Whether in the boardroom or the courtroom, Covington is recognized as a premier white collar firm, with lawyers that possess an unsurpassed depth of expertise in the full range of white collar issues. Our lawyers have decades of experience with the regulators and enforcement authorities with whom our clients interact, and we have a reservoir of credibility that can be leveraged on behalf of our clients.
With one of the largest white collar practices in the world, we are one of the few firms with lawyers who recently held senior positions in both the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.K. Serious Fraud Office. Our team includes former senior SEC officials, a former Secretary of Homeland Security, three former heads of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, former federal judges, numerous former federal prosecutors with extensive criminal trial experience, as well as former senior Treasury Department, State Department, and EU officials. Covington also has a deep bench of other highly experienced white collar lawyers who zealously defend clients in any type of white collar case.
We regularly manage complex matters that involve multiple jurisdictions and regulators, including anti-corruption, cartel, and trade controls matters. With offices in Washington, New York, San Francisco, London, Brussels, Beijing, Shanghai, and Seoul, and senior members of our white collar, regulatory, industry, privacy/data security, and eDiscovery practices on the ground in the Americas, Europe and Asia, we are uniquely positioned to provide seamless cross-border representation.
When legal and regulatory compliance issues arise, they often garner the attention of multiple regulators, enforcement authorities, and private litigants. We have extensive experience handling multi-regulator, multi-forum investigations and litigation, as well as the collateral issues that come along with them. Our ability to handle all aspects of complex matters — including internal and regulatory investigations, Congressional/Executive branch investigations, prosecutions of companies and their employees, crisis management, False Claims Act and whistleblower claims, and related tort or shareholder litigation — allows for a carefully coordinated and efficient response to corporate crises. We pride ourselves on handling our cases in a streamlined and cost-effective manner, utilizing our specialized legal and practical knowledge.
Industry and Regulatory Expertise
Investigations frequently require not only factual development and legal analysis, but also ongoing advice on a range of compliance issues. The lawyers in our white collar practice regularly work with colleagues in the firm’s regulatory, compliance, corporate, and government affairs practices to assist clients on such issues. With leading regulatory practices in the life sciences, financial institutions, securities, antitrust, CFTC/Dodd-Frank, trade controls, privacy/data security, energy and communications, we are uniquely positioned to offer “one stop shopping” to our clients.