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About Robb C. Adkins
Robb Adkins is a litigation partner in Winston & Strawn’s San Francisco and Los Angeles offices, focusing on white collar and internal investigations, complex civil litigation, financial regulation, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) issues, and securities litigation. He is a nationally recognized trial attorney with deep experience as a prosecutor in complex white collar matters and in working with top leadership at the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and across the federal and state enforcement agencies.
Prior to joining Winston, Mr. Adkins served for two years as the Executive Director of the Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force, working within DOJ’s Office of the Deputy Attorney General in Washington, DC. As head of the Task Force, which was formed by the President and chaired by the U.S. Attorney General, Mr. Adkins was responsible for directing the largest coalition ever assembled to combat financial fraud. Mr. Adkins worked with the highest leaders of the DOJ, Securities and Exchange Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and more than 25 other federal and state fraud enforcement agencies to develop national enforcement strategies, coordinate criminal and civil initiatives, and implement nationwide training and guidance for line prosecutors and regulators.
Prior to leading the Task Force, Mr. Adkins spent more than eight years as a criminal prosecutor with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California, focusing on white collar fraud prosecutions, and served as the Chief of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Orange County, California for more than two years. During his service as Chief, Mr. Adkins supervised an office of more than 40 trial attorneys and staff responsible for all federal criminal matters in a county of more than three million citizens. During his tenure as a line prosecutor and Chief, Mr. Adkins served as lead counsel in more than 50 prosecutions and as first chair in numerous complex fraud trials.
From 2005 to 2007, Mr. Adkins was a member of the Enron Task Force, serving as a trial attorney in the landmark criminal trial against Enron CEOs Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling. He also conducted a separate trial against Kenneth Lay on bank fraud charges, delivering the opening statement and closing argument, resulting in conviction on all counts. Mr. Adkins is the recipient of the Attorney General’s Award, the highest commendation in the Department of Justice. Prior to joining DOJ, Mr. Adkins served as a litigation associate at a large law firm in San Francisco and as a consultant at a major accounting firm.
About Winston & Strawn LLP
Winston & Strawn LLP is an international law firm with nearly 1,000 attorneys among 15 offices in Beijing, Charlotte, Chicago, Geneva, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Moscow, New York, Newark, Paris, San Francisco, Shanghai, and Washington, D.C. The exceptional depth and geographic reach of the firm’s resources enable Winston & Strawn to manage virtually every type of business-related legal issue. It serves the needs of enterprises of all types and sizes, in both the private and the public sector.
Winston & Strawn understands that clients are looking for value beyond just legal expertise. With this in mind, the firm works hard to understand the level of involvement that its clients want from it. Winston & Strawn takes time to learn about its clients’ organizations and their business objectives, and it places significant emphasis on technology and teamwork in an effort to respond quickly and effectively to its clients’ needs. Please visit www.winston.com if you would like more information about Winston & Strawn’s legal services, experience, and the industries it serves.
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