Lawrence S. Spiegel
Partner and General Counsel
Government Enforcement and White Collar Crime
Lawrence S. Spiegel has more than two decades of experience advising individuals and corporations in complex criminal and civil matters. He has represented corporations, their directors, officers and employees in cases involving allegations of mail and wire fraud, securities fraud, tax fraud, government program and procurement fraud, bank fraud, consumer fraud and money laundering. He represents clients in connection with federal and state grand jury investigations, in inquiries by regulatory agencies, including the Securities and Exchange Commission, and at trial. He has successfully defended many clients in high-profile criminal investigations and indictments and on appeal. Mr. Spiegel has particular experience advising clients in the context of concurrent criminal proceedings and civil litigation. In addition, he has led many corporate internal investigations, 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.
Mr. Spiegel serves as the firm’s general counsel and co-chairs the firm’s Ethics Committee. He is also a member of the firm’s Client Engagement and Risk Committees and participates on the firm’s Policy Committee (ex officio).
Mr. Spiegel repeatedly has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America and is recognized in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and The Legal 500 U.S. He frequently lectures and writes about developments in criminal law and in legal ethics. Mr. Spiegel is an adjunct professor and guest lecturer in law schools. In 2009, he received the Burton Award for Legal Achievement, which recognizes excellence in legal scholarship.
Mr. Spiegel is active in various bar association committees, including the Committee on Standards of Attorney Conduct. He serves as a member of the Departmental Disciplinary Committee for the First Judicial Department. Mr. Spiegel is also 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