Dechert (London)

Roger A. Burlingame

Dechert (London)
Lawyer (Partner)

Roger A. Burlingame focuses his practice on white collar criminal defense, internal investigations, regulatory enforcement matters and related civil litigation. A former high-ranking prosecutor for the U.S. Department of Justice and seasoned trial lawyer, Mr. Burlingame defends individual and corporate clients in the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) from cross-border U.S. government investigations and related civil litigation. He routinely serves as lead defense counsel in high-profile investigations relating to fraud, collusion, manipulation and abuse in the financial markets, Foreign Corrupt Practice Act (FCPA) violations, money laundering, asset forfeiture and tax evasion. Mr. Burlingame also advises companies in EMEA and elsewhere on corporate governance and compliance matters. Leveraging his knowledge on national security law, Mr. Burlingame also represents companies and individuals facing U.S. sanctions violations, import/export controls, as well as issues involving the International Emergency Economic Powers Act and the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States. Consistently recognized as a leading lawyer by EMEA-based clients facing U.S. government criminal and regulatory investigations, Mr. Burlingame is described by Chambers & Partners UK as "the go-to guy for any case with a US angle" and by The Legal 500 UK as “the go-to guy for European targets of high-profile US-facing investigations.” As a prosecutor, Mr. Burlingame served as Chief of the Public Integrity Section and Senior Trial Counsel in the Business and Securities Fraud Section at the U.S. Department of Justice (as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York). In these roles, he led and supervised scores of white-collar criminal matters, including bribery/FCPA investigations, securities, corporate, tax, healthcare and accounting frauds, and collusive market practices cases. Mr. Burlingame also led and oversaw mutual legal assistance treaty requests and extraditions. For his work at the Department of Justice, Mr. Burlingame won numerous awards, including the New York City Bar Association’s Henry L. Stimson Medal, presented annually to the top federal prosecutor in each of New York’s two U.S. Attorney’s Offices, the Federal Law Enforcement Foundation’s “Investigator of the Year” award and the Council of Inspectors General “Excellence in Investigation” award.Mr. Burlingame is an active contributor to the legal community, frequently speaking at conferences and authoring articles on defending clients from cross-border government investigations. His writing has appeared in publications such as The New York Law Journal; Global Investigations Review; Law 360; The European, Middle Eastern and African Investigations Review; Fraud Intelligence and Bloomberg BNA. For many years, Mr. Burlingame also taught a seminar in U.S. federal prosecution as an adjunct professor at New York University School of Law. Prior to joining Dechert, Mr. Burlingame was a partner at a well-known disputes and investigations firm.

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Karen Coppens, Timothy Bowden, Roger A. Burlingame, Laurent Martinet, Jacques Sivignon The French Parquet National Financier and the Anti-Corruption Agency publish procedural guidelines on the steps that need to be taken by companies that wish to enter into deferred prosecution agreements


Navigating French Internal Investigations and Self-Reporting - French Authorities Issue New Guidance* France is off to a strong start enforcing Sapin II, its December 2016 anti-corruption legislation. Since the enactment of the statute, the lead French investigating and prosecuting agencies, (...)

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