White Collar Defense and Investigations

Cadwalader's white collar defense and investigations lawyers have "an excellent reputation for advising blue-chip corporates," exhibit "professional competence, hard work and creativity" and "focus on solving problems." - The Legal 500

Cadwalader’s White Collar Defense and Investigations partners are nationally and internationally recognized leaders in the field, many of whom held senior positions at the United States Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and in United States Attorney’s Offices.  They are supported by a talented group of over 20 counsel and associates, several of whom clerked for distinguished federal trial and appellate judges.

The group represents corporations, their boards, audit committees, directors and senior officers, law firms, international bodies and individuals in federal and state criminal, civil and administrative proceedings and litigation, as well as in congressional investigations and hearings.

The group has unparalleled expertise in the areas of corporate compliance and governance, having represented, and served as outside compliance counsel to, major international corporations in many industries, financial institutions, investment firms, and broker-dealers.  It has drafted, implemented and audited numerous compliance programs covering all areas of the law conducted internal investigations and risk assessments of U.S. and foreign entities, and defended significant enforcement actions before federal and state agencies and regulatory bodies, and defended criminal cases in many federal courts. Some of its partners have also served as monitors as part of Department of Justice and SEC settlements, and as independent legal expert advisors to the World Bank.

The group has extensive expertise in, and regularly advises clients on, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the money laundering and asset forfeiture laws, the securities and commodities statutes (including their anti-fraud provisions), economic sanctions, export control, technology transfer, and anti-boycott laws and regulations, criminal tax and antitrust violations, health care fraud and abuse, including DEA and controlled substances regulations, banking, government procurement and bankruptcy fraud, foreign bank secrecy, data privacy and blocking statutes.  Attorneys in the group are experienced in defending cases (including class actions) involving the RICO, mail and wire fraud statutes and the False Claims Act.

The group regularly represents corporate clients in enforcement and regulatory matters before the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Attorneys’ Offices throughout the country, the divisions of enforcement of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”), the Federal Reserve, the FDIC, the Federal Trade Commission, the Department of the Treasury and its Office of Foreign Assets Control and Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”), the Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the various Inspectors General, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Department of Defense and its various agencies, the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation, the European Investment Bank, and U.S. Congressional Committees.


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15 Attorneys

Avergun, Jodi L. Partner Washington
T. +1 202 862 2456
Bailyn, Jonathan Associate Washington
T. +1 202 862 2336
Carey, Peter Associate Washington
T. +1 202 862 2339
Duncan, J. Robert Associate Washington
T. +1 202 862 2233
Facciponti, Joseph Special Counsel New York
T. +1 212 504 6313
Gerver, Keith M. Associate Washington
T. +1 202 862 2381
Hokenson, Alexander Law Clerk Washington
T. +1 202 862 2249
Jay III, A. Joseph Special Counsel Washington
T. +1 202 862 2248
Moreno, Joseph V. Partner Washington
T. +1 202 862 2262
New York
T. +1 212 504 6262
Tompkins, Anne M. Partner Charlotte
T. +1 704 348 5222
T. +1 202 862 2496
Treanor, James A. Associate Washington
T. +1 202 862 2330
Urban, Lex Associate Washington
T. +1 202 862 2320
Wainstein, Kenneth L. Partner Washington
T. +1 202 862 2474
Weiss, Stephen Associate Washington
T. +1 202 862 2347
Wharton, Kendra (Clayton) Associate Washington
T. +1 202 862 2333


Kenneth L. Wainstein
+1 202 862 2474 

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