Orrick's White Collar and Corporate Investigations practice group is well-known for representing clients in high-profile white collar criminal cases and regulatory defense matters. With a former United States Attorney, eight former Assistant U.S. Attorneys, two former U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Enforcement Division attorneys, one former state prosecutor and one former public defender, Orrick's White Collar and Corporate Investigations team has experience on both sides of the hearing room to provide companies and executives worldwide with advice and counseling at every stage of criminal or parallel civil proceedings.
Members of Orrick's White Collar and Corporate Investigations Practice group have been honored and recognized in publications such as The American Lawyer, The Daily Journal and CFO magazine, and a partner serves on the Law360 White Collar Editorial Advisory Board. The group is ranked by Chambers USA 2012 for White Collar Crime and Government Investigations in California.
Our lawyers have been quoted and mentioned in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Financial Times, Bloomberg News, San Jose Mercury News, Compliance Week, New York Law Journal , Legal Times, The Daily Journal, The Recorder, Corporate Crime Reporter, Andrews White-Collar Crime Reporter, Washingtonian magazine and other media outlets.
Counseling companies in all stages of U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) matters, including compliance and investigations
Advising companies and individuals in criminal and regulatory inquiries
Conducting audit committee and other internal investigations
Evaluating, establishing and implementing corporate compliance programs
Advocating clients' interests within the U.S. Department of Justice, state and local law enforcement offices and before regulatory agencies
How We Provide Value
Orrick’s White Collar and Corporate Investigations team has a successful track record both as prosecutors and defense lawyers, including trials in federal and state courts, grand jury investigations and SEC, DOJ and other regulatory inquiries. We have negotiated with authorities on behalf of numerous individuals and companies to achieve successful outcomes in enforcement and compliance matters, many of which are never publicized.
Regular interactions and collegial relationships with judges, federal and state prosecutors and regulators have helped Orrick’s White Collar and Corporate Investigations team develop a level of respect and credibility which encourages fair treatment of clients.
Resources of a Large Firm
To address the urgent timing and complexity of these matters, the White Collar and Corporate Investigations team can draw upon the resources of more than 300 litigators as well as dedicated legal assistants and staff in extensive discovery efforts, internal investigations and preparations for trial and administrative and congressional hearings.
Under attorney-client privilege and work-product protection, a team of Orrick's lawyers with public relations experience has developed a unique capability to help clients manage media and messages in the midst of high-profile litigation, including white collar defense and regulatory matters.