About the authors

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Tom Epps
+44 (0) 20 7556 4382
tepps@cooley.com
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Tom is recognised in the UK and internationally as a leading white collar crime lawyer specialising in business crime and regulatory investigations. He has been involved in many of the UK’s largest and most complex fraud investigations and prosecutions over the last 20 years. Tom has substantial experience representing those facing investigations brought by all the major UK enforcement agencies, particularly with international investigations. He frequently advises companies and senior individuals facing sensitive investigations and regulatory issues and is often called on to assist suspects, whistleblowers and witnesses in fraud and corruption cases.

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Andrew D. Goldstein
+1 202 842 7805
agoldstein@cooley.com
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Andrew is a highly-acclaimed former federal prosecutor who served in some of the country’s most important law enforcement offices. Before joining Cooley, Andrew was one of the top deputies to Robert Mueller III working on the Special Counsel investigation at the US Department of Justice. Andrew also served as chief of the public corruption unit at the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. Andrew leads complex and sensitive internal investigations, defends companies and individuals in high-stakes litigation, and has successfully tried numerous significant white collar and regulatory matters.

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Sascha Grimm
+44 (0) 20 7556 4165
sgrimm@cooley.com
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Sascha is a partner in Cooley’s commercial litigation department. Her experience spans civil litigation, regulatory investigations, as well as IP/brand protection matters and disputes arising out of product liability issues. She has particular experience in working on large-scale projects for clients in crisis management matters where there is a significant threat to the fundamental enterprise or reputation of the client.

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Daniel Grooms
+1 202 776 2042
dgrooms@cooley.com
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Danny is a veteran federal prosecutor with 15+ years of bench and first-chair trial experience, having served in leadership at virtually every level of the US Department of Justice – most recently as chief of the criminal division at the US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. He has strategic insight and deep experience in national security and international law, including cybercrime, sanctions and export enforcement, the Espionage Act and the Foreign Agents Registration Act, as well as corporate and international anti-corruption enforcement, including FCPA, the Bank Secrecy Act, money laundering, opioid pharmaceutical diversion, RICO and multi-jurisdictional investigations.

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Kathleen R. Hartnett
+1 415 693 2071
khartnett@cooley.com
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Kathleen is an experienced trial and appellate lawyer who represents plaintiffs and defendants in high-stakes civil litigation, investigates business-sensitive matters and provides strategic counseling. Her practice spans commercial, regulatory and constitutional matters, including serving as counsel to leading global technology companies in commercial and class action litigation. She has also counseled, investigated and litigated founder disputes and employment issues. Kathleen has worked closely with industry and government leaders facing complex challenges involving litigation, policy and politics. In all representations, Kathleen brings a deep concern for the client and the client’s objectives – and the tireless effort needed to achieve those objectives.

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John H. Hemann
+1 415 693 2038
jhemann@cooley.com
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John is a prominent trial lawyer with more than 25 years of experience overseeing high-profile white collar, criminal, anti-corruption, FCPA, national security, trade secret, cybersecurity and antitrust cases and prosecutions in the public and private sectors. Most recently, John served as chief of the special prosecutions and national security unit and deputy chief of the criminal division at the US Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California. John has tried more than 30 cases, served on the high-profile Enron task force and has handled SEC, DOJ and FCPA investigations, insider trading cases, securities litigation and antitrust matters.

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Marie Kavanagh
+44 (0) 20 7556 4284
mkavanagh@cooley.com
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Marie advises companies and senior individuals facing criminal and regulatory investigations carried out by all the leading UK authorities including the Serious Fraud Office, the Financial Conduct Authority and others. She advises suspects and witnesses in cases involving allegations of complex fraud, bribery and corruption, money laundering and other types of misconduct, often with a cross-border element. Marie has advised clients in relation to high-profile SFO investigations including its investigations into Euribor; Barclays/Qatar; Rolls Royce Plc; Tesco Plc; ENRC Ltd; Serco; Sweett Group Plc; Libor; and FX.

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Oliver McGlashan
+44 (0) 20 7556 4222
omcglashan@cooley.com
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Oliver is an associate in the commercial litigation group. He advises on a wide range of commercial disputes spanning several industry sectors and has particular experience in acting for life sciences companies. He also regularly advises on pro bono matters. During his period of recognised training with the firm, Oliver gained experience working across the equity capital markets and corporate teams.

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Michael McMahon
+1 617 937 2359
mmcmahon@cooley.com
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Michael has extensive experience leading complex commercial matters and internal investigations. He regularly represents companies and individuals facing investigations from federal and state government entities such as the DOJ, SEC and state AG Offices. Michael has acted as lead trial counsel on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants in complex commercial matters involving claims of fraud, trade secret misappropriation, misuse of confidential information, breach of contract and in numerous post-acquisition disputes in M&A matters. Michael has also led dozens of investigations of home health agencies, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities and other federal government contractors.

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Caitlin B. Munley
+1 202 776 2557
cmunley@cooley.com
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Caitlin concentrates her practice in complex civil litigation and securities litigation and enforcement. She has experience representing individuals and corporations in state and federal trial and appellate litigation and civil and criminal enforcement matters. She has worked on matters involving class actions and investigations regarding violations of the securities laws, shareholder derivative actions, financial litigation relating to investment funds, the Federal Corrupt Practices Act, the False Claims Act, contract disputes, product liability and consumer class actions. She has also counseled clients in trial and appellate strategy, taken expert depositions and has extensive brief writing and motions practice experience.

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Elizabeth Prelogar
+1 202 776 2076
eprelogar@cooley.com
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Elizabeth is an acclaimed appellate litigator who has argued seven Supreme Court cases, briefed more than 75 cases at the merits and certiorari stage and handled numerous appeals in federal and state courts around the nation. Elizabeth’s practice covers a wide range of civil and criminal matters, including high-stakes constitutional, white collar and regulatory issues, and her experience spans many areas of law, including privacy, new technologies, intellectual property, class actions, tax, environmental, administrative, takings claims, government torts, criminal procedure and civil rights. Most recently, Elizabeth served as an assistant to the solicitor general at the US Department of Justice.

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Vince Sampson
+1 202 728 7140
vsampson@cooley.com
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Vince focuses on helping clients predict, navigate and understand the increasingly complex involvement of federal agencies and Congress in the regulation of the education, technology, financial services, life sciences and communications industries. Vince regularly guides clients through the legislative and regulatory processes, advising them on potential risks and developing strategies focused on informing business decisions. These strategies include building coalitions, drafting letters to policymakers and creating other informative materials. In addition, he provides insight and advice on responding to congressional inquiries and investigations from the point of initial outreach to potential hearings and testimony.

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William Schwartz
+1 212 479 6290
wschwartz@cooley.com
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Bill is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and serves as chair of the firm’s white collar defense and investigations group. Bill has represented numerous corporations and individuals before regulatory agencies and in state and federal grand jury investigations and at trial. He has conducted numerous internal investigations for corporations and audit committees and handled virtually every kind of complex commercial dispute, in state and federal courts as well as before domestic and international arbitration panels, for clients ranging from privately-held corporations to international finance firms and large domestic and foreign public companies and conglomerates.