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Nicolas Bourtin is a litigation partner at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, co-head of the firm's FCPA and anti-corruption group, and the managing partner of Sullivan & Cromwell’s (S&C) the firm's criminal defence and investigations group. His practice focuses on white-collar criminal defence and internal investigations, regulatory enforcement matters, and securities and complex civil litigation. He is one of the coordinators of S&C’s FCPA and anti-corruption practice group.
Mr Bourtin has represented individuals, corporations, and financial institutions in numerous high-profile matters involving accounting fraud, antitrust, FIRREA, the FCPA, insider trading, money laundering, mortgage orientation and servicing, OFAC sanctions, securities fraud, tax fraud, and trading. He has extensive experience in representing financial institutions in parallel regulatory and criminal investigations and representing non-US companies and individuals in connection with US investigations.
Mr Bourtin has conducted numerous jury trials and has argued frequently before the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
He is frequently recognised as a leading practitioner in the area of white-collar criminal defence.
Mr Bourtin also serves, pro bono, on the Criminal Justice Act panel for the Eastern District of New York, representing indigent defendants in federal criminal proceedings.
Mr Bourtin served for four years as an Assistant US Attorney in the Eastern District of New York, where he was involved in investigations, prosecutions, and trials involving fraud, corruption, money laundering, and other white-collar offences.
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