Sean Berkowitz

Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP

Sean Berkowitz

Sean Berkowitz

Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP

Biography

Sean Berkowitz is global Chair of the firm's Litigation Department and a trial lawyer who focuses on complex litigation and regulatory investigations. In addition, he has extensive experience in developing creative strategies to solve the issues that confront today’s corporations and executives. He has an established record of successfully resolving cases at trial and via dispositive motions in a wide variety of subject areas, including securities fraud, antitrust and unfair competition.

In addition to his trial work, Mr. Berkowitz also represents multinational companies, boards of directors and individuals involved in criminal or regulatory investigations throughout the world, with an emphasis on international commercial compliance with US laws, securities fraud and whistleblower allegations.

Mr. Berkowitz is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and has received numerous awards and accolades, including:



Selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2016 for Criminal Defense: White Collar



“Litigation Star” among White Collar Crime attorneys in Illinois, Benchmark Litigation legal guide 2010-2015



Acknowledged by peers as "as good as they come," Chambers USA 2015


Band 1 Ranking - White Collar Crime & Government Investigations, Chambers USA 2015


Leading lawyer for General Commercial Litigation, Chambers USA 2011-2015



Attorney General Award for Exceptional Service - highest award given to a Department of Justice employee


Multiple special achievement awards from the Department of Justice

Prior to joining Latham & Watkins, Mr. Berkowitz served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Department of Justice and served as director of the special task force created to investigate the Enron corporate scandal. He also served as lead prosecutor in the criminal case against Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling. Before joining the Enron Task Force, Mr. Berkowitz served as an Assistant United States Attorney and later as Deputy Chief of the General Crimes Section for the United States Attorney's office in the Northern District of Illinois.

Mr. Berkowitz's experience includes representation of:

Manouch Moshayedi, the former Chairman and CEO of sTec, Inc., in one of the largest insider trading actions brought by the SEC, where the jury returned a complete defense verdict
Registered investment advisor and publicly traded company in a Securities and Exchange Commission investigation
Numerous public companies and individual officers in regulatory investigations and actions brought by the SEC
Pharmaceutical company in a successful multi-week antitrust trial against the Federal Trade Commission
Fortune 100 company and individually named officers in federal securities fraud and insider trading class action, where the court granted summary judgment in favor of our clients a month before trial
Numerous public companies in securities fraud class actions throughout the country
Numerous public companies and individual officers in regulatory investigations and actions brought by the SEC
Public and private companies in internal investigations across multiple jurisdictions in connection with cross-border business activities involving potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”)

Overview
RelSci Relationships

5039

Number of Boards

2

Contact Data
Trying to get in touch with Sean Berkowitz? Subscribe today to access their professional contact information and receive a one time promotion of free Contact Data credits!
Relationships
RelSci Relationships are individuals Sean Berkowitz likely has professional access to. A relationship does not necessarily indicate a personal connection.

Founder at A Better Chicago

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Assistant Secretary at Chicago Area Project

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Chair, Litigation & Trial Department at Latham & Watkins LLP

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Vice Chair at Latham & Watkins LLP

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Contributing Editor at Vanity Fair Magazine

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Partner at Jones Day

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Office Managing Partner, San Francisco at Latham & Watkins LLP

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Office Managing Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Deputy Office Managing Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Deputy General Counsel at Latham & Watkins LLP

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Paths to Sean Berkowitz
Potential Connections via
Relationship Science
You
Sean Berkowitz
Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP
Family Members
Spouse
Contributing Editor at Vanity Fair Magazine

Vanity Fair is a magazine of popular culture, fashion, and current affairs published by Condé Nast in the United States.

Memberships
Fellow
Current

American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL) is a professional association of trial lawyers from the United States and Canada. Founded in 1950, the College is dedicated to maintaining and improving the standards of trial practice, the administration of justice and the ethics of the profession. Through its Board of Regents, its general committees and its state and province committees, the College engages in a wide variety of activities to further those purposes. The College also awards the Medal for Excellence in Advocacy on a yearly basis.

Career History
Partner
Current

Latham & Watkins LLP is a full-service law firm. The firm offers services in the areas of finance, litigation, tax, banking, life sciences, private equity, real estate, government relations, employment law, and outsourcing. The firm practices in a spectrum of transactional, litigation, corporate, and regulatory areas. Latham & Watkins was established in 1934 and is based in New York, New York.

Director, Special Task Force
Prior

The Department of Justice enforces the law and defends the interests of the United States according to the law; ensures public safety against threats foreign and domestic; provides federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; seeks just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and ensures fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
Current

A Better Chicago enables people and companies who are passionate about their community to invest in a group of extraordinary nonprofits that are creating opportunity for their region’s low-income population. Led by their board, staff and partners, A Better Chicago is a collection of talented professionals, advocates and leaders who are committed to building a better Chicago for everyone.

Member, Board of Directors
Current

To work toward the prevention and eradication of juvenile delinquency through the development and support of adulated, local community self-help efforts in communities.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

Learn how non-profit organizations benefit from RelSci
$1,800 - $4,999
2017

American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL) is a professional association of trial lawyers from the United States and Canada. Founded in 1950, the College is dedicated to maintaining and improving the standards of trial practice, the administration of justice and the ethics of the profession. Through its Board of Regents, its general committees and its state and province committees, the College engages in a wide variety of activities to further those purposes. The College also awards the Medal for Excellence in Advocacy on a yearly basis.

Political Donations
$500
2008

Former President of United States

$500
2007

Former President of United States

Transactions
Details Hidden

Koch Industries, Inc. purchases Molex LLC

Other Affiliations
This web site is not endorsed by, directly affiliated with, maintained, authorized, or sponsored by Sean Berkowitz. The use of any trade name or trademark is for identification and reference purposes only and does not imply any association with the trademark holder. The Presence of Sean Berkowitz's profile does not indicate a business or promotional relationship of any kind between RelSci and Sean Berkowitz.