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Steve Spiegelhalter

Steve Spiegelhalter

Alvarez & Marsal655 15th Street, NWSuite 600WashingtonDistrict of ColumbiaUSA20005

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WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Steve Spiegelhalter is “an incredibly active” practitioner who earns praise for his understanding of the investigation process.

Biography

Steve Spiegelhalter is a managing director with Alvarez & Marsal disputes and investigations practice in Washington, DC and is the North America investigations practice leader. He brings 20 years of investigative experience and has investigated business conduct in over 50 countries. 

Mr Spiegelhalter specialises in investigating alleged political corruption, money laundering, bank and wire fraud, false claims, and other alleged criminal activity. Mr Spiegelhalter also counsels clients on their compliance programs, including companies under external monitorship and self-reporting requirements.

Mr Spiegelhalter’s notable background includes his time as a federal prosecutor with the United States Department of Justice’s criminal division, fraud section, foreign corrupt practices act (FCPA) unit, as an assistant United States attorney, as in-house counsel and compliance officer at a Fortune 40 technology company, and in private law practice at a multinational law firm. 

As a federal prosecutor, Mr Spiegelhalter trained domestic and foreign law enforcement and prosecutors. He was the lead prosecutor in a number of high-profile cases, including the prosecution of a managing director of a global investment bank for violating the bank’s internal controls to bribe a Chinese official. This case announced DOJ’s standard for winning declination despite executive conduct. He was also the first federal prosecutor to use a court-ordered wiretap during an FCPA investigation. As a consultant, he has led forensic investigations into numerous matters under DOJ and SEC investigation, as well as matters under investigation by several foreign governments.

Mr Spiegelhalter earned a law degree from Georgetown University and a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Brigham Young University. He is a member of the American Bar Association, International Bar Association, National Association of Assistant United States Attorneys and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Mr Spiegelhalter regularly speaks and publishes articles on issues involving investigations and compliance.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Steve Spiegelhalter comes strongly recommended, with sources pointing to his background as a prosecutor as particularly valuable. “I would definitely work with him again,” says one peer.

Biography

Steve Spiegelhalter is a managing director with Alvarez & Marsal disputes and investigations practice in Washington, DC and is the North America investigations practice leader. He brings 20 years of investigative experience and has investigated business conduct in over 50 countries. 

Mr Spiegelhalter specialises in investigating alleged political corruption, money laundering, bank and wire fraud, false claims, and other alleged criminal activity. Mr Spiegelhalter also counsels clients on their compliance programs, including companies under external monitorship and self-reporting requirements.

Mr Spiegelhalter’s notable background includes his time as a federal prosecutor with the United States Department of Justice’s criminal division, fraud section, foreign corrupt practices act (FCPA) unit, as an assistant United States attorney, as in-house counsel and compliance officer at a Fortune 40 technology company, and in private law practice at a multinational law firm. 

As a federal prosecutor, Mr Spiegelhalter trained domestic and foreign law enforcement and prosecutors. He was the lead prosecutor in a number of high-profile cases, including the prosecution of a managing director of a global investment bank for violating the bank’s internal controls to bribe a Chinese official. This case announced DOJ’s standard for winning declination despite executive conduct. He was also the first federal prosecutor to use a court-ordered wiretap during an FCPA investigation. As a consultant, he has led forensic investigations into numerous matters under DOJ and SEC investigation, as well as matters under investigation by several foreign governments.

Mr Spiegelhalter earned a law degree from Georgetown University and a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Brigham Young University. He is a member of the American Bar Association, International Bar Association, National Association of Assistant United States Attorneys and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Mr Spiegelhalter regularly speaks and publishes articles on issues involving investigations and compliance.

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