NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP, one of the oldest and most respected full-service law firms in New York City with a specialty in complex litigation, announces that former New York prosecutor Robert Altchiler has become Of Counsel to the firm and further announces that Wolf Haldenstein has launched a new White Collar, Regulatory Compliance & Internal Investigations practice area.
Wolf Haldenstein’s new practice area strengthens the firm’s core practice areas, including securities litigation, commercial litigation, unfair business practices, and consumer fraud. Wolf Haldenstein attorneys and Robert Altchiler will work closely with clients to investigate, monitor, prevent and, if necessary, mitigate exposure through customization of compliance programs and development and implementation of corporate policies, executive and employee training and education programs.
Wolf Haldenstein’s new practice area coincides with a demonstrable focus by government authorities on new, creative ways to apply criminal laws and to seek greater, harsher penalties. In recent years, the U.S. Government has focused extensively on public corruption matters and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) in particular. Businesses and executive leadership in all industries must be keenly aware of these laws and take deliberate action to monitor compliance, prevent violation and, if necessary, mitigate exposure.
Gregory Nespole, a Wolf Haldenstein partner, commented: “Wolf Haldenstein’s new practice area solidifies our commitment to meeting each and every one of our clients’ needs. Robert Altchiler brings tremendous experience and considerable expertise to the firm, enabling Wolf Haldenstein to continue to meet and exceed the needs and expectations of our clients.”
Wolf Haldenstein is one of the most prominent firms in the United States specializing in complex litigation. The Firm’s Class Action Litigation Group has been recognized by courts throughout the country as “exemplary” and experienced in securities, consumer, ERISA and antitrust class actions and shareholder rights litigation. The Firm’s general litigation group handles complex litigation and arbitration for plaintiffs and defendants in every business area such as securities, corporate law, real estate, contracts, business torts, partnership disputes and dissolutions, shareholder disputes, corporate management, limited liability companies, antitrust, consumer protection, trusts and estates, construction and debtor-creditor relations.
Robert Altchiler is the founder and owner of Altchiler LLC. A former prosecutor in New York City, Mr. Altchiler represents businesses and individuals in defending complex white collar matters, managing criminal investigations and conducting internal corporate investigations. Mr. Altchiler frequently participates in high-profile cases and the defense of prominent businesses and individuals, applying his extensive experience in crisis management and public relations on behalf of clients. Mr. Altchiler has been a featured legal commentator appearing on major news outlets for many years. He has also been an adjunct law professor at Pace University School of Law for over a decade.