Todd Harrison - McDermott Will & Emery


Todd Harrison focuses his practice on white-collar and corporate defense, internal investigations, regulatory and compliance matters, and complex civil litigation in state and federal courts, including the defense of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act cases and the defense of companies and executives charged with violating various international sanctions regimes, including the US government sanctions on Iran. He has represented numerous companies facing government investigations, prosecutions and enforcement actions from both state and federal agencies, including the US Department of Justice (DOJ), US attorneys and state attorneys general offices, the Treasury Department, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), various congressional committees of the US House and Senate, the Inspectors General of numerous federal agencies, the US Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB – formerly ATF), as well as the New York State Attorney General’s office, the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance and the New York State Department of Financial Services.

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  • Won a full acquittal at trial in federal court for a hedge fund manager charged with 36 counts of securities fraud, wire fraud and conspiracy related to an alleged insider trading scheme
  • Represented a foreign bank executive charged with money laundering, fraud and evasion of Iran sanctions
  • Represented a multibillion-dollar hedge fund in an insider trading investigation conducted by the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York and the SEC, convinced the government not to file charges

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  • Legal 500 US, 2016 and 2023-2024
  • Global Investigations Review GIR 100, Recommended, 2023
  • Benchmark Litigation, Litigation Star, 2016-2020
  • American Lawyer, “Litigator of the Week,” August 2015

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  • American Bar Association
  • Association of Assistant United States Attorneys
  • City of New York Bar Association

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American University – Washington College of Law, JD, cum laude, 1996
Yale University, BA, 1992

New York