Clients come to Nancy Kestenbaum to handle their most important and sensitive government and internal investigations and litigation. With 25 years’ experience as a defense attorney and former federal prosecutor, she has represented clients ranging from the largest multi-national companies to individuals in high-stakes criminal and civil enforcement investigations by the United States Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, and other federal, state and local criminal and civil regulatory agencies.
In the most recent 2015 Chambers USA edition, clients and peers described her as an “excellent strategist” “who really has a mastery of the issues” and is “terrific in a courtroom.”
Ms. Kestenbaum is currently the co-chair of Covington’s White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice Group and was formerly a member of the firm’s Management Committee.
Ms. Kestenbaum has represented corporate and individual clients in the life sciences, financial services, energy, technology and defense industries. She has defended clients in a variety of cases, including those related to international issues, such as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and trade controls and sanctions; financial fraud, such as accounting fraud, insider trading and tax; pharmaceutical issues such as off-label marketing, anti-kickback and safety violations; and many other issues, such as public corruption or obstruction of justice.