For more than 25 years, Lawrence Spiegel has represented corporations, their directors, officers and employees in cases involving the most serious and complex criminal and civil claims.
Mr. Spiegel has represented clients in both federal and state courts, and in connection with investigations by the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and various state attorneys general’s offices, as well as district attorneys’ offices. He has successfully defended many clients in high-profile criminal investigations and indictments, in civil litigations and on appeal.
In addition, he has led many corporate internal investigations, including in cross-border contexts, and has advised boards of directors and management of public and private companies on compliance issues and programs, including those related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), anti-money laundering and securities regulations.
Mr. Spiegel maintains his active practice while serving as the firm’s general counsel and chairing the firm’s Ethics Committee. He is also a member of the firm’s Client Engagement Committee and Risk Committee and serves on the firm’s Policy Committee (ex officio). Examples of Mr. Spiegel’s current and past litigation engagements include:
- entities and individuals in investigations related to the award of the FIFA World Cup;
- Gerdau S.A., the Brazilian steel producer, in an FCPA internal review and related litigation;
- a large Brazilian construction company with international operations in an FCPA-related internal review and in cooperation with the DOJ;
- the former chairman of Chilean-based Consorcio Financiero SA in resolving an insider trading investigation by the SEC;
- the former CFO of Bristol-Myers Squibb in obtaining the dismissal of all criminal charges through a deferred prosecution agreement;
- various financial institutions in internal investigations, regulatory inquiries and due diligence exercises;
- senior executives of Bank Leumi Le-Israel B.M. in a DOJ and SEC investigation regarding the bank’s activities with respect to tax treatment for U.S. taxpayers; and
Mr. Spiegel is active in various bar association committees, including the New York City Bar Association Committee on Standards of Attorney Conduct. He serves as a member of the Departmental Disciplinary Committee for the First Judicial Department. Mr. Spiegel also is on the boards of trustees for several charitable and legal organizations, including the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.
- J.D., Columbia University School of Law, 1991
- B.A., Hamilton College, 1987
- New York
- New Jersey
- U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second and Third Circuits
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