Samuel W Seymour is the managing partner of the firm’s criminal defence and investigations group. He focuses on white-collar criminal defence, regulatory enforcement matters and internal investigations. He represents individuals/institutions in high-profile inquiries involving allegations of accounting/securities fraud, foreign bribery, price fixing, trade sanctions violations, money laundering and obstruction of justice. Handles derivative cases, shareholder actions, and complex contract disputes.
Samuel has been a partner at the firm since 1994, having also served as assistant US attorney/deputy chief appellate attorney, SDNY (1988–1991). Samuel was educated at Columbia Law School (JD, 1982) and Dartmouth College (AB, 1979).
Samuel is recognised as a leading litigator in the white-collar crime and government investigations chapter of Chambers USA (2004–2015), as well as the financial services regulation: banking (regulatory enforcement and investigations) chapter (2007–2015). He also appears in Best Lawyers in America, recognised for commercial litigation (2007, 2008 and 2010-2015), white-collar criminal defence (2007–2015) and bet-the-company litigation (2010-2015). Additionally, Samuel has been named as one of the top New York lawyers in the field of criminal defence: white collar (2006–2014) in New York Super Lawyers; as a “star” in both the white-collar criminal defence (national) and litigation (New York) chapters of Euromoney’s Benchmark: America's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys (2008-2014); and as a leading lawyer for white-collar criminal defence in The Legal 500: United States. He also appears in Who’s Who Legal: Investigations and Who’s Who Legal: Business Crimes Defence.
WWL says: A "premier quality lawyer", his work across the white-collar crime, regulatory enforcement and internal investigations spheres comes highly recommended
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