Christopher J Morvillo
Partner, Clifford Chance
Christopher J Morvillo has extensive experience representing corporate and individual clients in criminal investigations and proceedings, internal investigations, and related regulatory and civil matters. With a particular focus on cross-border government and internal investigations, his many representations have involved allegations of accounting fraud, public and foreign corruption, securities fraud, insider trading, economic sanctions violations, trade secret theft and computer fraud. Mr Morvillo also advises corporations and businesses on related compliance and policy matters.
From 1999 to 2005, Mr Morvillo served as an Assistant US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, where he investigated, tried and handled appeals in a wide variety of criminal cases, including in the area of healthcare fraud, insurance fraud, money laundering, obstruction of justice, counterterrorism and narcotics. In 2005, he received the US Attorney General’s Award for Exceptional Service – the Department of Justice’s highest award for prosecutors – in recognition of his role in the investigation and successful prosecution of a large international terrorism case.
Mr Morvillo was named one of the top five most highly regarded lawyers in the United States for business crime corporate defence in the 2016 edition of Who’s Who Legal. Mr Morvillo’s expertise has also been recognised by numerous other publications, including Chambers, Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers New York. Mr Morvillo speaks and writes frequently on government investigations.