Nathan Seltzer is a partner in the London and Washington, D.C. offices of Latham & Watkins and is the Global Vice Chair of the firm’s White Collar Defense & Investigations Practice. Mr. Seltzer is a litigator and white collar criminal defense attorney focused primarily on cross-border investigations and complex business litigation. He is the former Co-Chair of the firm’s Litigation & Trial Department in the Washington, D.C.
Mr. Seltzer regularly represents individuals and corporations in cross-border internal investigations, civil and criminal government investigations, and complex litigation across a variety of industries and subject matters.
Mr. Seltzer was recognized in Global Investigations Review’s 2017 40 Under 40 and as a Rising Star in the Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers list (2014-2019).
Mr. Seltzer has particular experience in:
- Conducting internal investigations, including related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), securities and accounting fraud, and other large-scale cross-border matters
- Representing individuals and companies in government investigations by the Department of Justice (including the Fraud Section, Public Integrity Section, and US Attorney Offices), and the Securities and Exchange Commission
- Designing practical corporate compliance programs, including FCPA compliance programs, and providing real-time compliance counsel
- Representing companies in all aspects of complex litigation in federal and state courts
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’s matters include representing:
- Multiple companies in various industries in investigations of potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other international laws and company policies
- An energy company in a restatement and SEC and DOJ investigations, resulting in declinations
- A healthcare company in an SEC investigation related to its overseas operations, resulting in no enforcement action
- Multiple companies in recovering funds and overcharges by suppliers following kickbacks or other improper payments to employees
- An energy company in an SEC investigation related to complex accounting and disclosure matters, resulting in no enforcement action
- A high profile public official in a criminal investigation by the Department of Justice Public Integrity Section resulting in a declination
- A healthcare company in an investigation by the UK Serious Fraud Office resulting in a declination
- Multiple companies, including healthcare, pharmaceutical, hospitality, gaming, manufacturing, and other entities, designing and implementing corporate compliance programs, including FCPA compliance programs
- President of an institution in a criminal investigation resulting a declination by the US Attorney’s Office
- A company in an investigation and litigation with the Drug Enforcement Administration resulting in a settlement
- CEO in litigation with the SEC, alleging disclosure and accounting fraud resulting in a settlement