Wiggin and Dana Receives Litigation Department of the Year Award for White Collar and Government Compliance Practice

May 28, 2015

New Haven – Wiggin and Dana is pleased to announce that it has received the Connecticut Law Tribune's 2015 Litigation Department of the Year Award for its White Collar and Government Compliance practice group. It is the second straight year that the firm's White Collar practice has received this recognition.

"Our White Collar practice is comprised of a dynamic group of former prosecutors and seasoned litigators with a wealth of experience litigating complex and high-stakes cases on behalf of public and privately held entities," comments Joseph Martini, Chair of the firm's White Collar Defense, Investigations and Corporate Compliance Practice Group. "We are happy to be recognized for the successful work we have done for our clients in the past year."

In announcing the award, the Connecticut Law Tribune touted the firm's breadth of litigation experience and its ability to defend clients from a variety of industries, including investment firms, defense contractors, health care providers, accounting firms and tech firms. The publication also lauded the group's experience conducting internal investigations. In 2014 alone, Wiggin and Dana's Compliance practice group conducted more than 100 internal investigations.

The firm also continued to represent numerous individuals from a major global financial institution in connection with government investigations and civil litigation relating to the institution's securitization and issuance of residential mortgage-backed securities. In addition, the White Collar team recently represented a client charged by the U.S. Attorney's Office and the SEC with conspiracy and multiple counts of wire and securities fraud. The matter was resolved favorably for the client.

In recognition of its success in the past year, Wiggin and Dana was presented with this award at a formal ceremony on May 21, 2015, at The Bond Ballroom in Hartford, Connecticut.

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