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Investigations and White Collar Criminal Defense

Companies, boards of directors and senior executives in diverse industries regularly call upon Cravath to handle significant internal and government investigations and white collar criminal defense matters, including matters spanning multiple jurisdictions around the globe. Cravath has represented clients before numerous U.S. government agencies, including the SEC’s Washington, D.C. headquarters and regional offices, the U.S. Department of Justice’s headquarters divisions in Washington, D.C., numerous U.S. Attorneys’ offices around the country, the Federal Trade Commission, the Commodities and Futures Trading Commission, the Office of Foreign Assets Control, the Bureau of Industry and Security, individual state attorneys general and various other government agencies. Our team includes former senior U.S. Department of Justice enforcement officials, senior SEC lawyers, prosecutors from the U.S. Attorney’s Offices for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and seasoned defense attorneys who have spent their careers advising some of the world’s largest corporations. Legal 500 United States ranked Cravath as a leading firm in the nation for White Collar Criminal Defense (2016‑2017), describing our team as “succinct, refined, user‑friendly, and very well versed in the ways of the regulators.” Chambers USA ranked Cravath as a leading law firm in the nation for Corporate Crime & Investigations (2015‑2019) and FCPA (2018‑2019), noting the Firm’s “strong bench of experienced criminal defense attorneys” and a recognized practitioner in White Collar Crime and Government Investigations (2019).