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Barbara Hoffman
Barbara Hoffman
Of Counsel
New York +1 212 841 1143 bhoffman@cov.com Download V-card

Barbara Hoffman is of counsel to the firm, resident in the New York office.  Her practice focuses on white collar and investigative work, drawing on more than 30 years of experience as an attorney and investigative accountant in an extensive variety of cases, including criminal prosecutions by federal and state governments, securities enforcement actions and internal corporate investigations, representing clients ranging from large publicly traded corporations to individuals.  Ms. Hoffman has also advised corporate clients on compliance programs.

  • Representation of global technology company in SEC investigation of its revenue recognition practices.
  • Internal investigations for Fortune 50 and Fortune 500 companies concerning alleged accounting irregularities.
  • Advise companies on compliance with Dodd-Frank’s whistleblower provisions.
  • Representation of biotechnology company in federal criminal investigation into alleged off-label marketing and in negotiation of deferred prosecution agreement.
  • Defense of companies in connection with SOX whistleblower complaints.
  • Independent directors of public company in federal criminal investigation of company’s former CEO.
  • Representation of an individual in a criminal tax case involving foreign bank accounts.
  • Representation of numerous individuals in connection with SEC investigation of alleged improper trading by NYSE specialists.

Previous Experience

  • Investigative accountant (1978-1990)