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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10036
United States
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Work Department

Partner; Litigation


Leader of Akin Gump’s white collar defense and global investigations practice group.  Represents individual and corporate clients in a wide variety of government and regulatory investigations and litigation, including matters arising from alleged insider trading, improper accounting and disclosure, market manipulation, commodities regulation and foreign corrupt practices/anti-corruption violations.

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Federal prosecutor, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of New York (1995-2000); law clerk, U.S. Supreme Court, Justices Lewis F. Powell Jr. and John Paul Stevens (1993-94); law clerk, Honorable J. Frederick Motz, District of Maryland (1990-91).


Member, board of directors, City Bar Fund, the nonprofit arm of the New York City Bar Association; member, New York Council of Defense Lawyers; member, American Bar Association, Federal Bar Council, and New York State Bar Association.


AB, magna cum laude, Dartmouth College, Phi Beta Kappa, Colby Government Prize (1987); JD, University of Virginia School of Law, research and projects editor, Virginia Law Review, Order of the Coif (1990).

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Dispute resolution > Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP’s white-collar defense and government investigations department acts for financial institutions, broker-dealers and private investment funds, as well as senior executives. It has particular experience in securities and commodities matters, and in investigations and enforcement issues. Washington DC’s Charles Connolly is a name to note for financial fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) issues, Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) matters, corruption and anti-money laundering; he heads the team alongside Michael Asaro and James J Benjamin, Jr. Ian McGinley joined from the US Attorney’s Office for the SDNY in September 2021, whilst Doug Maynard left for an in-house role at GTT Communications. Attorneys are based in New York unless otherwise stated.