Richard Strassberg is well acquainted with the full range of US enforcement authorities, thanks to his expansive experience in coordinating investigations.
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.