Cleary Gottlieb’s white-collar defense and investigations team advises and defends the world’s leading financial institutions and multinational corporations and, in certain cases, their senior employees, in a broad range of sensitive criminal and regulatory matters.

Our global footprint allows us to provide clients with comprehensive legal representation to overcome complex challenges across multiple jurisdictions.

Our practice includes senior lawyers in New York and Washington, D.C., who provide experience and credibility with the government. The team includes 10 former federal prosecutors, including one who served as Acting U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York; several former senior officials of the U.S Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent Chief Litigation Counsel of the Enforcement Division; and several former senior officials from the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, including its most recent Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Litigation. The team regularly draws upon the experience of many other partners, including former senior officials of the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division, the Federal Trade Commission and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Consistent with the firm’s client-centered approach, the team also routinely consults with other senior lawyers specializing in areas such as antitrust, banking and tax so that our clients always benefit from the talents and resources of the entire firm. And our established practices in Europe, Asia and Latin America enable us to provide a comprehensive and coordinated approach to enforcement matters that touch multiple jurisdictions. Our international focus makes us the firm of choice for clients with significant operations abroad.

We defend clients before the U.S. Department of Justice, the SEC, state and federal government agencies and, when necessary, in court. We regularly conduct internal investigations for companies and their boards. And we advise on the development and maintenance of compliance programs.