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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

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Adam Safwat

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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Career

Counsel in Weil’s White Collar Defense & Investigations practice; based in Washington, DC. Focuses on white collar criminal defense, regulatory enforcement matters, and internal investigations. Prior to joining Weil, served as a Deputy Chief of the Fraud Section of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Criminal Division from 2012 to 2014; also served in the Fraud Section as an Assistant Chief from 2008 to 2012 and as a Trial Attorney and Senior Trial Attorney from 2006 to 2008. Former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Delaware.

Education

UC Berkeley (B.A., 1990); Duke University School of Law (LL.M. and J.D., 1994)


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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