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Williams & Connolly LLP
United States

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

(Hall of Fame)

Brendan SullivanWilliams & Connolly LLP

The Washington DC-based group at Williams & Connolly LLP is best known for handling stellar individual representations, but it is also engaged by high-profile corporates. In a highlight, Dane Butswinkas represented former Jefferies & Co. employee Jesse Litvak, who was convicted on 15 counts of serious fraud and other offences; the pair successful appealed the conviction and in a subsequent retrial the charges were dismissed. In another standout matter, veteran trial lawyer Brendan Sullivan defended Wilmington Trust Corporation against an indictment in the District of Delaware alleging that it engaged in fraudulent loan reporting practices during the financial crisis; the case was dismissed on the first day of trial. Chaired by David Zinn and Joseph Petrosinelli, the group also includes Kevin DowneyTobin Romero and Lance WadeKannon Shanmugam left the firm for Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP in January 2019.