Steve Fagell is the co-chair of Covington’s Global Anti-Corruption Practice Group and an experienced white collar criminal defense practitioner.
As a former senior official in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Criminal Division, Mr. Fagell represents individuals and institutions facing high-stakes civil and criminal enforcement matters.
The 2015 Chambers USA guide recognizes Mr. Fagell in three different white collar categories, noting that he is “held in high esteem by clients” and describing him as a nationwide “expert” in FCPA who is “thorough, very efficient and cost-effective.”
Mr. Fagell has advised clients in the life sciences, financial services, defense, beverages, technology, energy, and manufacturing industries on matters relating to foreign bribery, export controls, corporate whistleblowers, insider trading, accounting fraud, banking, government contracting, and transnational tax issues. He has led highly sensitive internal investigations in China, Russia, and elsewhere for Fortune 500 companies, and, when he was an associate at the firm, defended an individual in what has been described as the largest personal income tax evasion case in US history.
As a leading commentator on the SEC whistleblower program, as well as FCPA enforcement and financial fraud more generally, Mr. Fagell has been interviewed by numerous media outlets, including CNBC, The National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Corporate Board Member, Corporate Crime Reporter, and Compliance Week.