Caroline Ferris White represents corporations, financial institutions and individuals at all stages of SEC and DOJ investigations and civil and criminal enforcement matters. Her recent representations have involved allegations regarding the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the Bank Secrecy Act, and mail and wire fraud.
Ms. White has advised on investigations alleging impropriety in connection with commodities futures trading, mortgage bond trading and complex accounting practices. She was a key member of the team that successfully opposed a motion by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to impose civil penalties of over $400 million on a major financial institution in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California. Ms. White also counsels clients on improvements to their compliance policies and procedures.
She maintains an active pro bono practice, including defending at trial a client charged with wire fraud, presenting fictitious obligations and impersonating a federal official in the Southern District of New York. Ms. White also drafted a winning motion for compassionate release in light of the COVID-19 pandemic on behalf of a client serving life in prison. She regularly participates in Criminal Justice Act representations of indigent clients in federal court and has partnered with the Innocence Project in efforts to exonerate those wrongfully convicted of crimes.