Tuesday, March 09, 2010
Akin Gump: White Collar Crime
The D.C. law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld has made a name for itself defending alleged white collar criminals. The firm's white collar defense team is led by William Hundley, formerly chief of the Department of Justice's Organized Crime and Racketeering department and an assistant to Robert Kennedy when he was attorney general. Another well-known partner in criminal defense is John Dowd, famous for conducting the investigation that got Pete Rose banned from baseball. The firm has also represented defendants in the investigation of Agriculture Secretary Michael Espy, the Iran-Contra scandal, the Whitewater investigation and Watergate.