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WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Roberto Finzi is a “fabulous lawyer” who “knows the public corruption space very well”, enthuse impressed sources.

Biography

Roberto Finzi is a partner in the litigation department, co-chair of the white-collar and regulatory defence group, and a former federal prosecutor. His practice focuses on white-collar matters, including grand jury and regulatory investigations, enforcement proceedings and internal investigations. Since his return from government service in 2006, he has represented individuals and organisations in a variety of law enforcement initiatives, including prosecutions and investigations involving insider trading, accounting fraud, criminal antitrust, violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and health care fraud. His practice also includes providing counsel to clients on all areas of criminal and regulatory investigations and enforcement proceedings. He regularly represents indigent defendants in pro bono criminal matters.

His cases include: the representation of an investment adviser in connection with criminal insider-trading charges in the Southern District of New York; the representation of an international financial institution in connection with the settlement of a global multi-jurisdictional criminal and regulatory investigation; winning an acquittal for an indigent defendant wrongly accused of murder in a 2017 jury trial in New York State Court; the representation of an individual in connection with DOJ Foreign Corrupt Practices Act charges; the representation of an executive in connection with a DOJ criminal antitrust investigation; the representation of members of an audit committee of a public company in connection with an SEC options-backdating investigation; and the representation of major pharmaceutical corporations in separate Department of Justice and US Attorney’s Offices investigations of alleged off-label marketing in violation of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.

Between February of 1999 and his return to Paul, Weiss in January of 2006, Roberto was an assistant United States attorney in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. In his seven years as a federal prosecutor, Roberto handled a wide variety of criminal investigations and prosecutions, conducting numerous jury trials in the district court and briefing and arguing numerous appeals before the Second Circuit. In 2003, Roberto became a member of the Southern District’s securities and commodities frauds task force. In that role, he investigated and tried a variety of cases involving, among other things, accounting fraud, investment advisor fraud and market manipulation. Roberto has been recognised by Chambers USA as a leading lawyer in litigation: white-collar crime and government investigations.

Roberto served as an articles editor for the Cornell Law Review and as a law clerk to the Honorable Joseph L Tauro, United States District Judge in Boston, Massachusetts.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Roberto Finzi is a "phenomenal lawyer" who excels in handling tax fraud and insider trading accusations.

Biography

Roberto Finzi is a partner in the litigation department, co-chair of the white-collar and regulatory defence group, and a former federal prosecutor. His practice focuses on white-collar matters, including grand jury and regulatory investigations, enforcement proceedings and internal investigations. Since his return from government service in 2006, he has represented individuals and organisations in a variety of law enforcement initiatives, including prosecutions and investigations involving insider trading, accounting fraud, criminal antitrust, violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and health care fraud. His practice also includes providing counsel to clients on all areas of criminal and regulatory investigations and enforcement proceedings. He regularly represents indigent defendants in pro bono criminal matters.

His cases include: the representation of an investment adviser in connection with criminal insider-trading charges in the Southern District of New York; the representation of an international financial institution in connection with the settlement of a global multi-jurisdictional criminal and regulatory investigation; winning an acquittal for an indigent defendant wrongly accused of murder in a 2017 jury trial in New York State Court; the representation of an individual in connection with DOJ Foreign Corrupt Practices Act charges; the representation of an executive in connection with a DOJ criminal antitrust investigation; the representation of members of an audit committee of a public company in connection with an SEC options-backdating investigation; and the representation of major pharmaceutical corporations in separate Department of Justice and US Attorney’s Offices investigations of alleged off-label marketing in violation of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.

Between February of 1999 and his return to Paul, Weiss in January of 2006, Roberto was an assistant United States attorney in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. In his seven years as a federal prosecutor, Roberto handled a wide variety of criminal investigations and prosecutions, conducting numerous jury trials in the district court and briefing and arguing numerous appeals before the Second Circuit. In 2003, Roberto became a member of the Southern District’s securities and commodities frauds task force. In that role, he investigated and tried a variety of cases involving, among other things, accounting fraud, investment advisor fraud and market manipulation. Roberto has been recognised by Chambers USA as a leading lawyer in litigation: white-collar crime and government investigations.

Roberto served as an articles editor for the Cornell Law Review and as a law clerk to the Honorable Joseph L Tauro, United States District Judge in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Roberto Finzi has a remarkable facility handling investigations and prosecutions concerning violations of the FCPA, insider trading and fraud matters.

Biography

Roberto Finzi is a partner in the litigation department, co-chair of the white-collar and regulatory defence group and a former federal prosecutor. His practice focuses on white-collar matters, including grand jury and regulatory investigations, enforcement proceedings and internal investigations. Since his return from government service in 2006, he has represented individuals and organisations a variety of law enforcement initiatives, including prosecutions and investigations involving insider trading, accounting fraud, criminal anti-trust, violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and healthcare fraud. His practice also includes providing counsel to clients on all areas of criminal and regulatory investigations and enforcement proceedings. He regularly represents indigent defendants in pro bono criminal matters.

Between February 1999 and his return to Paul, Weiss in January 2006, Roberto was an Assistant United States Attorney in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. In his seven years as a federal prosecutor, Roberto handled a wide variety of criminal investigations and prosecutions, conducting numerous jury trials in the district court and briefing and arguing numerous appeals before the Second Circuit. In 2003, Roberto became a member of the Southern District’s Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force. In that role, he investigated and tried a variety of cases involving, among other things, accounting fraud, investment adviser fraud and market manipulation. Roberto has been recognised by Chambers USA as a leading lawyer in litigation: white-collar crime and government investigations. 

Roberto served as an articles editor for the Cornell Law Review and as a law clerk to the Honorable Joseph L Tauro, United States District Judge in Boston, Massachusetts.

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