Mintz is pleased to announce that Peter A. Chavkin, Co-chair of the firm’s White Collar Defense & Government Investigations Practice, has been recognized in Euromoney’s Expert Guides: Best of the Best USA 2021, which ranks him among the top 30 U.S. practitioners for white collar crime. A special report featuring his selection, and the other top 30 lawyers across 18 practices, was published in the spring.
Mr. Chavkin is a preeminent white collar defense attorney who specializes in assisting individuals facing charges or investigations, particularly those involving allegations of finance, health care, and art fraud, political corruption and antitrust violations. His clients have included numerous American political figures, domestic and foreign corporate executives, and diplomats. His cases have involved the application of OFAC sanctions, responding to Congressional and criminal investigations (most recently inquiries into the 2016 presidential election, including the heavily covered testimony of a witness before the House Judiciary Committee hearing on impeachment), and the representation of key figures in the financial crisis of 2008, in every significant rate fixing inquiry (including individuals employed abroad), and in the Swiss bank tax investigation. In addition, for over ten years, he has represented a central figure in the Madoff matter. His experience as special assistant to the Justice Department’s Civil Division head and a three-year tenure as a federal prosecutor in New York informs his practice.
In his career, Mr. Chavkin has tried numerous cases to verdict and handled many appeals. In addition, he has successfully prevented charges from being brought and has secured dismissals of cases post-indictment in investigations in a wide range of matters.
Mr. Chavkin has been named to Band One by Chambers USA for many years and has been named to Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers for over a decade as well. He has also been recognized by Who’s Who, Expert Guides, and has won the International Law Office and Lexology Client Service Award twice.
Best of the Best USA 2021 highlights the top legal practitioners in the country who have received the highest and most consistent praise from their peers and clients.