Mr Hector Gonzalez > Dechert LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Dechert LLP
Three Bryant Park, 1095 Avenue of the Americas
NEW YORK, NY 10036-6797
United States

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Deputy Chair, Dechert’s Litigation group and Partner, Dechert’s White Collar and Securities Litigation practice


Hector Gonzalez advises corporations and executives on a wide range of matters, with a focus on complex commercial litigation, criminal and related civil and administrative matters, SEC and CFTC enforcement proceedings and internal, grand jury and state attorneys general investigations. In addition, he regularly represents clients in all aspects of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act matters. Mr. Gonzalez has significant trial experience, having tried more than 20 federal and state jury trials and argued more than 30 cases before federal and state appellate courts. He has also advised on commercial, securities, bankruptcy, antitrust and professional liability litigation matters.


English, Spanish


Board of Directors, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest; Member, Federal Bar Council; Member, Hispanic National Bar Association; Member, New York Council of Defense Lawyers


Manhattan College, B.S., 1985; University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., 1988, Editor, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, City University of New York, M.A., Criminal Justice, 1995

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Dispute resolution > International litigation

Dechert LLP‘s trials, investigations and securities disputes team has broad experience acting for corporations, creditor groups, sovereign states investment funds and other financial institutions in cross-border disputes. Hector Gonzalez , who combines expertise in securities disputes, criminal and SEC and CFTC enforcement proceedings in New York and Washington DC-based general commercial litigator Christina Sarchio lead the team alongside Kimberly Branscome in Los Angeles, who has product liability, environmental and toxic tort and securities litigation expertise. In August 2021, the group strengthened its West Coast practice with the additions of Hartley West, who specializes in government enforcement defense and asset forfeitures, and corporate governance and securities litigator Richard Horvath from Kobre & Kim and Paul Hastings LLP respectively. Other additions include Steven Engel, who joined in Washington DC from the Department of Justice in May 2021, and Philadelphia-based Clare Putnam Pozos, former First Assistant US Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, in January 2022.