Raquel Kellert represents companies, boards, and executives in criminal, civil, and regulatory enforcement matters involving the DOJ, SEC, CFTC, and other government agencies. She also defends entities and individuals in civil litigation and arbitration. 

She brings extensive experience conducting internal investigations and counseling board committees and senior management on accounting irregularities, commercial bribery, cybersecurity incidents, honest services fraud, employee misconduct, securities fraud, insider trading, and violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and False Claims Act.

Ms. Kellert also regularly authors and contributes to publications focusing on white collar enforcement, internal investigations, and employment law.

Ms. Kellert’s pro bono matters include conducting internal investigations on behalf of several leading cultural institutions, including Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, and representing non-profits that have been defrauded or are the subject of a cyber-incident.

Ms. Kellert’s experience includes representing:

  • The Audit Committee of American Realty Capital Properties in DOJ and SEC proceedings arising out of an internal investigation into accounting irregularities and the related securities class action*
  • A family office and its two principals in an SEC investigation alleging dealer activity, which was successfully resolved in 2022 without admitting or denying the allegations*
  • Principal of leading investment company in an SEC insider trading investigation, which was successful resolved in 2022 with a declination*
  • A multinational pharmaceutical company in DOJ and SEC investigations into insider trading by a former senior executive*
  • A major multinational pharmaceutical company in an SEC investigation of alleged channel-stuffing*
  • A major financial institution in an SEC investigation related to the SolarWinds cyberattack*
  • A multinational insurance advisor in an internal investigation related to corruption, bribery, and honest services fraud
  • ABRAAJ Investment Management concerning US government allegations of investment adviser fraud*
  • A health system in a DOJ investigation alleging violations of the False Claims Act relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, which was successfully resolved in 2022 without admitting or denying the allegations*
  • A media company in a DOJ investigation and prosecution of a former employee for securities and wire fraud*
  • A Japanese conglomerate in an internal investigation into the root cause of a data security incident and remediation*
  • A Fortune 500 company in an investigation of alleged price fixing in the market for oil futures and other energy derivatives*
  • Multiple retail companies in internal investigations of employee misconduct*
  • Board of a public chemical company in an internal investigation of whistleblowers’ claims concerning CEO’s inappropriate relationship with subordinate*
  • A Fortune 500 company’s former chief financial officer in government inquiries regarding alleged accounting irregularities*
  • Multiple bond traders in criminal and civil enforcement actions related to trading conduct*
  • A private equity firm in an internal investigation of purported securities fraud*
  • A media company in a DOJ investigation and prosecution of a former employee for securities and wire fraud*
  • Biopharmaceutical company in an internal investigation related to CEO’s alleged workplace misconduct
  • The Audit Committee of an oil company in an internal investigation into allegations of insider trading and conflicted conduct by a senior executive and two directors*
  • Multiple Fortune 500 companies in a wide-ranging SEC investigation into public disclosures related to perquisites provided to directors and executives*
  • A news and publishing company in connection with an SEC investigation into whether certain statements and omissions misled the market, which the company successfully resolved in 2021 without admitting or denying the allegations*
  • The principal of a multinational conglomerate in a DOJ grand jury investigation of his alleged multi-decade tax fraud*
  • A retail foreign exchange dealer and its executives in CFTC and NFA investigations*
  • A media company’s directors in the DOJ’s FIFA soccer corruption investigation*
  • A pharmaceutical company in a DOJ investigation into Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations*
  • A technology company in an internal investigation regarding a cybersecurity incident
  • Five senior executives in connection with a special committee, DOJ, and SEC investigations and ongoing civil litigations regarding alleged securities fraud*
  • A government contractor’s former president in a DOJ and SEC accounting fraud inquiry*
  • A media company in connection with a special committee’s investigation of honest services fraud*
  • Restaurant franchisee and operator in an internal investigation regarding an international threat actor’s encryption attack (ransomware) and exfiltration.
  • A manufacturing company in an internal investigation of allegations of commercial bribery*
  • Board of a private school in an investigation into allegations of racist conduct by students and a review of the school’s disciplinary procedures following an alleged sexual assault*
  • A multinational corporation in an internal investigation into a cyber-attack*
  • Board of a NYC philanthropic organization in an investigation into an employee whistleblower claim that a senior executive engaged in racist, sexist, and other workplace misconduct*

*Matters handled prior to Latham

Bar Qualification

  • New York