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Law Firms


Clients regularly call on Patterson Belknap’s White Collar Defense and Investigations team to conduct sensitive internal investigations and for guidance in managing crisis situations. Our team has been critical in detecting, defusing, and, when necessary, reporting potential criminal and civil issues within their organizations. Our clients have included law firms that have asked us to handle particularly delicate investigations, and individual lawyers who have been identified as subjects of criminal and regulatory investigations. When investigative matters have resulted in litigation, our team is able to leverage its significant litigation experience to achieve the best overall results for our clients. Our attorneys have the know-how and track record to aggressively represent our clients’ interests at every stage of an investigation and litigation.

Our White Collar Defense and Investigations team includes five former federal prosecutors from the Southern District of New York and the District of New Jersey, including the former acting head of the Southern District’s Major Crimes Unit and the former Attorney General for the State of New Jersey. The team includes several other seasoned lawyers with significant experience in confidential internal investigations. Our team has extensive trial and appellate experience, with our attorneys having served as lead counsel on dozens of criminal and civil trials.

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