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Nathan H. Seltzer

Nathan H. Seltzer

Latham & Watkins LLP

Washington, DC, USA

Mr. Seltzer is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins.  He regularly represents individuals and corporations in internal investigations, civil and criminal government investigations, and in complex litigation across a variety of industries and subject matters. He was recognized as a "Rising Star" in the 2014 Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers list.

Mr. Seltzer has particular expertise in:

  • Conducting internal investigations, including related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), securities and accounting fraud, and other large-scale cross-border matters
  • Representing individuals and companies in government investigations by the Department of Justice (including the Fraud Section, Public Integrity Section, and US Attorney Offices), and the Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Designing practical corporate compliance programs, including FCPA compliance programs, and providing real-time compliance counsel
  • Representing companies in all aspects of complex litigation in federal and state courts.

Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Seltzer clerked for the Honorable Boyce F. Martin, Jr., of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.


Mr. Seltzer's recent matters include representing: 

  • Multiple companies, including global healthcare, pharmaceutical, hospitality and other entities in investigations of potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other international laws and company policies, including multiple investigations in southeast Asia
  • A high profile public official in a criminal investigation by the Department of Justice Public Integrity Section resulting in a declination
  • A healthcare company in an investigation by the UK Serious Fraud Office resulting in a declination
  • Multiple companies, including healthcare, pharmaceutical, hospitality, gaming, manufacturing and other entities, designing and implementing corporate compliance programs, including FCPA compliance programs
  • CEO in litigation with the Securities and Exchange Commission, alleging disclosure and accounting fraud resulting in a settlement
  • A company in options timing investigation resulting in declinations by the DOJ and SEC

Thought Leadership

  • “Prosecutors Without Borders: Emerging Trends In Extraterritorial Enforcement,” Practicing Law Institute, Enforcement 2011: Multi-Agency Enforcement Efforts in the New Decade, co-authored with Douglas N. Greenburg, Barry M. Sabin & Jessica K. Thibodeau (April 2011)
  • “Reining In The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: The Supreme Court Ignores A Perfect Opportunity,” Criminal Law Bulletin, 46 Crim. L. Bull. 625, co-authored with J. Scott Ballenger & Douglas N. Greenburg (2010)

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