Haywood Gilliam is a partner in the firm's San Francisco office and vice-chair of the White Collar Defense and Investigations practice group. Mr. Gilliam counsels clients in criminal and regulatory enforcement matters and internal investigations, including securities, antitrust, healthcare, anti-corruption, export controls, trade secret, environmental and other white collar matters, as well as in complex commercial cases.
Mr. Gilliam served as a federal prosecutor for nearly eight years and prosecuted a wide range of securities, accounting, and corporate fraud matters. Mr. Gilliam successfully tried a number of white collar and other criminal cases, and argued several appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. From 2004 to 2006, he served as Chief of the Securities Fraud Section of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of California. In that capacity he supervised a team of lawyers dedicated to prosecuting securities violations and corporate crimes. As a founding member of the Northern District's Stock Options Backdating Task Force, Mr. Gilliam investigated and prosecuted suspected violations involving the manipulation of option grants.
- U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of California, Chief, Securities Fraud Section (2005-2006)
- U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of California, Assistant United States Attorney (1999-2005)
HONORS AND RANKINGS
- Best Lawyers in America, Criminal Defense: White Collar (2013)
- Northern California Super Lawyers (2008-2012)