• Featured corporate representations

    • Audit Committee of public company in multi-billion-dollar SEC investigation and internal investigation.
    • Audit Committee of public company in FCPA investigations in China and Russia.
    • Large multinational corporation in cross-border FCPA investigation out of Canada and China.
    • One of world's largest multinational telecommunications company and several of its subsidiaries against criminal charges of racketeering, trade secret theft, and other alleged offenses in pending federal criminal case in New York.
    • One of world's multinational telecommunications company and one of its subsidiaries in civil litigation and multi-week trial in Texas involving theft of trade secrets, RICO, conspiracy, among other claims.
    • Multiple companies in cryptocurrency ecosystem in disputes with SEC and state regulators, including whether certain cryptocurrencies are securities.
    • Public company in cross-border internal investigation into potential books and records and internal controls violations.
    • High technology company and several executives in criminal investigation conducted by USAO, FDA and DEA following raid of its corporate offices; case was resolved with US$3 million misdemeanor NPA and no criminal charges against individuals.
    • Chemical manufacturing company criminally charged with environmental crimes involving packing, labelling and transportation of hazardous materials; case resulted in prosecutors dropping all 10 criminal counts and agreeing to modest civil settlement.
    • Software company in public corruption investigation conducted by USAO and FBI.
    • Government contractor in public corruption investigation conducted by USAO, FBI and Inspector General.
    • Government contractor in Department of Defense Inspector General whistleblower investigation involving activities in Afghanistan.
    • Public company in internal investigation into senior executive’s eight-figure theft and embezzlement scheme, as well as follow-on federal criminal prosecution of former senior executive.
    • American multinational banking and financial services corporation and its senior executive in federal criminal trial involving more than US$100 million in victim bank losses.
    • Multi-billion-dollar company in international investigation into allegations of kickbacks, bid rigging and breach of fiduciary duties.
    • Various corporate victims before USAOs in criminal theft of trade secrets cases.
    • Fortune 10 company and several of its subsidiaries in criminal and administrative FCPA investigations relating to alleged kickbacks paid to the Iraqi government during the U.N.-sponsored Oil-for-Food Program; defense culminated in DOJ declining to bring criminal charges and SEC resolving case on favorable terms.
    • Fortune 200 company against criminal allegations of price manipulation in natural gas market relating to California energy crisis; negotiated US$50 million DPA with DOJ and USAO for Northern District of California.
    • Major insurer in US$90 million arbitration of cross-border loans and political risk insurance; case was resolved with favorable settlement for client.

    Featured representations of executives and other individuals

    • CEO in global criminal antitrust investigation, including through DOJ Antitrust Division’s Leniency Program; obtained amnesty for CEO.
    • Corporation and all its principals in criminal antitrust prosecution conducted by DOJ Antitrust Division and FBI; obtained declinations for two principals, sentences of probation for other three executives, and corporate criminal fine that represented 86% discount off low-end of advisory Sentencing Guidelines range.
    • Chief Technology Officer of publicly traded company in DOJ, FBI, and EPA criminal and administrative investigations.
    • CFO and several employees of public life sciences company in Audit Committee investigation.
    • CEO and Founder, as well as information technology company, in criminal tax investigation conducted by USAO for Southern District of New York and IRS.
    • Former controller of publicly traded company in SEC and Special Litigation Committee investigations relating to revenue recognition issues and earnings restatement.

    Featured matters as federal prosecutor

    • Convicted owner and operator of defunct Chicago hospital, Edgewater Medical Center, in one of the district’s first-ever Sarbanes-Oxley conspiracy cases, with complex offshore trusts and monetary judgments totaling more than US$188 million.
    • Convicted one of nation’s “Top 10 Most Wanted” mortgage fraud defendants as part of a long-term undercover fraud investigation.
    • Member of Silk Road Task Force; convicted world’s largest online drug trafficker on Silk Road, described then by government in court filings as most sophisticated and extensive criminal marketplace of its kind on Internet.
    • Designated as government’s nationwide point of contact for Top International Criminal Organization Target (TICOT) and led government’s money laundering investigation into one of largest global digital currency exchangers and its top executive.
    • Investigated and prosecuted largest criminal customs fraud, food fraud, and international trade fraud cases in U.S. history - first in 2010 at nearly US$80 million, and second series in 2013 at nearly US$180 million, for total of approximately US$260 million.

