Adam Safwat

last updated 2/27/2018

Adam G. Safwat

Counsel at Weil , Gotshal & Manges LLP

Location:
767 Fifth Avenue, New York City, New York, United States
HQ Phone:
(212) 310-8000

General Information

Experience

Trial Attorney - U.S. Department of Justice Criminal Division

Education

B. A. - Political Science , University of California

J. D. - International Law , Duke University School of Law

Affiliations

Member of the Trial Team - American International Group , Inc.

Member of the Trial Team - General Re

Deputy Chief, Fraud Section - Department of Justice

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Adam Safwat - Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Adam Safwat
Adam Safwat Adam Safwat is counsel in Weil's global White Collar Defense, Regulatory and Investigations practice and is resident in the Firm's Washington, DC office. His practice focuses on white collar criminal defense, regulatory enforcement matters, and internal investigations. Mr. Safwat previously served as a Deputy Chief of the Fraud Section of the U.S. Department of Justice's Criminal Division from 2012 to 2014. He also served in the Fraud Section as an Assistant Chief from 2008 to 2012 and as a Trial Attorney and Senior Trial Attorney from 2006 to 2008. During his time at the Fraud Section, he worked on a number of significant Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigations involving companies operating in the commodities, oil services, logistics, and defense industries, and coordinated a multi-jurisdictional investigation resulting in one of the largest FCPA corporate settlements to date. In addition, while at the Fraud Section, Mr. Safwat served on several complex securities fraud investigations of individuals and entities in the financial services industry, including matters involving alleged accounting fraud relating to complex derivative instruments and special purpose entities. In addition to his case work, Mr. Safwat worked on policy matters such as new criminal discovery initiatives within the Criminal Division and on proposed amendments to the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines relating to corporate accounting fraud and insider trading. Prior to joining the Fraud Section, Mr. Safwat spent four years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Delaware, where he conducted jury trials in general crimes cases and also concluded a number of successful white collar investigations in areas such as theft of trade secrets and tax fraud. Earlier in his career, Mr. Safwat spent approximately six years in private practice and served as law clerk to the Honorable Walter K. Stapleton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia. Mr. Safwat received his J.D. and LL.M. in International Law from the Duke University School of Law, where he graduated Order of the Coif and served as a notes editor of the Duke Law Review. He received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, where he graduated with high honors. Mr. Safwat has been recognized as a "recommended" lawyer nationwide for White Collar Defense by The Legal 500, while Global Investigations Review called him a "name to know" in its inaugural edition of the GIR 100. Adam Safwat Named a "Recommended" Lawyer for White-Collar Defense in the U.S. Award Brief - Legal 500 US Speaking Engagements Tactical Considerations of GDPR Compliance in Internal Investigations and Litigation Speaker(s): Adam Safwat Beyond the Basics: Effectively Reporting Compliance Issues to the Board Speaker(s): Adam Safwat April 26, 2017 - Washington, D.C. - As part of the 35th Annual Global Legal Compliance ConfEx, Weil counsel Adam Safwat moderated a panel discussion regarding communicating compliance issues to the board. View all Latest Thinking U.S. Supreme Court Decides the Scope of Dodd-Frank's Whistleblower Protections Alert - White Collar Defense, Regulatory and Investigations - By Christopher L. Garcia , Adam Safwat and Agustina Berro - February 21, 2018 False Claims Act Litigation Post-Escobar Publication - Practical Law - By Lori L. Pines and Adam Safwat - PDF - February/March 2018 Parsing Privilege: The Cooperation Landscape between U.K. and U.S. Regulators Alert - White Collar Defense, Regulatory and Investigations - By Steven A. Tyrrell and Adam Safwat - PDF - October 03, 2017 The cooperation landscape between UK and US regulators Publication - GIR The Global Investigations Review of the Americas 2018 - By Steven A. Tyrrell and Adam Safwat - PDF - September 12, 2017 Ninth Circuit Broadly Interprets Anti-Retaliatory Provision of Dodd-Frank's Whistleblower Protections Alert - White Collar Defense, Regulatory and Investigations - By Adam Safwat and Greg Chafuen - PDF - March 2017

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Key Diligence Issues in M&A Transactions from a Litigator's Perspective Speaker(s): Konrad L. Cailteux , Patrick J. O'Toole Jr. , Adam Safwat and Laura A. Wilkinson
As part of the 2015 Weil Private Equity Webinar Series, Litigation partners Konrad Cailteux, Patrick O'Toole, and Laura Wilkinson, and counsel Adam Safwat discussed existing and future litigation exposure in M&A transactions; False Claims Act risks and potential liability, and how to build a compliance program to manage those risks; anti-corruption risks and the latest DOJ and SEC guidance for M&A FCPA due diligence; and antitrust issues arising in U.S. and global mergers, and guidelines for information exchange during due diligence and integration planning.

