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WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

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WWL Ranking: Recommended

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Roberto Finzi is a business crime specialist with a concentration on regulatory investigations, international investigations and enforcement proceedings.

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 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.

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 is recognised by The Legal 500 in the litigation: corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defence category. In 2014, Roberto was named a "future star" by Benchmark Litigation.

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 business crime specialist with a concentration on regulatory investigations, international investigations and enforcement proceedings.

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 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.

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 is recognised by The Legal 500 in the litigation: corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defence category. In 2014, Roberto was named a "future star" by Benchmark Litigation.

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.

Investigations

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Roberto Finzi is a "great lawyer" and a longstanding figure in the market with wide-ranging experience in corporate disputes and corresponding white-collar crime investigations.

Biography

Roberto Finzi, a former federal prosecutor, partner in the litigation department and co-chair of the firm’s white-collar and regulatory defence practice, focuses on white-collar criminal matters, regulatory investigations and enforcement proceedings, and internal investigations. Since his return from government service in 2006, he has represented individuals and organisations in many recent law enforcement initiatives, including prosecutions and investigations involving stock options backdating, violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), insider trading, accounting fraud, healthcare fraud and criminal antitrust. His practice includes representing clients in all aspects of government inquiries, from the investigation stage through trial. His practice also includes regular counselling of public companies and general counsels on all areas of criminal and regulatory investigations and enforcement proceedings.

His experience includes: the representation of an international financial institution in connection with a global multi-jurisdictional criminal and regulatory investigation; the representation of an investment adviser in connection with criminal insider-trading charges in the Southern District of New York; 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; the representation of members of an audit committee of a public company in connection with an SEC options-backdating investigation; the representation of a CEO in connection with a grand jury investigation of a pharmaceutical company; the representation of an executive in connection with a DOJ criminal antitrust investigation; the representation of an individual in connection with a DOJ FCPA investigation; and the pro bono trial defence of an indigent man wrongly accused of murder.

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