Evan Werbel focuses his practice on the representation of corporations and individuals in matters related to criminal and civil antitrust, white collar criminal defense and civil fraud.
Mr. Werbel has counseled both United States and foreign companies in antitrust grand jury investigations alleging price-fixing and bid-rigging. He has persuaded the Antitrust Division not to pursue indictments against his clients, has counseled clients through the leniency application process and has negotiated favorable resolutions for other clients. Mr. Werbel has also been involved in the representation of individuals accused of antitrust violations. Finally, Mr. Werbel has represented clients in class action litigation stemming from government antitrust investigations.
Mr. Werbel also has represented clients in numerous white collar matters including securities fraud, government procurement fraud, customs fraud, and government subsidy fraud. These matters involved various government entities including the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Fraud Section of the Department of Justice, and various U.S. Attorneys’ Offices around the country. In addition, Mr. Werbel has conducted several internal investigations on behalf of corporations and audit committees regarding allegations of accounting fraud and other alleged improprieties. He also has managed complex civil litigations, including matters related to the False Claims Act.
Mr. Werbel’s representations of individuals have included matters related to securities fraud, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, campaign finance abuse, racketeering, money laundering, obstruction of justice, wire and mail fraud and other alleged fraud. These matters involved representing individuals at government interviews, grand jury appearances, depositions, plea negotiations and trials.