With approximately 1,100 lawyers in offices on three continents around the world, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP operates according to the ‘one firm’ principle, allowing us to bring the right mix of firm-wide skill and local-market presence to deliver the coordinated legal advice necessary to help our clients achieve their sophisticated goals and objectives.
Weil’s white-collar defence and investigations practice represents major corporations, financial institutions, partnerships, boards of directors, and senior executives in complex criminal and regulatory matters, internal investigations, and related litigation proceedings across a wide range of substantive issues and specialisations – including the FCPA and other anti-corruption statutes, accounting fraud, securities fraud, antitrust violations, government procurement and programme fraud, healthcare fraud, economic sanctions, and the False Claims Act (FCA). Importantly, given the firm’s commercial litigation experience, Weil is perfectly positioned to manage and resolve follow-on litigation resulting from government and internal investigations so as to reduce overall risk.
Perhaps best known for navigating the likes of AIG, Lehman Brothers, and WaMu through complex, multi-agency criminal and civil investigations at the heart of the financial crisis – with no criminal charges brought to date – Weil’s white-collar practice continues to address its clients’ most sensitive regulatory, criminal, and compliance matters. These matters reflect current global regulatory enforcement initiatives, and demonstrate Weil’s involvement in some of the leading issues of the day: investigations into LIBOR; FCPA-related investigations across several industries and continents; FCA investigations; and price-fixing investigations in the global energy and financial markets, among many others.