    **Includes matters handled at Dechert or prior to joining the firm.**

    • Chambers USA, White Collar Crime & Government Investigations in Illinois (ranked for five years)
    • The Legal 500 (multiple)
    • BTI Client Service All-Star (2022 and 2021)
    • Recognized in WIPR Insights 2023 Global Trade Secrets Rankings
  • Speaking engagements since 2016
    • “NPAs and DPAs:  10 Years Since Massey,” The University of Chicago Law Review, “Briefly” a podcast production (Co-Presenter; December 2020)  
    • “The New US Administration and What It Will Mean for Investigations Specialists,” GIR Live Interactive: Regional Spotlight - North America (Panelist; December 2020)
    • “Corporate Criminal Liability Brown Bag,” ABA CJS Practice-Ready Clinic,” Online (Presenter; December 2020) 
    • “Corporate America Must Stand Up Against Modern-Day Slavery,” Corporate Lab, Univ. of Chicago Law School, Chicago, IL (Guest Lecturer; October 2020)
    • “Internal Investigations,” Corporate Lab, Univ. of Chicago Law School, Chicago, IL (Guest Lecturer; October 2020)
    • “How Corporate America Can Help Defeat Modern-Day Slavery,” Room 800, Chicago Club (Presenter; September 2020)
    • “Monitoring the Effectiveness of Financial Controls,” Dechert Coffee Break Compliance Broadcast Series (Presenter; August 2020)
    • “Compliance Drill: Re-Thinking Contingency Planning and Compliance Amid More Overlapping, Unpredictable Exposure: ABC, Fraud, AML, Trade, Sanctions and Geopolitics,” ACI’s 36th International Conference on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Washington, D.C. (Moderator; December 2019)
    • "Internal Investigations," Corporate Lab, Univ. of Chicago Law School, Chicago, IL (Guest Lecturer; November 2019)
    • "The Risks of Importing ‘Tainted’ Merchandise:  Weathering the Growing Nexus Between Trade Violations and Anti-Corruption Risks for Companies and Individuals," ACI Forum on Anti-Corruption Compliance in High Risk Markets, Washington, D.C. (Moderator & Panelist; July 2019)
    • "Criminal Trade Secret Theft: What You Need to Know," Webinar (November 14, 2018)
    • "Changing Landscape of Internal Investigations," Corporate Lab, University of Chicago Law School, Chicago, IL (Guest Lecturer; October 2018)
    • "Abuse Lawsuits & Liabilities: New Factors to Consider," Permanent Capital 4th Annual Investment Committee Symposium, New York, NY (Featured Speaker; October 2018)
    • "Overview of Selected Trial Issues," Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking, University of Chicago Law School, Chicago, IL (Guest Lecturer; Winter 2018)
    • "Life, Law, and Leisure:  Navigating Lawyer Wellness," Corporate Lab, Univ. of Chicago Law School, Chicago, IL (Facilitator and Co-Presenter; February 2018)
    • "Honeygate:  Trade & Customs Fraud Enforcement and White-Collar Crime," United States Department of Commerce 5th Annual ITA Day, Washington, D.C. (Keynote Speaker; January 2018)
    • "Internal Investigations," Corporate Lab, Univ. of Chicago Law School, Chicago, IL (Guest Lecturer; January 2018)
    • "Lawyers, Guns and Honey," Episode One of Documentary Series, Rotten, Netflix (Featured; January 2018)
    • "Conducting Effective Internal Investigations: Practical and Strategic Considerations," Illinois Council of School Attorneys, Webinar (Presenter; September 2017)
    • "Money Laundering Red Flags in Real Estate," Partner Retreat Meeting, San Diego, CA (Presenter; September 2017)
    • "Trade & Customs Fraud Enforcement: A 'High Priority,'" First 100 & Beyond Strategy & Planning Summit for Businesses, Chicago, IL (Panelist; May 2017)
    • "President Trump and the FCPA:  How to Navigate the FCPA in the New Administration," ABA CJS Nationwide Roundtable Series, Chicago, IL (Moderator; February 2017)
