Mr. Abernethy represents clients in white collar criminal and regulatory investigations, internal investigations, and complex commercial litigation. He is a recognized authority on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and regularly advises global companies on FCPA matters. Additionally, he represents companies and individuals in sensitive investigations and prosecutions involving securities fraud, wire and mail fraud, antitrust, commodities fraud, and other white collar matters. He has extensive experience with various U.S. Attorney's Offices, the Department of Justice, the SEC, the CFTC, and the Manhattan D.A.'s Office. Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Abernethy served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York, where he was a lead prosecutor on FCPA, money laundering, and financial fraud cases, and practiced at Fulbright & Jaworski. Mr. Abernethy is a frequent lecturer and has written articles for the New York Law Journal, the ABA Securities Litigation Journal, and other publications. He has been named one of New York's Super Lawyers for Criminal Defense: White Collar since 2010. He is recognized for his work in White Collar Crime and Government Investigations in the 2013 edition of Chambers USA.
Consider the following:
Comfort Level - Are you comfortable telling the lawyer personal information? Does the lawyer seem interested in solving your problem?
Credentials - How long has the lawyer been in practice? Has the lawyer worked on other cases similar to yours?
Cost - How are the lawyer's fees structured - hourly or flat fee? Can the lawyer estimate the cost of your case?
City - Is the lawyer's office conveniently located?
Here are a few to get you started: