Joseph Warin is chair of the nearly 200-person Litigation Department of Gibson Dunn’s Washington, D.C. office, and he is co-chair of the firm’s global White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice Group. He served as Assistant United States Attorney in Washington, D.C., and was awarded a Special Achievement award by the Attorney General. As a prosecutor, he tried more than 50 jury trials.
Mr. Warin’s areas of expertise include representation of corporations in complex civil litigation, white collar crime, and regulatory and securities enforcement – including Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigations, False Claims Act cases, special committee representations, compliance counseling and class action civil litigation. His clients have included corporations, officers, directors and professionals in regulatory, investigative and trial matters. Mr. Warin has been selected to serve on insurance company panels for securities class actions. He is a member of the Board of the International Association of Independent Corporate Monitors.
Mr. Warin is continually recognized annually in the top-tier by Chambers USA, Chambers Global, and Chambers Latin America for his FCPA, fraud and corporate investigations expertise. Who’s Who Legal named Mr. Warin to their 2019 "Thought Leaders: Global Elite" list for Business Crime Defense - Corporate and Investigations. In 2018, Mr. Warin was selected by Chambers USA as a “Star” in FCPA, a “Leading Lawyer” in the nation in Securities Regulation: Enforcement, and a “Leading Lawyer” in the District of Columbia in Securities Litigation and White Collar Crime and Government Investigations. In 2017, Chambers USA honored Mr. Warin with the Outstanding Contribution to the Legal Profession Award, calling him a “true titan of the FCPA and securities enforcement arenas.” He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America® every year from 2006 - 2018 for White Collar Criminal Defense. He has been recognized by Benchmark Litigation as a U.S. White Collar Crime Litigator “Star” for nine consecutive years (2011-2019).
Mr. Warin’s group was recognized by Global Investigations Review in 2018 and three years previously as the leading global investigations law firm in the world. Global Investigations Review reported that Mr. Warin has now advised on more FCPA resolutions than any other lawyer since 2008. He has been hired by audit committees or special committees of public companies to conduct investigations into allegations of wrongdoing in a wide variety of industries including energy, oil services, financial services, healthcare and telecommunications.