Investigations and Compliance Highlights

  • A Fortune 100 consumer goods company in a multi-year DOJ investigation relating to foreign commercial bribery and related internal investigation in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, South America, and the US
  • A global asset manager in a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigation by SEC and DOJ and related internal investigation in the UK, Ireland and US
  • NIKE, Inc. in connection with a DOJ investigation into corruption in NCAA basketball
  • A Bay Area technology and life sciences company in an investigation by the NYAG relating to customer data privacy
  • An offshore bank in an investigation by OFAC concerning compliance with the Venezuela-related sanctions program, which concluded with the issuance of a Cautionary Letter
  • A Fortune 100 food company in connection with a CFTC investigation relating to position limits on trading in agricultural commodities and cash position reporting  
  • A merchant cash advance company in connection with an NYAG investigation into alleged unfair and deceptive business practices and compliance with criminal usury laws
  • The Mayor of Mount Vernon, New York, in a public corruption prosecution in Westchester County and related civil litigation regarding the scope of the NYAG's criminal jurisdiction
  • A global financial institution in a CFTC investigation relating to ISDAFIX and trading in interest rate swaptions 
  • A US financial institution in an investigation by the NYAG relating to reverse mortgage servicing
  • A Fortune 100 consumer goods company in connection with an NYAG antitrust investigation relating to geographic restrictions in real estate leases
  • An Academy Award-nominated actress in connection with an extortion scheme 
  • A Fortune 100 company in connection with an investigation by the Ethics Board of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) into financial corruption at a national sports federation in Africa
  • The CEO of an asset manager in a Professional Conduct Program investigation by the CFA Institute 
  • A Fortune 100 company in connection with an internal investigation of whistleblower allegations concerning a C-level executive 
     

Litigation and Arbitration Highlights 

  • Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO) and Allianz Asset Management of America in employment litigation filed by former PIMCO CIO William H. Gross in California state court
  • The Cayman Islands issuer of a trust preferred collateralized debt obligation (CDO) in litigation concerning replacement of a collateral manager, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York 
  • An alternative asset management firm and three Cayman Islands affiliates in litigation over the acquisition of a collateralized loan obligation (CLO)  manager, in the Commercial Division of the New York State Supreme Court 
  • A large publicly-traded Brazilian consumer goods company in ICC arbitration in São Paulo relating to a share purchase agreement governed by Brazilian law