Shearman & Sterling’s White Collar Group was selected by Law360 as one of its three White Collar Groups of the Year for 2013. This award recognizes those practice groups that have achieved the biggest wins based on the significance, size and complexity of the matters between November 2012 and November 2013.
“We are extremely proud of the excellence and depth of our white collar and regulatory enforcement team, as well as the complexity and profile of the cases and investigations we are handling," said Global Head of Litigation Adam Hakki. “Our white collar practice has first-rate trial, regulatory interface and internal investigation capability on a global scale, and it is gratifying to see that recognized.”
Added Patrick Robbins, co-head of the firm’s Criminal and Enforcement Practice, “The firm has put together an extremely talented team of lawyers, who understand both how to engage appropriately with the regulators and how litigate effectively when necessary. In both situations, our clients have appreciated the positive outcomes we are able to achieve."
This year alone the group obtained an acquittal of an AU Optronics executive of federal criminal price fixing charges (after participating in the acquittal at trial of another AUO executive in 2012), is representing hedge fund manager Todd Newman in his insider trading prosecution, is representing multiple financial institutions in LIBOR and mortgage-related matters, and is advising JPMorgan’s board of directors on matters related to the “London Whale” losses, among many others.