Tim Crudo is highlighted in “Coblentz Patch Snags Ex-Latham & Watkins Partner” by Kurt Orzeck, Law360
“Law360, Los Angeles (February 07, 2014, 6:09 PM ET) — Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass LLP has recruited a trial lawyer who formerly served as a Latham & Watkins LLP partner and an assistant U.S. attorney to head its white collar defense and government enforcement practice, the firm said Thursday.
Timothy P. Crudo, who joins Coblentz Patch’s San Francisco office, has deep criminal and civil jury, bench and arbitration experience that encompasses multiple major white collar and corporate fraud criminal trials, according to Coblentz Patch.
Crudo has represented a wide range of clients in white collar, securities, trade regulation, unfair competition and corporate governance investigations and cases brought by criminal prosecutors, government regulators and shareholders, according to the firm. He has also represented corporations, boards of directors and their committees and individuals in industries encompassing banking and financial services, audit and accounting, communications, life sciences, clean technology, the Internet and the automotive industry, Coblentz Patch said.
“Along with our existing team, [Crudo] will allow us to continue to provide our clients with the full range of top-flight services needed in this era of increased government regulation and enforcement,” Jeffrey Knowles, co-managing partner and co-leader of the firm’s litigation practice.
“I am thrilled to join Coblentz and work with the top-caliber lawyers here,” Crudo said. “The firm has a terrific history of outstanding lawyers and community service, and I look forward to continuing to build the white collar and regulatory enforcement practice at Coblentz.”
Crudo, a San Francisco native, worked in the securities fraud section of the U.S. attorney’s office for the Northern District of California from 2003 to 2009. During the last year, he served as chief of the section.
While at the U.S. Department of Justice office, he investigated, prosecuted and tried white collar and securities fraud crimes such as complex accounting fraud, insider trading, market manipulation, investment fraud and bankruptcy fraud cases.
Crudo’s career case highlights include being the lead trial lawyer in the U.S.’s first two stock option backdating trials, the trials of a Fortune 50 company executive in an accounting fraud case and the investment fraud trial of one of the largest real estate developers in Northern California, according to Coblentz Patch.
He also served as lead trial lawyer in a $100 million Ponzi scheme operated by the owner of a major sports franchise, and in insider trading investigations stemming from the acquisition of a large financial institution and conduct at a major global private investment firm.
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–Editing by Stephen Berg.”