Caldwell, Leslie R.

Leslie R. Caldwell

Retired Partner

Leslie Caldwell retired from the partnership in September 2022. A nationally recognized white collar lawyer, Ms. Caldwell advised companies, individual executives, and boards facing crises or government investigations. Ms. Caldwell received the prestigious 2022 Laurie A. Miller Leadership Award from the Women’s White Collar Defense Association’s Awards Gala, honoring trailblazers across white collar law.

Ms. Caldwell, former Assistant Attorney General (AAG) of the Department of Justice’s (DOJ’s) Criminal Division, has drawn on her experience handling many of the most closely watched corporate criminal, fraud, and foreign bribery matters of the past two decades. She has served as a trusted advisor to numerous Fortune 500 corporations — including leading technology companies — regarding sensitive matters such as crisis management, internal investigations, and government enforcement. Ms. Caldwell regularly advised senior executives in connection with government investigations.

She has helped clients to achieve the best possible results in:

  • White collar criminal matters
  • Internal investigations
  • DOJ and other government investigations
  • SEC regulatory enforcement matters
  • Crisis management
  • Other highly sensitive and confidential matters


  • BA in Economics, Penn State University
    summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
  • JD, George Washington University
    Articles Editor, George Washington Law Review, cum laude