Simpson Thacher & Bartlett has a distinguished history of representing large and small companies and their boards, audit and special committees, officers and directors, and other individuals in a wide range of criminal, regulatory, Congressional, and other highly sensitive government inquiries and internal investigations.
The Firm is routinely engaged by financial institutions, professional services firms, multinational companies, and executives and other professionals in response to investigations by the Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney’s Offices, the SEC, the CFTC, state attorneys general, district attorneys, the Federal Reserve Bank, FINRA, the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations and other regulators throughout the world. The Firm has handled inquiries and conducted internal investigations involving virtually every subject matter and across nearly every industry including the following:
- Corporate fraud -- including accounting fraud, market manipulation, disclosure violations, insider trading and fraud in connection with mortgages, complex derivative products and valuation models
- Violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and other bribery offenses
- Criminal antitrust violations
- Wire and mail fraud, bank fraud, health care fraud, and tax fraud
- Fraud alleged under the False Claims Act
- Corporate governance and ethical malfeasance
- Computer hacking and data breaches
- Theft of trade secrets and other intellectual property
- Violations of economic and trade sanctions and anti-money laundering
The Firm’s practice group includes three former Assistant U.S. Attorneys from the Southern District of New York, two former senior officials from the SEC (including the most recent former head of the SEC’s FCPA Unit) and a former federal defender from the Southern District of New York.