Richard Strassberg

Richard Strassberg
Firm:
Office:
The New York Times Building
620 Eighth Avenue
10018
City:
New York
State:
New York
Country:
USA
Tel:
+1 212 813 8859
Fax:
+1 212 355 3333

Biographies:

Who's Who Legal Business Crime Defence: Individuals

Richard Strassberg, head of Goodwin’s white-collar defence and government investigations practice, specialises in white-collar criminal defence, SEC enforcement proceedings, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) compliance and investigations, corporate internal investigations, and complex business and financial litigation. Prior to joining Goodwin, Mr Strassberg was chief of the major crimes unit in the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, supervising assistant US attorneys in the prosecution of white-collar criminal cases.

Mr Strassberg, a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, has twice been recognised by The American Lawyer as “Litigator of the Week”; is ranked as one of the preeminent trial lawyers nationwide by Chambers; and was cited in Law360 by peers as the lawyer that they most feared going up against in court.

His representations have included: the former CEO of Wells Fargo, in investigations arising from allegations that the bank secretly opened unauthorised accounts; the former CEO of Petrobras, in civil securities litigation alleging corruption and bribery involving Petrobras’ employees and Brazilian government entities; the former CEO and Chairman of Caesar’s Entertainment Corporation in bankruptcy fraud adversarial proceedings; the former CEO of CVS /Caremark in an SEC investigation regarding financial disclosures; the former president of the worldwide medicines division of Bristol Myers Squib in criminal and SEC charges related to financial disclosures; the former SAC Capital Advisors portfolio manager against criminal and SEC allegations in what was alleged to be the largest insider trading case ever; a former KPMG partner in the largest criminal tax case in US history; and a former Deutsche Bank trader in the first-ever insider trading case involving credit default swaps.

WWL says: Richard Strassberg is a top-notch litigator who boasts extensive experience dealing with regulatory enforcement proceedings, investigations and compliance matters.

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

Who's Who Legal Business Crime Defence: Corporates

Richard Strassberg, head of Goodwin’s white-collar defence and government investigations practice, specialises in white-collar criminal defence, SEC enforcement proceedings, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) compliance and investigations, corporate internal investigations, and complex business and financial litigation. Prior to joining Goodwin, Mr Strassberg was chief of the major crimes unit in the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, supervising assistant US attorneys in the prosecution of white-collar criminal cases.

Mr Strassberg, a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, has twice been recognised by The American Lawyer as “Litigator of the Week”; is ranked as one of the preeminent trial lawyers nationwide by Chambers; and was cited in Law360 by peers as the lawyer that they most feared going up against in court.

His representations have included: Countrywide Financial Corporation and Countrywide Home Loans in the first ever FIRREA and False Claims Act trial in connection with the sale of mortgage loans to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac; Wegelin & Co, the world’s oldest private Swiss bank, in defending criminal tax challenges from the DOJ, IRS and US Attorney’s Office that the bank assisted US clients in evading their tax obligations; Fort Schuyler and Fuller Road Management Corporations, non-profits at the centre of criminal investigations into alleged corruption by officials in the administration of New York Governor Cuomo in connection with economic development efforts in upstate New York; and Direct Revenue and its founders in litigation against the New York Attorney General's Office in one of the leading Internet spyware cases in the country.

WWL says: Richard Strassberg is “very well regarded” among peers who highlight his strong work on corporate criminal investigations.

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

Who's Who Legal Investigations: Lawyers

Rich Strassberg, head of Goodwin's white-collar defence and government investigations practice, specialises in white-collar criminal defence, SEC enforcement proceedings, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) compliance and investigations, corporate internal investigations, and complex business and financial litigation. Under Mr Strassberg’s leadership, Law360 recognised the Goodwin white-collar crime and government investigations practice as being one of the top five white-collar practices in the United States.

Mr Strassberg has represented individuals and entities in almost all the major white-collar cases that have occurred over the last several years, including: acting as lead trial counsel for Maria das Gracas Silva Foster, former CEO of Brazilian oil company Petrobras, in civil securities litigation; defending former SAC Capital Advisors portfolio manager, Mathew Martoma, against allegations of insider trading; representing Countrywide Bank in connection with the first-ever  FIRREA trial by the USDOJ; representing Wegelin & Co, the oldest private Swiss bank, against criminal tax charges for assisting US taxpayers in maintaining secret overseas accounts; and Jon Paul Rorech, a former credit derivatives trader at Deutsche Bank, in the first-ever insider trading case involving credit default swaps.

Mr Strassberg is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, and has twice been recognised by The American Lawyer as “litigator of the week.” He has been consistently recognised over the past 13 years by Chambers USA as being one of the top white-collar litigators in New York and one of the leading trial lawyers nationwide. He has also been regularly selected as being among the top 100 lawyers in New York by the New York edition of Super Lawyers, and is regularly included in US News Best Lawyers, The Legal 500 and other surveys of the top white-collar litigators in the country.

WWL says: Richard Strassberg focuses his superb practice on white-collar defence and government enforcement proceedings, areas in which he is considered a true expert. 

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

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