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 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 the firm, Mr Strassberg was the chief of the major crimes unit in the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, responsible for supervising approximately 25 assistant US attorneys in the prosecution of white-collar criminal cases. Mr Strassberg is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in America. He has been recognised twice by The American Lawyer as “litigator of the week” as a result of his securing extraordinary victories in some of the most closely followed white-collar cases in the country, including the first ever insider trading case involving credit derivatives, the criminal accounting fraud case involving Bristol-Myers Squibb and the KPMG criminal tax shelter case. Mr Strassberg served as trial counsel in connection the successful defence of the first FIRREA case to be brought to trial against a financial institution, represented a technology company involved in one of the first bit-coin related DOJ actions and regularly represents the top executive officers of the most sophisticated companies in defending against government investigations. Mr Strassberg is also thought leader in his field, co-authoring a recurring chapter on privilege in a treatise on international investigations and a quarterly column on government enforcement in the New York Law Journal.

WWL says: Richard Strassberg is highly experienced and "very well regarded" in regulatory investigations, offering significant expertise in issues such as FCPA and SEC actions.

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

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