Roscoe C Howard

Roscoe C Howard

Partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP
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Roscoe C Howard, Jr is the managing partner of the Washington, DC, office. He focuses on white-collar criminal matters, criminal and civil litigation, corporate compliance and ethics. Having tried more than 100 cases as a federal prosecutor, Roscoe delivers proven skill in handling investigations initiated by local, state, federal and international law enforcement agencies, including the US Department of Justice, the Securities Exchange Commission, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Roscoe represents corporate and individual clients at virtually every stage of the criminal defence process, handling parallel civil and administrative litigation, grand jury subpoenas, multi-jurisdictional matters, congressional inquiries, and cases from onset through to settlement, trial and appeal. He knows from his experience as a federal prosecutor the consequences that can result from criminal and regulatory investigations, and works diligently to mitigate and resolve claims at every phase of development.

Roscoe vigorously defends clients in matters involving bet-the-company sanctions and where personal freedom is on the line. A veteran advocate and trusted adviser, Roscoe brings experience to companies facing multiple investigations, whether criminal, regulatory, congressional, internal or by other parties or commissions. His guidance can direct productive decision-making and facilitate resolution. Roscoe can provide counsel on suspension or debarment actions following indictment or conviction and can guide clients through international investigations.

Roscoe serves as the special compliance coordinator appointed by the US Department of Commerce for Zhongxing Telecommunications Equipment Corporation, of Shenzhen, China and ZTE Kangxun Telecommunications Ltd. In this role, Roscoe coordinates, monitors, assesses and reports on compliance with US export control laws by ZTE, its subsidiaries and affiliates worldwide.

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