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Steven R. Peikin

Steven R. Peikin

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

New York, NY, USA


Steven Peikin is Deputy Managing Partner of Sullivan & Cromwell’s Criminal Defense and Investigations Group. His practice focuses on white-collar criminal defense, regulatory enforcement, and internal investigations. 

Mr. Peikin has represented clients in virtually all of the major white-collar criminal and regulatory enforcement initiatives that have occurred in recent years.  He has represented institutions and individuals in high-profile matters, including those involving alleged violations of the federal securities and commodities laws, FCPA matters, price fixing, violations of economic sanctions, and tax and money laundering offenses. 

Mr. Peikin has tried more than 20 criminal jury cases in federal court and argued many appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. 

He has been regularly recognized by peer and industry publications for excellence in white-collar criminal defense and government investigations. 

Mr. Peikin is Adjunct Professor of Law at New York University Law School, where he teaches the criminal enforcement of the securities and commodities laws. 

Government Service

From 1996 to 2004, Mr. Peikin served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York. He was Chief of the Office’s Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force, where he oversaw 40 prosecutors, investigators, and staff responsible for some of the nation’s highest-profile financial statement fraud, insider trading, and obstruction of justice cases, as well as a large undercover investigation of fraud in the foreign exchange markets. 

As a prosecutor, Mr. Peikin also investigated and prosecuted a wide variety of securities, commodities and other investment fraud schemes; an insider trading and money laundering case that resulted in the seizure and repatriation of $200 million; and cases involving racketeering, murder, narcotics trafficking, and other violent crimes.

