Evan Werbel

Special Counsel

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Washington

P: +1.202.639.1323 F: +1.202.585.4077
Antitrust matters

In re Optical Disk Drive Antitrust Litigation: Represent PLDS and related entities in all aspects of DOJ criminal matter including internal investigation, DOJ response, and coordination with European and other international counsel. Represent PLDS and related entities in class actions arising from this investigation.
Criminal Bid-Rigging Investigation: Represented Fortune 500 Company in non-public government investigation of bid-rigging on government contracts. No prosecution sought against client.
Corporate Vice President: Represented corporate executive in criminal investigation of international cartel.
Government Contract Fraud Investigations

Defended government contractors in various industries in matters related to government contract fraud. Negotiated favorable criminal resolutions, where appropriate. Defended and litigated civil False Claims Act cases arising from criminal investigations and/or qui tam actions brought by whistleblowers. Negotiated Administrative Settlement Agreements with the Department of Defense to avoid potential debarment.
Audit Committee Internal Investigations

Conducted investigations on behalf of various audit committees related to alleged accounting fraud and other improprieties. Prepared and presented findings of investigations to audit committees, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and other government entities. Implemented ethics and compliance programs and participated in employee training.
Other Government Investigations

Represented numerous corporations during government investigations involving accounting fraud, Customs violations, and abuse of various government programs.
Other Individual Representations

Attorney accused of money laundering after he investigated and provided a legal opinion to another attorney that the funds used by a criminal defendant to pay that attorney for legal services were not tainted
Assistant General Counsel and an International Sales Manager in investigations regarding the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
Lawyer in a Congressional inquiry, grand jury investigation, and related civil proceedings regarding tax shelters
Executive Vice Presidents in Securities and Exchange Commission and Department of Justice investigations of potential accounting fraud
Cabinet Secretary during Independent Counsel investigation and Senate confirmation process
Defendant in criminal appeal in a racketeering and wire fraud matter, including drafting appellate briefs and arguing motions in U.S. District Court