Stuart Altman is a partner at Hogan Lovells US LLP. His practice includes white collar criminal investigations and defense, including the representation of clients before various courts and regulatory agencies, conducting internal investigations, compliance and corporate governance matters and complex civil litigation.
Stuart has extensive experience representing business entities and individuals in criminal investigations and prosecutions, both as targets and witnesses. He has conducted numerous internal investigations for companies facing potential criminal and civil liability, and has advised clients on how to minimize the risk of such liability. Stuart has represented a variety of public companies, financial institutions and individuals in investigations and proceedings before the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), other agencies, and self-regulating organizations. He has represented and counseled companies and individuals in matters involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Stuart also has represented a major medical device manufacturer, several health care providers and a number of technology companies in connection with government investigations under the False Claims Act. He has also represented companies in investigations related to allegations of government contract fraud and abuse. He regularly counsels companies on the adoption and operation of their compliance programs.
Stuart is also widely experienced in litigation relating to corporate governance, including representing targets, acquirers, and financial institutions in friendly and hostile takeovers; representing both majority and minority positions in shareholder disputes; and defending public companies and their officers and directors in shareholder suits. He has represented private equity investors in a variety of litigation and arbitration matters.
Stuart has represented domestic and foreign companies in complex commercial litigation, both in the courts and under various arbitration systems. He has extensive experience in the federal courts and has conducted arbitrations in a variety of forums. He has also served as counsel in mediations under various rules.
Following law school, Stuart clerked for The Honorable Carol Bagley Amon in the Eastern District of New York. In addition to his work at two national law firms, he served as Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of New York where he prosecuted a variety of cases, including international narcotics and money laundering conspiracies, as well as cases involving government fraud and public corruption. At the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Stuart tried more than a dozen cases to jury verdict and argued numerous appeals.
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