Nathan Seltzer, former Global Vice Chair of the firm’s White Collar Defense & Investigations Practice, is a US lawyer based in London who advises individuals and leading corporations on internal and government investigations.

Drawing on nearly two decades of experience, Mr. Seltzer helps clients successfully navigate a range of investigations, with a focus on cross-border matters. A member of the firm’s London office, Mr. Seltzer is uniquely positioned to advise multinational corporations on investigations with US law implications.

Mr. Seltzer’s work includes internal investigations, civil and criminal government investigations, and complex litigation involving a variety of highly regulated industries, such as healthcare, pharmaceuticals, energy, and defense.

Mr. Seltzer brings particular experience in complex accounting and corruption cases, including matters involving the US Department of Justice (DOJ), the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and other regulators worldwide. He also frequently designs practical corporate compliance programs, including Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) compliance programs, and provides real-time compliance counsel.

Mr. Seltzer is the former Co-Chair of the firm’s Washington, D.C. Litigation & Trial Department.

Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Seltzer clerked for Judge Boyce F. Martin, Jr., of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Mr. Seltzer has received broad recognition for his practice work, including by Global Investigations Review, which named him to its 2017 40 Under 40 List.

Mr. Seltzer’s experience includes representing:

  • Exterran, a leading global oil and gas services provider, in DOJ and SEC investigations connected to an accounting restatement and related matters, and involving matters in Italy, the Middle East, and Brazil
  • A US-based telecommunications corporation in an internal investigation related to complex accounting issues involving its India operations
  • A US-based hospitality company in multiple investigations, including related to corruption allegations in Southeast Asia and matters involving allegations against a senior executive
  • A state-owned entity in an investigation and related civil recovery stemming from a DOJ and SEC FCPA resolution in which the client was a victim of bribery and financial misconduct
  • A multinational pharmaceutical corporation in connection with significant global internal investigations related to anti-corruption compliance
  • A multinational defense company in an internal investigation in response to a whistleblower’s FCPA allegations
  • A healthcare company in an SEC investigation related to its overseas operations, resulting in no enforcement action
  • An energy company in an SEC investigation related to multifaceted derivative accounting and disclosure matters, resulting in no enforcement action
  • A high-profile public official in a criminal investigation by the DOJ Public Integrity Section resulting in a declination
  • A healthcare company in an investigation by the UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO) resulting in a declination
  • Multiple individuals and companies in connection with DOJ and SEC insider trading investigations

Bar Qualification

  • District of Columbia
  • England and Wales (Registered Foreign Lawyer)
  • Maryland


  • JD, Boston University School of Law, 2004
    magna cum laude
  • BBA, James Madison University, 2001
    cum laude (with honors)
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September 1, 2017 Recognition

40 Under 40: Nathan Seltzer

Recognized for his cross-border investigations work across a variety of industries.