    • "College Sexual Assault: Protecting the Rights and Interests of the Victim and the Accused," ABA Ninth Annual Fall Institute, Washington, D.C. (Moderator; November 2016)
    • "Protecting Your Most Valuable Assets – Trade Secrets, IP, and Your Employees," Trade Secrets Breakfast Briefing, Chicago, IL (Presenter; November 2016)
    • "Tipper X and Insider Trading," Corporate Lab, Univ. of Chicago Law School, Chicago, IL (Facilitator & Introductory Remarks; October 2016)
    • "Intersection of Trade Secrets Violations and the Criminal Law," Webinar (Panelist; October 2016)
    • "The Role of Corruption in Human Trafficking & the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act," Human Trafficking Seminar, Loyola Univ. School of Law, Chicago, IL (Presenter; October 2016)
    • "Human Trafficking (Modern Slavery) in Supply Chains:  Risks and Realities," Partner Retreat Meeting, Scottsdale, AZ (Presenter; September 2016)
    • "Sexual Assault on College Campuses: Balancing the Rights and Interests of the Accused and the Victim," ABA Presidential Showcase Program, San Francisco, CA (Moderator; August 2016)
    • "The Modus Operandi of Corruption: Detecting Bribery Schemes, High Risk Structures, Hidden Parties and other Questionable Transactions," ACI 7th Global Forum on Anti-Corruption Compliance in High Risk Markets, Washington, D.C. (Panelist; July 2016)
    • "Food Fraud Prevention Overview and Strategies," 2016 Food Safety Summit, Rosemont, IL (Panelist; May 2016)
    • "The Prosecutors of Silk Road and its Off-Shoot:  Lessons Learned and Thoughts for the Future," Univ. of Chicago Law School Conference on Data Privacy and Cybersecurity, Chicago, IL (Moderator & Panelist; April 2016)
    • "All-Participant Roundtable," Univ. of Chicago Law School Conference on Data Privacy and Cybersecurity, Chicago, IL (Moderator; April 2016)
    • "Transnational Investigations and Enforcement Efforts," Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking, University of Chicago Law School, Chicago, IL (Guest Lecturer; Winter 2016)
    • "Catch Me if You Can: International Trade Fraud on the Rise," University of Virginia School of Law Student Legal Forum, Charlottesville, VA (Featured Speaker; February 2016)
    • "Human Rights in Business: A Movement Toward Corporate Consciousness," Northwestern Conference on Human Rights, Chicago, IL (Moderator; January 2016)
    • American Law Institute, Member & Member of Regional Advisory Group for Region 7 (Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin)
    • International Academy of Financial Crime Litigators, Fellow
    • American Bar Foundation, Life Fellow
    • Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow
    • ABA Criminal Justice Section Council, past Voting Member
    • ABA Criminal Justice Section Global Anti-Corruption Committee, Co-Founder & National Co-Chair
    • ABA Criminal Justice Section Victims of Crime Task Force & Subgroup Committee Chair on Third Parties 
    • ABA International Law Section, Corporate Social Responsibility Committee, Senior Advisor
    • ABA Criminal Justice Section CLE Board Membership, Board Member
    • ABA Criminal Justice Section Task Force on College Due Process Rights and Victim Protections, past National Chair
    • Bloomberg BNA Criminal Law Reporter and White Collar Crime Report, Advisory Board Member
    • Chicago Crime Commission
    • Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association – Chicago Chapter, Associate Member and past Chief Business Officer & Board Member
    • International Association of Independent Corporate Monitors, Board Member
    • Mitchell A. Mars Foundation, Board Member
    • Various ABA Criminal Justice Section and University of Chicago Law School programs, institutes and symposiums; past Chair and Member 
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Honorable Eugene E. Siler, Jr.