Drew Wisniewski helps leading financial institutions and corporate clients navigate a range of criminal and civil litigation matters, with a particular focus on government cross-border investigations and complex regulatory issues.

Drawing on his broad-based investigatory and litigation experience, Mr. Wisniewski regularly handles sensitive and high-profile matters on behalf of US and international clients. His work covers a variety of subject areas, including alleged financial crimes, criminal and civil fraud, and deceptive business practices.

Mr. Wisniewski brings particular experience advising clients on internal and government-facing investigations involving complex regulatory issues and cross-border matters. He frequently represents clients before government agencies and bodies, including the US Department of Justice (DOJ), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). 

 Mr. Wisniewski also assists clients during various phases of litigation. In particular, he works with clients to craft comprehensive defense strategies when a white collar investigation presents litigation risk.  His background includes a variety of complex commercial, securities, and sports litigation. 

 Mr. Wisniewski also frequently advises on pro bono matters, including in relation to fair housing and criminal justice reform. 

Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Wisniewski served as a political consultant to presidential campaigns and members of Congress. He also advised corporations on regulatory and strategic communication issues. Mr. Wisniewski previously served as a legal fellow to the US Senate Judiciary Committee. 

Mr. Wisniewski’s experience includes advising: 

  • The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in:
    • High-profile litigation concerning the consent decree imposing sanctions on Penn State University in the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal
    • Litigation regarding allegations from student-athletes that they suffered adverse consequences as a result of participating in athletics at NCAA member institutions
  • Walgreens in a multijurisdictional matter against the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), including seven consolidated cases before an administrative law judge in which the DEA sought to revoke the controlled substance registrations of six pharmacies and Walgreens’ Jupiter, Florida distribution center
  • A banking and financial services firm regarding investigations by US agencies and other foreign agencies 
  • A global consumer brand in the successful defense of a formal government investigation of the data security management function at the company
  • Retail companies in response to civil investigative demands from the FTC
  • Various companies in responding to grand jury subpoenas from the Department of Justice  
  • A leading financial services provider in a global multimillion-dollar settlement with the Department of Justice
  • A leading financial services providers in connection with investigations by multiple US district courts and regulatory bodies regarding the company’s compliance with the Bank Secrecy Act and other relevant laws 

Bar Qualification

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland

Education

  • JD, University of Wisconsin Law School, 2012
  • BA, George Washington University, 2006

Languages Spoken

  • English