Sidley Austin LLP is a premier law firm with a practice highly attuned to the ever-changing international landscape. The firm advises clients around the globe, with more than 1,900 lawyers in 20 offices worldwide. Sidley maintains a commitment to providing quality legal services and to offering advice in litigation, transactional and regulatory matters spanning virtually every area of law. The firm’s lawyers have wide-reaching legal backgrounds and are dedicated to teamwork, collaboration and superior client service.
In a world where change is certain, experience is the best protection. Guidepost Solutions offers global investigations, compliance and monitoring, and security and technology consulting solutions for clients in a wide range of industries. Our expert team provides leadership and strategic guidance to address critical client needs across the globe. Experience guides us. Solutions define us.
MICHAEL MANN focuses his practice on white-collar criminal defense, securities enforcement matters, internal corporate investigations and complex civil litigation. Michael has represented public companies, board committees, financial institutions and related individuals in internal, criminal and regulatory investigations, prosecutions and litigations. He regularly counsels clients on foreign corruption, money laundering and sanctions compliance safeguards, including due diligence of business partners in international business transactions, the design, implementation and maintenance of anti-bribery and other financial crime compliance programs, and the development of proactive compliance assessments. Michael also has extensive experience representing clients in a wide array of complex civil and criminal litigation at both the trial and appellate levels.
Michael was recognized in 2015 as an international leader in Business Crime Defence by Who’s Who Legal. He was also named to the 2015 Euromoney LMG Rising Star list and the Rising Star lists in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 by Super Lawyers magazine, a Thomson Reuters publication.
Described by The New York Times as the person “often sought out in…thorny situations” by corporations, Bart M. Schwartz has wide experience providing advice and support to corporations, governments and individuals.
Mr. Schwartz served under U.S. Attorney Rudolph Giuliani as the Chief of the Criminal Division in the Southern District of New York. In that post, he had responsibility for overseeing prosecutions related to financial and business fraud, organized crime, narcotics, and other types of criminal activity.
Mr. Schwartz has served as a trial lawyer, corporate advisor and CEO of a private company and a unit of a public company. For more than 30 years, he has managed complex investigations, prosecutions and security assessments, and provided sophisticated investigative services to a wide array of clients. Mr. Schwartz is currently the chairman of Guidepost Solutions and serves on the board of HMS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:HMSY) where he is Chairman of the Compliance Committee and a member of its Audit Committee. He is also Chairman of the Board of Managers of Kadmon Corporation, LLC and is on the Board of Directors of the Stuyvesant High School Alumni Association.
Mr. Schwartz has had numerous court and other appointments to monitor the conduct of corporations in various industries. He has received assignments from or with the approval of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, the Manhattan District Attorney’s office, the New York Organized Crime Task Force, the New York School Construction Authority, and the New York Department of Environmental Conservation. Mr. Schwartz, whose monitoring assignments have included Point72 Asset Management (former SAC Capital Advisors), Deutsche Bank, Milberg Weiss, HP, DHL, and BP, currently serves as the Integrity Monitor of General Motors as part of the automaker’s $900 million settlement.