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Shawn J. Chen

Partner
Cleary Gottleib Steen & Hamilton LLP

Shawn J. Chen

Mr. Chen’s practice focuses on white-collar criminal defense, securities enforcement, and complex civil litigation. He has represented public corporations, financial institutions, and individuals in a wide range of government investigations involving the Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, Department of the Treasury, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, Office of Foreign Assets Control, and federal and state banking regulators. He also advises boards of directors and audit committees on matters of corporate governance and internal investigations. He currently serves as co-chair of the ABA Subcommittee on Corporate Criminal Litigation, and his white-collar criminal defense practice is recognized by The Legal 500 U.S.

Mr. Chen is a regular author and speaker on a variety of white-collar and securities litigation related topics, including most recently on enforcement in the wake of financial regulatory reform. He currently serves as a regular securities law contributor to Thomson Reuters' News & Insight, covering trends and developments within the criminal and civil securities enforcement arena. In addition, Mr. Chen is a member of the ALI-ABA Advisory Panel on Securities Law.  He received a J.D. degree from Yale Law School in 1995, where he was a Senior Editor of the Yale Law Journal. He received an undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1992.