Todd Blanche is a partner in Cadwalader’s White Collar Defense and Investigations Group. His practice focuses on representing corporations and individuals in criminal and regulatory matters involving all types of white collar investigations, prosecutions and enforcement actions. Todd has successfully represented both companies and individuals facing grand jury subpoenas, criminal charges, regulatory inquiries and actions, and internal investigations. A former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Todd has extensive experience investigating all manner of white collar crime.
Todd served for nine years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. As co-chief of the White Plains Division, he supervised investigations and prosecutions involving public corruption, securities fraud, bank and wire frauds, Medicare and federal program frauds, RICO violations, violent crimes, and other criminal violations. He also served as co-chief of the Violent Crimes Unit. Todd has extensive trial experience, serving as counsel in 15 federal jury trials. Todd was a recipient of the Director’s Award from the U.S. Department of Justice for Superior Performance as an Assistant U.S. Attorney.
Todd received a B.A. in Political Science and Interdisciplinary Studies from American University, and a J.D., cum laude, from Brooklyn Law School, where he was the editor of the Brooklyn Law Review. He held clerkships with the Honorable Joseph F. Bianco of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York and the Honorable Denny Chin of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (now of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit).
Prior to joining Cadwalader, Todd was a counsel at WilmerHale and was previously an associate in the Litigation Department in the New York office of Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP.