Corporate Defense and Disputes

Important developments in U.S. securities law, white collar criminal defense, regulatory enforcement and other emerging issues impacting financial services institutions, publicly traded companies and private investment funds

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Seth Fier

Seth D. Fier is an associate in the Litigation Department. Seth is an experienced litigator with a diverse practice in multiple areas of law. He regularly represents clients in white collar defense, internal and regulatory investigations, securities and shareholder derivative litigation, sports-related matters, and general commercial disputes. He is often called upon to assist clients in matters involving complex accounting and financial reporting issues that arise in both the criminal and civil context.

Among the substantive areas in which Seth has represented corporate and individual clients are matters alleging accountant and auditor liability, bank fraud, tax evasion, securities fraud, mail and wire fraud, embezzlement, money laundering, obstruction of justice, violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, mortgage fraud, insider trading, grand larceny, and antitrust allegations of bid rigging and price fixing. In these matters, Seth draws upon his prior experience as a CPA in the audit practice at a Big Six public accounting firm and as a financial analyst at a venture capital affiliate of Credit Suisse Group.

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New DOJ Policy on Asset Forfeiture in Structuring Offenses

In an effort to lessen the risk that businesses and individuals performing legitimate financial transactions will have funds frozen through a prosecutor’s use of forfeiture laws, on March 31, Attorney General Eric Holder issued new guidance concerning asset forfeiture in structuring offenses.  The new policy restricts the use by prosecutors of civil or criminal asset forfeiture … Continue Reading