Shearman & Sterling’s excellence in investigations was once again recognized by Global Investigations Review (GIR), ranking the firm in its 2021 edition of the GIR100, a guide to the world’s leading firms for handling sophisticated cross-border, government-led and internal investigations.
With decades of experience and multi-jurisdictional capabilities, Shearman & Sterling’s team guides clients through government and internal investigations in relation to insider trading, securities fraud, criminal antitrust violations, FCPA, sanctions, accounting fraud and countless other technical issues that can result in regulatory enforcement. The firm combines this substantive expertise with investigative and tactical expertise to deal with the most delicate and complex situations organizations face. The team comprises of numerous former government prosecutors and regulators who, collectively, have handled countless jury trials and represented clients before all of the major government investigating agencies. In addition, the attorneys on this team have served in the U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission and thus have first-hand knowledge of the way the government and other agencies operate and conduct investigations, which allows the firm to aid clients in achieving the best possible outcome.
The publication notes, “Shearman & Sterling's pedigree in the investigations space can be summed up by one fact: the firm's white-collar practice pre-dates the FCPA, which was introduced in 1977. Today, Shearman's investigations group is well-known for its anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, sanctions and antitrust practices.”