Linda Imes

Linda Imes
51 Madison Avenue
New York
New York
+1 212 213 6659


Who's Who Legal Business Crime Defence: Corporates

Linda Imes, a founding partner of Spears & Imes LLP, practises in the areas of white-collar criminal defence, regulatory enforcement matters, complex civil litigation, and internal investigations. She has substantial trial and appellate experience. Ms Imes has defended individuals and corporations in investigations by the US Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the New York State Attorney General’s Office, New York State prosecutors, the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, the US Senate’s permanent subcommittee on investigations, the Federal Reserve, and other governmental and regulatory bodies. Her practice is international; in recent years she has represented clients not only across the United States but also in the UK, France, the Cayman Islands, China, Singapore and other foreign locations. Her work on international matters has involved coordinating her clients’ defences to possible US criminal charges with defences to possible charges in another country.

Since 2009, Chambers and Partners has named Ms Imes as a leader in the field of white-collar crime and government investigations. In 2017, she received the prestigious Norman S Ostrow Award from the New York Council of Defense Lawyers for her achievements in the defence of liberty and the preservation of individual rights. Early in her career, Ms Imes was a federal prosecutor in the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, where she tried many cases and served as deputy chief of appeals.

WWL says: Linda Imes is a business crime specialist who is recognised by sources for her strong knowledge of regulatory and criminal proceedings.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Business Crime Defence which can be purchased from our Shop.

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