Practice Highlight: Criminal Defense and Investigations
When the world’s leading corporations and financial institutions face critical investigations and litigation, they turn to the seasoned team at Sullivan & Cromwell.
Recent years have seen a dramatic increase in the number, complexity and stakes of criminal and regulatory enforcement investigations of financial institutions, other global companies and their executives.
Lawyers in the Criminal Defense and Investigations Group (CDIG) represent individual and corporate clients around the world in matters relating to all manner of white-collar criminal defense and regulatory enforcement matters, including those involving alleged violations of the securities and commodities laws, anti-money laundering and economic sanctions, tax and antitrust.
The team includes lawyers who know best how the law enforcement and regulatory systems work: eight former federal and state prosecutors; former bank regulatory counsel; and leading practitioners in banking, securities and commodities regulation and enforcement. Over the course of more than 125 criminal trials in federal and state courts, S&C lawyers have amassed sophisticated knowledge and broad experience in dealing with the most high-stakes issues facing their clients.
The CDIG team works closely with its clients to navigate this constantly changing legal landscape. By getting to know their clients’ businesses and working closely with Firm lawyers from other disciplines, CDIG lawyers successfully handle the most sensitive, franchise-threatening matters.
Time and again, S&C has earned the trust of the world's most sophisticated clients by successfully navigating multi-faceted, multi-billion-dollar challenges.