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Adam Siegel

Adam Siegel

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

New York, NY, USA


Adam Siegel is a partner in Freshfields' litigation group and the co-head of the global investigations practice, based in the New York office. Adam represents clients facing government investigations and related civil litigation. Clients in a broad range of industries rely on him to defend them in investigations conducted by the US Department of Justice (DOJ), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the State Attorneys General in matters involving alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the US tax laws, accounting and securities fraud and other issues. He also conducts internal investigations on behalf of clients in a wide range of industries.

Adam works regularly with other firm lawyers around the world, defending multijurisdictional investigations, developing compliance and training programs tailored to the global regulatory regimes faced by clients, and conducting due diligence regarding bribery and other risks in corporate transactions.

Adam’s recent matters include:

  • defending a multinational pharmaceutical company in an inquiry conducted by the DOJ and SEC into relationships with officials in countries in Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America;
  • conducting an internal investigation for a multinational manufacturing company involving allegations concerning its sales agents throughout the Middle East;
  • defending the European affiliate of a Big Four accounting firm in an investigation by the SEC and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) regarding the audit of a client; and
  • serving as global anticorruption compliance counsel for a multinational consumer products company, responsible for policy review and development, strategic advice and the conduct of investigations.

Adam has been ranked by Chambers USA, which reports he “is a ‘very thoughtful and knowledgeable’ litigator and a ‘real expert in his field,’ according to impressed commentators.” He is also recognized by The Legal 500 and Benchmark Litigation, among other leading publications.

Adam was an Assistant US Attorney in the Criminal Division of the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. There he served as Deputy Chief and Chief Appellate Attorney.

Adam received his JD, magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School and his AB, magna cum laude, from Harvard University. He is admitted to practice in the State of New York.


"Adam Siegel is a ‘very thoughtful and knowledgeable’ litigator and a ‘real expert in his field,’ according to impressed commentators.”
Chambers USA, 2016

Adam Siegel is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Helplines, Investigations and Responding to Misconduct - Corporate Compliance and Ethics Institute 2017, Monday, June 05, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Helplines, Investigations and Responding to Misconduct - Helplines, Investigations and Responding to Misconduct, Monday, June 05, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Helplines, Investigations and Responding to Misconduct - Helplines, Investigations and Responding to Misconduct, Monday, June 05, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Helplines, Investigations and Responding to Misconduct - Helplines, Investigations and Responding to Misconduct, Monday, June 05, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Corporate Compliance and Ethics Institute 2017, Tuesday, June 06, 2017, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Compliance & Ethics Essentials 2018, Thursday, May 31, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Compliance & Ethics Essentials 2018, Thursday, May 31, 2018, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Compliance & Ethics Essentials 2018, Thursday, May 31, 2018, Columbus, OH
Compliance & Ethics Essentials 2018, Thursday, May 31, 2018, Cleveland, OH
Compliance & Ethics Essentials 2018, Thursday, May 31, 2018, Nashville, TN
Compliance & Ethics Essentials 2018, Thursday, May 31, 2018, Indianapolis, IN
Compliance & Ethics Essentials 2018, Thursday, May 31, 2018, Atlanta, GA
Compliance & Ethics Essentials 2018, Thursday, May 31, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
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