Jon Buck – Editor

Jon Buck, (Chicago) is a partner in the firm’s White Collar & Investigations practice.  Jon focuses his practice on regulatory enforcement defense, internal investigations, and complex commercial litigation. Jon represents companies and corporate officers in investigations and related civil and criminal litigation, including in cases involving SEC inquiries, insider trading, securities fraud and professional malpractice.  Jon currently serves as lead counsel to a Compliance Monitor of a large multinational corporation to oversee its governance reforms in connection with a deferred prosecution agreement and settlement with the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Jon has successfully won judgments for his clients in both jury and bench trials as well as international and domestic arbitrations.

Caryn Trombino – Editor

Caryn Trombino (Chicago) is a partner in the firm’s White Collar & Investigations practice, and has extensive experience conducting internal investigations, risk assessments and transactional due diligence relating to fraud and corruption. Caryn regularly represents corporations and individuals who are facing investigative actions brought by various federal enforcement authorities, such as the DOJ, SEC, CFTC, FTC and other financial market regulators. She also advises clients on the development and implementation of corporate compliance policies, procedures and related training programs—particularly those relating to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Caryn is licensed to practice in Washington, DC and in Illinois.

Our Contributors

Amy Chang is an associate with the firm’s Litigation practice and a member of the firm’s White Collar & Investigations group. Amy has represented clients in connection with investigations by various federal authorities, including the DOJ, SEC, FTC and FDA, in cases involving allegations of public corruption, securities fraud, and other federal violations.  She has also assisted clients with internal investigations and compliance issues, including compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other anti-corruption laws.

Barak Cohen is a senior counsel in the firm’s White Collar & Investigations practice.  He represents companies and individuals in complex litigation, as well as white-collar criminal and regulatory matters. He also conducts internal investigations and provides compliance advice. His most recent work has focused on advising companies regarding the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), representing a defense contractor who allegedly violated the Ethics in Government Act, and defending individuals against allegations involving high-frequency stock trading.

Carrie Hobbs is an associate in the firm’s Litigation practice and is a member of the White Collar & Investigations group. Carrie conducts corporate internal investigations, including internal Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and False Claims Act investigations. She also assists clients in responding to government subpoenas. In addition to her white collar and investigations experience, Carrie represents clients in other complex commercial litigation, including defending class action matters. Carrie is committed to pro bono work and has represented domestic violence survivors through all stages of litigation, including trial.

Gina LaMonica is a counsel in the firm’s Litigation practice, where she focuses on white collar defense, internal investigations, and securities litigation. Gina has assisted in the representation of clients in a variety of white-collar criminal investigations and prosecutions, including matters before the Department of Justice (DOJ), Securities Exchange Commission (SEC), and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Her cases have included allegations of securities fraud, insider trading, tax-related fraud, money laundering, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations, healthcare fraud, and government contract fraud.

Thomas Ryerson is an associate with the firm’s Litigation practice, focusing on White Collar & Investigations and Business Litigation. Thomas has assisted clients with state and federal criminal investigations, civil forfeiture litigation, arbitrations, appeals, contract disputes and a variety of other commercial litigation matters. One of his focuses is on Indian Law, representing tribes and work in tribal court.  In addition, Thomas has a great deal of experience in restitution and taking clients through sentencing, drafting sentencing memorandum, working with presentence report writers, and sentencing hearings.

Mik Shin-Li is an associate in the firm’s Litigation practice, with a focus in government investigations and securities litigation. Mik’s experience includes representing executives of public companies in DOJ and SEC investigations pursuant to the FCPA, RICO, CFAA, and other statutes. Mik has also represented employees of an investment bank in regulatory and civil actions concerning the sale of residential mortgage-backed securities. Beyond regulatory and securities matters, Mik has experience in ERISA litigation and federal and state appellate practice.