • Four separate Swiss banks in the DOJ’s program designed to encourage Swiss banks to cooperate in the DOJ’s investigations of the use of foreign bank accounts to commit tax evasion.
    • Artemis and its chairman and controlling shareholder in connection with an investigation of several French banks and other companies and individuals. A civil resolution was reached and no criminal charges were filed.
    • Former Chief Financial Officer of AOL Time Warner in an SEC investigation into AOL’s advertising revenues.
    • Barrick Gold and seven of its current and former officers and directors in a securities class action arising from the development of a mining project in South America.
  • Conducting Internal Investigations

    • Rolls-Royce in an internal investigation and coordinated resolutions with UK, U.S. and Brazil investigating authorities relating to bribery and corruption involving intermediaries in a number of overseas markets.
    • Global financial services firm in an internal investigation and government investigations into the practices of its foreign currency traders.
    • A professional services firm in investigating a whistleblower complaint alleging corruption relating to Mexico.
    • The Boards of Trustees of The Lawrenceville School and Deerfield Academy in independent investigations of allegations of improper adult-student sexual conduct.
    • A Swiss mining company in a compliance review of the use of third-party intermediaries.
    • Siemens’ Audit Committee in a worldwide investigation into possible corrupt payments to government officials leading to an early settlement with the U.S. and German authorities.

Education

  • New York University School of Law, 1985, J.D.
  • Brown University, 1980, B.A.

Languages

  • English