Thought Leadership 07.20.16
The Long Arm of the Law: Responding to the Expanding Extraterritorial Reach of the Department of Justice
Source: Inside the Minds: International White Collar Enforcement, 2016 edition
The name to note in San Francisco is Marc Axelbaum; his ‘superb industry knowledge,’ ‘diligence’ and ‘intelligence’ earn him particular praise from clients.
Marc Axelbaum, a Pillsbury Litigation partner, leads the firm’s Northern California Corporate Investigations & White Collar Defense practice.
Marc represents U.S. and international clients in criminal and civil cases and in corporate, SEC and regulatory investigations. He has represented clients from numerous industries, including energy (traditional and renewable), life sciences and health care, technology, banking, investment funds, real estate and construction. Marc also represents public officials. He is skilled at helping clients avoid charges and litigation in the first place, but also adept at defeating and resolving cases once brought.
Served as lead counsel for a former senior executive at a renewable energy company in high-profile fraud investigations by the Justice Department and federal regulators. No charges were ever brought.
Conducted an internal investigation into the valuation/risk ratings of a regional bank’s loan and real estate owned portfolios, and alleged misstatements by officers to the bank’s finance department and outside auditors.
Defended a real estate investment fund in three-judge arbitration arising from the client’s foreclosure on a substantial mezzanine loan. Defeated all claims and recovered attorneys’ fees and costs.
Represented plaintiffs asserting civil rights claims for excessive force and illegal searches and seizures committed by a constellation of government officials. Defeated summary judgment and defended ruling on appeal. Case settled on very favorable terms.
Recognized by The Legal 500 U.S. for White-Collar Criminal Defense (2014–2016) and by Super Lawyers (2013–2018).
Served as a law clerk to the (late) Hon. Peter K. Leisure, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, and the Hon. Marsha S. Berzon, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Appointed to the Criminal Justice Act trial panel by the judges of U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California to represent indigent defendants in federal criminal cases.
J.D., Columbia University School of Law, 1998
Articles Editor, Columbia Law Review; Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
A.B., Cornell University, 1993
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Northern, Eastern, Central and Southern Districts of California
U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
Honorable Marsha S. Berzon, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Honorable Peter K. Leisure, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York