Steven R. Peikin is associated with the following items:
Transcripts  Transcripts Commencing the Investigation: Considerations at the Outset - Commencing the Investigation: Considerations at the Outset, Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Commencing the Investigation: Considerations at the Outset - Commencing the Investigation: Considerations at the Outset, Thursday, June 28, 2012
Commencing the Investigation: Considerations at the Outset - Commencing the Investigation: Considerations at the Outset, Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Case Study: Investigations of Libor and Benchmark Interest Rates - Case Study: Investigations of Libor and Benchmark Interest Rates, Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Introduction - Introduction, Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Commencing the Investigation: Considerations at the Outset - Commencing the Investigation: Considerations at the Outset, Friday, June 27, 2014
Commencing the Investigation: Considerations at the Outset - Commencing the Investigation: Considerations at the Outset , Friday, June 26, 2015
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Internal Investigations 2012: How to Protect Your Clients or Companies in the Global, Post Dodd-Frank World , Tuesday, July 10, 2012, New York, NY
White Collar Crime 2014: Prosecutors and Regulators Speak, Tuesday, October 07, 2014, New York, NY
Enforcement 2015: Perspectives from Government Agencies, Friday, May 08, 2015, New York, NY
Internal Investigations 2015, Thursday, July 09, 2015, New York, NY
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks White Collar Crime 2014: Prosecutors and Regulators Speak
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters U.S. v. BNP Paribas S.A., Plea Agreement - White Collar Crime 2014: Prosecutors and Regulators Speak, Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Re U.S. v. BNP Paribas S.A., Settlement Agreement - White Collar Crime 2014: Prosecutors and Regulators Speak, Tuesday, September 23, 2014
ACAMS AML Risk Management Conference: Prepared Remarks of U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara - White Collar Crime 2014: Prosecutors and Regulators Speak, Tuesday, September 23, 2014
SIFMA’s Compliance and Legal Society Annual Seminar, Prepared Remarks of U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara - White Collar Crime 2014: Prosecutors and Regulators Speak, Tuesday, September 23, 2014
In the Matter of BNP Paribas, S.A., Consent Order Under New York Banking Law § 44 - White Collar Crime 2014: Prosecutors and Regulators Speak, Tuesday, September 23, 2014
In the Matter of JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., JPMorgan Bank and Trust Company, N.A., Chase Bank USA, N.A., AA-EC-13-109, Consent Order for the Assessment of a Civil Money Penalty - White Collar Crime 2014: Prosecutors and Regulators Speak, Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Re U.S. v. S.A.C. Capital Advisors, L.P., et al., 13 Cr. 541 (LTS) and U.S. v. S.A.C. Capital Advisors, L.P., et al., 13 Civ. 5182 (RJS), Plea Agreement - White Collar Crime 2014: Prosecutors and Regulators Speak, Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Re JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.— Deferred Prosecution Agreement - White Collar Crime 2014: Prosecutors and Regulators Speak, Tuesday, September 23, 2014
In the Matter of JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., No. 2014-1, Assessment of Civil Money Penalty - White Collar Crime 2014: Prosecutors and Regulators Speak, Tuesday, September 23, 2014
United States, v. Bank of America Corp., et al., Settlement (August 20, 2014) - Enforcement 2015: Perspectives from Government Agencies, Friday, April 24, 2015
SEC Keynote Address at Compliance Week 2014, Commissioner Kara M. Stein, Washington, D.C. (May 19, 2014) - Enforcement 2015: Perspectives from Government Agencies, Friday, April 24, 2015
BNP Paribas Plea Agreement, Information, Statement of Facts/Money Judgement & Forfeiture (June 27, 2014) - Enforcement 2015: Perspectives from Government Agencies, Friday, April 24, 2015
SEC Speech: All-Encompassing Enforcement: The Robust Use of Civil and Criminal Actions to Police the Markets, Chair Mary Jo White (March 31, 2014) - Enforcement 2015: Perspectives from Government Agencies, Friday, April 24, 2015
Attorney General Holder Remarks on Financial Fraud Prosecutions at NYU School of Law, New York City, NY, United States, Justice News (September 17, 2014) - Enforcement 2015: Perspectives from Government Agencies, Friday, April 24, 2015
Remarks by Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division Marshall L. Miller at the Global Investigation Review Program, New York, Justice News (September 17, 2014) - Enforcement 2015: Perspectives from Government Agencies, Friday, April 24, 2015
Deputy Assistant Attorney General Sung-Hee Suh Speaks at the PLI’s 14th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation in Europe: Implications for U.S. Law on EU Practice, Justice News (January 20, 2015) - Enforcement 2015: Perspectives from Government Agencies, Friday, April 24, 2015
SEC v. CR Intrinsic Investors, LLC, U.S. Disctrict Court, (S.D.N.Y.), Opinion and Order (June 18, 2014) - Enforcement 2015: Perspectives from Government Agencies, Friday, April 24, 2015
U.S. Department of Justice Letter Re: United States v. S.A.C. Capital Advisors, L.P., et al., 13 Cr. 541 (LTS) (November 2013) - Enforcement 2015: Perspectives from Government Agencies, Friday, April 24, 2015
In the Matter of E*Trade Securities, LLC and G1 Execution Services, LLC, Administrative Proceeding, Order Instituting Administrative and Cease-and-Desist Proceedings, Pursuant to Section 8A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 15(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Making Findings and Imposing Remedial Sanctions and a Cease-and-Desist Order (October 9, 2014) - Enforcement 2015: Perspectives from Government Agencies, Friday, April 24, 2015
Internal Investigation Do’s and Don’ts: Eleven Lessons from Real World Cases - Internal Investigations 2015, Tuesday, June 09, 2015
Web Segment  Web Segment Financial Services Cases and Their Implications - Enforcement 2015: Perspectives from Government Agencies, Monday, April 27, 2015
Commencing the Investigation: Considerations at the Outset - Internal Investigations 2015, Friday, June 26, 2015
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Financial Services Cases and Their Implications - Financial Services Cases and Their Implications, Monday, April 27, 2015
Commencing the Investigation: Considerations at the Outset - Commencing the Investigation: Considerations at the Outset , Friday, June 26, 2015
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Financial Services Cases and Their Implications - Financial Services Cases and Their Implications, Monday, April 27, 2015
Commencing the Investigation: Considerations at the Outset - Commencing the Investigation: Considerations at the Outset , Friday, June 26, 2015
Live Seminar  Live Seminar White Collar Crime 2015: Prosecutors and Regulators Speak, Monday, October 05, 2015, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast White Collar Crime 2015: Prosecutors and Regulators Speak, Monday, October 05, 2015, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web White Collar Crime 2015: Prosecutors and Regulators Speak, Monday, October 05, 2015, Boston, MA
White Collar Crime 2015: Prosecutors and Regulators Speak, Monday, October 05, 2015, Cleveland, OH
White Collar Crime 2015: Prosecutors and Regulators Speak, Monday, October 05, 2015, Atlanta, GA
White Collar Crime 2015: Prosecutors and Regulators Speak, Monday, October 05, 2015, Columbus, OH
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