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James C Rehnquist

James C Rehnquist

Goodwin100 Northern AvenueBostonMassachusettsUSA02210

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WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

The “fantastic” James Rehnquist possesses deep and varied experience in representing individuals and corporates in investigations undertaken by the DOJ and the SEC as well as international investigations.


Jim Rehnquist, a partner in Goodwin's securities litigation and white collar defence group, is a trial lawyer and former federal prosecutor. He specialises in complex civil litigation and white collar criminal defence, including the representation of corporations and individuals in internal investigations and in investigations by the DOJ, the SEC and other governmental agencies. He served as an assistant US attorney for the district of Massachusetts, where he worked in both the economic crimes unit and organised crime strike force unit of the US Attorney’s Office in Boston. Mr Rehnquist investigated and prosecuted a wide variety of complex business crimes, including fraud, tax, public corruption, trademark and racketeering cases.

Mr Rehnquist is annually recognised as one of Massachusetts’ leading white collar crime attorneys by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, which described him as a “great trial lawyer and super jury-friendly.”

His representations have included: two nationwide pharmacy chains in health care fraud investigations by HHS/OIG and US Attorneys’ Offices; the CFO of a publicly traded company in a securities fraud prosecution; a pharmaceutical company sales executive in a criminal investigation by the US attorney for the Eastern District of New York based on alleged off-label marketing and anti-kickback law violations; the CEO of a mutual fund company in an SEC enforcement action in the Southern District of New York based on alleged "market timing" in the company's funds; and a commercial real estate loan servicer in civil RICO litigation in state and federal court trial and appellate courts.

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