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Updated 1/30/2014
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Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

101 Constitution Avenue, NW
Suite 900
Washington, DC 20001

Phone: (202) 545-2922
Fax: (202) 712-2860
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Lawyer Overview

Solomon L. Wisenberg is a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP where he leads the firm's white collar practice. He has more than two decades of experience as lead counsel in complex federal white collar crime investigations and jury trials. His practice is primarily devoted to representing individuals and businesses exposed to federal criminal and regulatory inquiries or charged with federal crimes.

Mr. Wisenberg's government career included serving as Deputy Independent Counsel, the number two position in the Whitewater/Lewinsky Investigation, and he was selected by Judge Kenneth Starr to conduct grand jury questioning of President Bill Clinton.

Mr. Wisenberg is the author of White Collar Crime: Securities Fraud (2010), published by West/Thomson Reuters.

Since entering private practice in 1999, Mr. Wisenberg has represented clients under investigation for public corruption (Hobbs Act), bribery, fraud (securities, bank, mail, tax, health care, FDA), Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations, false statements to government officials, arms export control act violations, theft of federal property, and insider trading. He has also conducted internal investigations and insurance coverage fraud inquiries for corporations and nonprofits.

Prior to his service with the Office of Independent Counsel, Mr. Wisenberg was chief of the Financial Institution and Health Care Fraud Unit in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Texas. He directed approximately 75 to 100 criminal investigations during his tenure as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Texas and North Carolina.

Frequently asked to comment on federal white collar criminal defense issues, Mr. Wisenberg has been a repeat guest on Wall Street Journal Live and CNBC. He has also appeared on The Today Show, National Public Radio, ABC's World News Tonight, ABC's Nightline, CNN, and Fox News. Mr. Wisenberg's articles, op-eds, and reviews have been published in the Washington Post, the National Law Journal, Corporate Counsel, the Wilson Quarterly and other journals. He is the Contributing Editor of the White Collar Crime Prof Blog.

Areas of Practice

  • White Collar Criminal Defense
  • Securities and Exchange Enforcement
  • Federal Corrupt Practices Act Defense
  • Litigation

Representative Cases

  • U.S. v. CTI, Inc.
  • U.S. v. RMI Services International
  • U.S. v. Flores

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1980
  • Illinois, 1981
  • District of Columbia, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan

Honors and Awards

  • Director's Award, Executive Office of United States Attorneys
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated
  • Listed in The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers

Classes and Seminars

  • Instructor, U.S. Department of Justice, Trial Advocacy Institute
  • Guest Speaker, White Collar Fraud, LBJ School of Public Affairs
  • Prosecutorial Ethics, Georgetown University School of Law

Past Employment Positions

  • Office of Independent Counsel - Whitewater Investigation, Deputy Independent Counsel
  • United States Attorney's Office, Western District of Texas, Chief, Financial Institution and Health Care Fraud Unit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Hon. J. Daniel Mahoney, Law Clerk
  • Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, Hon. Tom G. Davis, Law Clerk
  • Ross, Dixon & Bell, Partner
  • Wisenberg & Wisenberg PLLC, Founder


  • The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas, 1980
  • Washington University, St Louis, Missouri, 1976

Published Works

  • Queen For A Day: The Dangerous Game of Proffers, Proffer Agreements and Proffer Letters
Office Information


101 Constitution Avenue, NW
Suite 900
Washington, DC 20001


(202) 545-2922


(202) 712-2860


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