Latham advised on Latin Lawyer’s winning M&A Deal of the Year and Pro Bono Project of the Year.
Joseph Bargnesi advises clients in connection with domestic and cross-border investigations, white collar criminal and civil enforcement matters, and related litigation.
Mr. Bargnesi represents global companies and organizations, as well as high-profile individuals, in matters involving complex regulatory regimes. He has particular experience in matters involving:
- The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)
- Accounting and securities fraud
- Money laundering
- Antitrust and unfair competition
- Healthcare fraud and abuse
- Corporate misconduct
He leverages this experience to help clients navigate investigations and enforcement actions involving the Department of Justice (DOJ), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), State Attorneys General, and other regulators worldwide.
Complementing his investigations and defense work, Mr. Bargnesi works closely with clients to mitigate enforcement risks by enhancing their corporate compliance programs. He draws on extensive experience to help clients:
- Draft policies and procedures
- Conduct risk assessments
- Develop training programs
- Leverage innovative compliance monitoring and analytics
Mr. Bargnesi also regularly advises clients in connection with cross-border M&A and capital markets transactions, including pre- and post-acquisition due diligence counseling and related disclosures.
Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Bargnesi worked as a law clerk for the United States Attorney’s Office for Western District of New York and United States Magistrate Judge F. Bradford Stillman on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.