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Adam Safwat - Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Adam Safwat
Adam Safwat Adam Safwat is counsel in Weil's global White Collar Defense, Regulatory and Investigations practice and is resident in the Firm's Washington, DC office. His practice focuses on white collar criminal defense, regulatory enforcement matters, and internal investigations. Mr. Safwat previously served as a Deputy Chief of the Fraud Section of the U.S. Department of Justice's Criminal Division from 2012 to 2014. He also served in the Fraud Section as an Assistant Chief from 2008 to 2012 and as a Trial Attorney and Senior Trial Attorney from 2006 to 2008. During his time at the Fraud Section, he worked on a number of significant Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigations involving companies operating in the commodities, oil services, logistics, and defense industries, and coordinated a multi-jurisdictional investigation resulting in one of the largest FCPA corporate settlements to date. In addition, while at the Fraud Section, Mr. Safwat served on several complex securities fraud investigations of individuals and entities in the financial services industry, including matters involving alleged accounting fraud relating to complex derivative instruments and special purpose entities. In addition to his case work, Mr. Safwat worked on policy matters such as new criminal discovery initiatives within the Criminal Division and on proposed amendments to the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines relating to corporate accounting fraud and insider trading. Prior to joining the Fraud Section, Mr. Safwat spent four years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Delaware, where he conducted jury trials in general crimes cases and also concluded a number of successful white collar investigations in areas such as theft of trade secrets and tax fraud. Earlier in his career, Mr. Safwat spent approximately six years in private practice and served as law clerk to the Honorable Walter K. Stapleton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia. Mr. Safwat received his J.D. and LL.M. in International Law from the Duke University School of Law, where he graduated Order of the Coif and served as a notes editor of the Duke Law Review. He received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, where he graduated with high honors. Mr. Safwat has been recognized as a "recommended" lawyer nationwide for White Collar Defense by The Legal 500, while Global Investigations Review called him a "name to know" in its inaugural edition of the GIR 100. Adam Safwat Named a "Recommended" Lawyer for White-Collar Defense in the U.S. Award Brief - Legal 500 US Speaking Engagements Beyond the Basics: Effectively Reporting Compliance Issues to the Board Speaker(s): Adam Safwat April 26, 2017 - Washington, D.C. - As part of the 35th Annual Global Legal Compliance ConfEx, Weil counsel Adam Safwat moderated a panel discussion regarding communicating compliance issues to the board. How to Leverage Big Data for Anti-Corruption Compliance, Risk Assessments, and Investigations Speaker(s): Adam Safwat December 01, 2016 - Washington, D.C. - As part of the ACI's 2016 FCPA Conference, Weil counsel Adam Safwat participated in a panel discussion regarding the use of big data in anti-corruption compliance, investigations, and risk assessment. View all Latest Thinking U.S. Supreme Court Decides the Scope of Dodd-Frank's Whistleblower Protections Alert - White Collar Defense, Regulatory and Investigations - By Christopher L. Garcia , Adam Safwat and Agustina Berro - February 21, 2018 False Claims Act Litigation Post-Escobar Publication - Practical Law - By Lori L. Pines and Adam Safwat - PDF - February/March 2018 Parsing Privilege: The Cooperation Landscape between U.K. and U.S. Regulators Alert - White Collar Defense, Regulatory and Investigations - By Steven A. Tyrrell and Adam Safwat - PDF - October 03, 2017 The cooperation landscape between UK and US regulators Publication - GIR The Global Investigations Review of the Americas 2018 - By Steven A. Tyrrell and Adam Safwat - PDF - September 12, 2017 Ninth Circuit Broadly Interprets Anti-Retaliatory Provision of Dodd-Frank's Whistleblower Protections Alert - White Collar Defense, Regulatory and Investigations - By Adam Safwat and Greg Chafuen - PDF - March 2017

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