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Global Investigations Review and WWL Recognize Covington’s White Collar Practice

March 7, 2018

WASHINGTONGlobal Investigations Review and Who’s Who Legal: Investigations have recognized Covington’s White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice Group in its 2018 report. The publication named Covington partners Tammy Albarrán and Steven Fagell to the inaugural Future Leaders issue, a ranking of “the most eminent lawyers in the field under 45,” and recognized Lanny Breuer, Eric Carlson, and Eric Holder among the “leading lawyers worldwide in the field of investigations.”

Resident in the firm’s San Francisco office, Ms. Albarrán advises public and private companies, financial services firms, and their officers and directors on important and complex regulatory investigations and SEC enforcement actions, securities litigation, internal investigations, and anti-corruption matters. Her recent work includes conducting internal investigations and advising companies on legal risks associated with the workplace environment. Ms. Albarrán also leads the Anti-Corruption Practice Group’s Latin America practice. WWL praised Ms. Albarrán’s internal investigations expertise and described her as a “a top-notch lawyer with a strong and growing profile.”

Mr. Fagell serves as co-chair of Covington’s White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice Group. Drawing on his previous experience in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Criminal Division, Mr. Fagell represents individuals and institutions facing high-stakes civil and criminal enforcement matters. He has particular expertise handling FCPA and criminal export controls matters, as well as cases involving complex accounting fraud. WWL noted that Mr. Fagell has an “eminent name for both corporations and individuals on matters of high-stakes civil and criminal enforcement” and described him as “a great lawyer with a really sharp mind.” The publication also named Mr. Fagell the “Most Highly Regarded” investigations practitioner under 45 in the United States.

Lanny Breuer is Vice Chair of Covington and one of the leading trial and white collar defense lawyers in the United States. He specializes in helping clients navigate financial fraud investigations, anti-corruption matters, money laundering investigations, securities enforcement actions, cybercrime incidents, Congressional investigations, and other criminal and civil matters presenting complex regulatory, political, and public relations risks. From 2009-2013, Mr. Breuer served as Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division at the U.S. Department of Justice. WWL described Mr. Breuer as “a real powerhouse” in the investigations space, and named him as an investigations “Thought Leader.”

Resident in the firm’s Shanghai office, Eric Carlson advises clients operating in China and other jurisdictions in Asia on a range of anti-corruption laws, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), as noted by WWL. He has deep experience leading highly sensitive anti-corruption/FCPA investigations in China and other jurisdictions in Asia, including investigations presenting complex legal, political, and reputational risks. Mr. Carlson also counsels clients on the corruption risks of proposed transactions, conducts anti-corruption due diligence as part of mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures, assists companies in updating and strengthening their internal anti-corruption compliance programs and tailoring them to the unique features of Asian markets, and developing and presenting tailored compliance training in Chinese and English.

Eric Holder, the 82nd Attorney General of the United States, advises clients on complex investigations and litigation matters, including those that are international in scope and involve significant regulatory enforcement issues and substantial reputational concerns. As the third longest serving Attorney General in U.S. history and the first African American to hold that office, Mr. Holder is an internationally recognized leader across a broad range of regulatory enforcement, criminal justice, and national security issues. The publication noted that Mr. Holder is a “widely recognized figure throughout the U.S. legal market where he boasts a strong reputation for his work on complex investigations and related litigation.”

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