Department of Justice (DOJ) – Criminal Division and US Attorneys' Offices

Why Latham

Criminal investigations and prosecutions provide some of the most difficult challenges for companies and senior executives that may face severe consequences related to their liberty, property, and reputation. These “bet-the-company” matters frequently involve the Department of Justice (DOJ)’s Criminal Division and United States Attorneys’ Offices, and require a keen understanding of how to:

  • Credibly and successfully advocate before the relevant criminal prosecutors and senior decision-makers regarding a range of subject matters including frauds, computer crimes, healthcare, securities, domestic and foreign corruption, and forfeiture issues
  • Strategically address joint investigations involving United States Attorneys’ Offices around the country and Congressional investigations, as well as parallel proceedings involving criminal prosecutors, civil investigators, and foreign regulators
  • Professionally and expeditiously craft defenses to: (1) avoid charges; (2) mitigate criminal exposure through negotiated agreements; or (3) aggressively litigate the alleged misconduct to trial before judge and jury

Latham’s White Collar Defense & Investigations Practice brings depth and breadth of experience to these critical matters. Combining a nuanced understanding of DOJ policy, legal precedent, and a commitment to mastering the facts of every matter, Latham has consistently achieved extraordinary results for clients. A former Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Criminal Division leads Latham’s team. The group also includes former federal prosecutors who have guided leading corporate and individual clients through these high-stakes matters and who have repeatedly delivered successful outcomes, including the most desirable one: declination of prosecution without any charges being filed. We’ve got Washington covered.

Our Experience

Awards & Rankings

  • Latham Honored at National Law Journal’s Professional Excellence Awards - October 24, 2021
  • New York Partner Christopher Clark Named Crisis Leadership Trailblazer - September 01, 2021
  • Six Washington, D.C. Partners Recognized as Top Lawyers - December 15, 2020
  • Leslie Caldwell Named Top White Collar Lawyer in California - December 10, 2020
  • San Francisco Partner Featured in Women in Investigations Report - July 12, 2018

Combining a nuanced understanding of DOJ policy, legal precedent, and a commitment to mastering the facts of every matter, Latham has consistently achieved extraordinary results for clients.

Media Coverage

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News

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