Roger Burlingame

Roger Burlingame
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A former US federal prosecutor and seasoned trial lawyer based in Dechert’s London office, Roger Burlingame defends UK and EMEA-based companies and their senior executives from US criminal and regulatory investigations and prosecutions. Recognised by The Legal 500 as “the go-to guy for European targets of high-profile US-facing investigations", Roger focuses his practice on white-collar criminal defence, internal investigations and regulatory enforcement matters. He has represented myriad clients in US investigations into financial market manipulation, fraud, collusion and abuse, as well as Foreign Corrupt Practice Act violations, money laundering, asset forfeiture, sanctions evasion and tax fraud.

Prior to joining Dechert, Roger served as senior trial counsel in the business and securities fraud section, and chief of the public integrity section, of the US Department of Justice (as an assistant US attorney in the criminal division of the Eastern District of New York). In nearly a decade as a federal prosecutor, he led and supervised scores of white-collar criminal matters, tried numerous cases, argued as many appeals, and was awarded the Henry L Stimson Medal, a recognition given annually to the most outstanding prosecutor in each of New York’s Southern and Eastern Districts.

Roger speaks frequently throughout Europe and the United States and has published numerous articles on the unique issues facing non-US-based clients in US government cross-border investigations. For many years, he served as an adjunct professor at New York University School of Law, where he taught a seminar on federal criminal prosecution.  

WWL says: Roger Burlingame is a well-known figure in the UK investigations market who earns praise for his “excellent way of working through the issues” on complex cases. He is considered “a smart lawyer” who garners respect for his “highly professional” approach.

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