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Bruce Baird
Bruce A. Baird
Partner
Washington +1 202 662 5122 bbaird@cov.com Download V-card

Bruce Baird, one of the country’s leading white collar defense and securities enforcement attorneys, recommended by Chambers, Best Lawyers, Legal 500 and others, has successfully avoided, resolved or fought hundreds of securities, antitrust and other criminal and regulatory enforcement cases over a 40-year career.

He is a skilled trial lawyer, negotiator, investigator and a trusted advisor to senior management and Boards of Directors faced with government or internal investigations.

  • Obtained withdrawal of charges and satisfactory settlements on behalf of multiple financial institutions in SEC and DOJ investigations.
  • Persuaded DOJ to drop charges or suspend investigations in numerous criminal cartel investigations.
  • Persuaded SEC to end lengthy investigation against a major U.S. exporter of equipment in an FCPA case.
  • Conducted major financial and fraud investigations on behalf of Board Committees and senior management.
  • Representing JPMorgan Chase in an SEC investigation.
  • Representing Jefferies & Company, Inc. in SEC and NASD investigations.
  • Representing the Securities Industry Association on securities enforcement aspects of the Sarbanes-Oxley legislation.
  • Representing numerous NASDAQ and New York Stock Exchange companies and executives in DOJ and SEC investigations of insider trading and financial fraud and related civil securities actions.
  • Representing U.S. and foreign companies and individuals in criminal antitrust investigations into price fixing and customer allocation.
  • Representing pharmaceutical and medical device companies as well as hospitals and medical practices in DOJ and FDA investigations of kickbacks, false claims and other fraud.
  • Representing foreign and domestic companies in foreign trade controls and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act cases.
  • Representing government contractors in criminal false claims act cases and associated qui tam cases.
  • Testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee on criminal enforcement aspects of pending press shield legislation.
  • Named by Chambers USA as a Nationwide Leader in Securities Regulation (2009-2015). 
  • The Best Lawyers in America, White Collar Criminal Defense, Corporate Compliance, and Regulatory Enforcement Litigation (2005-2016)
  • Recommended by the Legal 500 US for Antitrust (2014-2015), Securities: Shareholder Litigation (2014-2015), White Collar Criminal Defense (2008-2013).
  • Recognized by Securities Docket in its inaugural "Enforcement 40" list (2013).
  • Washingtonian, Securities (2013)
  • Endorsed by PLC, Which Lawyer? for White Collar Investigations (USA) (2010-2011).
  • Washington DC Super Lawyers, Criminal Defense: White Collar (2007-2011, 2014-2015)
  • Euromoney, Benchmark: Expert Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys, White Collar Litigation Star, National (2013-2016)
  • Expert Guide to the World’s Leading White Collar Crime Lawyers (2010)
  • Who’s Who Legal, in the World, in America, in the East, and in American Law (1996-date)