Founded in 1920, Miller & Chevalier is a longstanding Washington, DC law firm with a global perspective and leading practices in tax, employee benefits, international, litigation, and government affairs. Over the past three years, the firm's lawyers have represented more than 40 percent of the Fortune 100, one-quarter of the Fortune 500, and approximately 30 percent of the Global 100. Miller & Chevalier is a trusted partner to clients in the United States and around the world, providing solutions to their most complex problems, as well as counsel that enables clients to seize new opportunities.
DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers worldwide. It provides its clients with legal and business solutions locally, regionally and internationally using integrated teams of lawyers with experience that spans a broad range of disciplines. DLA Piper is widely recognized for its pioneering approach and extensive geographic reach, which enables the practice to look after the business issues that matter to its clients - whether they are large or small. Clients of DLA Piper include single-owner startups, local and household name companies, multinationals, financial institutions, FTSE and Fortune 500 enterprises and their subsidiaries, public bodies and governments.
William Barry regularly advises audit committees, boards of directors and public companies on a broad range of issues involving white collar and securities enforcement, accounting investigations and compliance with Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), money laundering, economic sanctions, and insider trading requirements.
Mr. Barry guides clients through the complex issues involved in responding to inquiries from domestic and international regulators and external auditors regarding issues of internal controls over financial reporting, accounting fraud, foreign bribery, money laundering, and other financial crimes. He represents clients faced with the challenge of responding to competing demands in parallel proceedings, such as internal reviews, government investigations, and private civil actions.
Deborah Meshulam has more than two decades of securities enforcement defense experience trying the full range of cases arising from allegations of securities law violations and related breaches of fiduciary duty.
Deborah represents clients in SEC and Department of Justice (DOJ) investigations, securities class actions and derivative lawsuits relating to claims of securities law violations, FCPA violations and counsels clients on compliance, regulatory and corporate governance matters, including issues relating to the Dodd Frank whistle blower program. She also represents clients in Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) investigations, FINRA and Exchange proceedings and in Exchange delisting hearings.
Deborah regularly conducts investigations on behalf of public companies or their audit committees, often relating to accounting issues, FCPA questions, alleged securities law violations and employee misconduct. She also regularly advises clients on securities law compliance and litigation avoidance. She has written on securities law issues for legal publications and is a frequent speaker at professional programs on securities-related issues. She also represents clients in rulemaking proceedings and in SEC inquiries from the Divisions of Corporate Finance and Trading and Markets, the Office of Chief Accountant and the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations.