Steven R Peikin is the deputy managing partner of the criminal defence and investigations group. He represents institutions and their senior executives in various criminal and regulatory investigations and proceedings, including those involving alleged securities/commodities fraud, FCPA violations, price fixing, healthcare fraud, and money laundering offences. His recent clients include Barclays, Goldman Sachs, the New York City Council, the Bank of New York Mellon and Vitol.
Steven has been a partner of the firm since 2006. He has also served as assistant US attorney, SDNY (1996–2004); chief of the SDNY securities and commodities fraud task force (2003–2004); and clerk for Judge J Edward Lumbard at the US Court of Appeals, Second Circuit (1992–1993). Steven was educated at Harvard Law School (JD, 1991) and Yale University (BA, 1988)
Steven is recognised as a leading lawyer in the white-collar crime and government investigations chapter of Chambers USA (2007–2015), as well as the FCPA chapter (2014 and 2015). He also appears as a leading lawyer for FCPA in Chambers Global (2015), and as a recommended lawyer for white-collar criminal defence in The Legal 500: United States (2007 and 2009–2014). Other recognitions include the criminal defence: white-collar chapters of The Best Lawyers in America (2008–2015) and New York Super Lawyers (2007–2014).
WWL says: “Incredibly skilled, I learn something every time I work with him.” One of the practice area's foremost exponents
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