Robb Adkins

Robb AdkinsRobb Adkins is a partner in the San Francisco office of Winston & Strawn. He focuses his practice on white collar and internal investigations, complex civil litigation, financial regulation, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) issues and securities litigation. He is a nationally recognized trial attorney with deep experience in complex white collar matters involving the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and across the federal and state enforcement agencies. Prior to joining Winston, Mr. Adkins served as the Executive Director of the DOJ’s Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force. As head of the Task Force, which was formed by the President and chaired by the U.S. Attorney General, Mr. Adkins was responsible for directing the largest coalition ever assembled to combat financial fraud. The Task Force serves as the focal point for interagency efforts nationwide, and Mr. Adkins worked with Financial Fraud Coordinators in every U.S. Attorney’s Office to confront an array of fraud, including corporate, securities and commodities fraud; antitrust violations; procurement fraud; False Claims Act violations; fraud within the mortgage and finance industry; TARP and ARRA fraud; oil and gas price fraud; and Dodd-Frank financial regulatory reform.

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