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Steven Tyrrell

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Steven Tyrrell, Managing Partner of the firm’s Washington, DC office and chair of its White Collar Defense & Investigations Practice, represents companies and individuals in a variety of white collar criminal and regulatory enforcement matters, and conducts internal investigations on behalf of companies and boards of directors. Before joining the firm, he served as a federal prosecutor for twenty years, including over three years as Chief of the US Department of Justice’s Fraud Section, where he led the investigation, prosecution and coordination of a range of sophisticated economic crime matters and enforcement initiatives, Deputy Chief of the Counterterrorism Section, where he supervised the investigation and prosecution of a variety of terrorism, terrorist financing, and export control matters, and as an Assistant US Attorney in both the Southern District of Florida and Northern District of New York.

United States: Dispute resolution

Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

Within: Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

Led jointly by Steven Tyrrell in Washington DC and Christopher Garcia in New York, the team at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP represents a broad mixture of corporate and individual clients in enforcement matters and multi-agency criminal and civil investigations. Highlights for the co-chairs include the representation of Sanofi in a DOJ FCPA investigation, in which they secured a declination for the client and a successful resolution to a parallel SEC investigation. Alongside Holly Loiseau, Tyrrell also represented Vantage Drilling in an investigation into allegations relating to Operation Carwash, leading to a series of declinations and no enforcement action. Among other high-profile individual representations, Tyrrell is currently defending the head of engine development and former head of brand development at Volkswagen against criminal charges filed by the DOJ in Detroit, arising from allegations of manipulation of emissions control systems. Other key names include Sarah Coyne and Jonathan Polkes in New York and Washington DC's Adam Safwat.

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