James W. Haldin
Mr. Haldin is counsel in Davis Polk’s Litigation Department. He represents financial institutions and other multinational corporations in criminal, regulatory and internal investigations with a particular focus on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) matters. He has conducted FCPA investigations in Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Hong Kong, India, Mexico, Russia and the United Kingdom for clients in a range of industries, including banking, life sciences and technology.
In addition to representing clients in FCPA matters before the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and other authorities, Mr. Haldin regularly advises clients on their anti-corruption compliance programs. He also advises clients on anti-corruption due diligence in connection with foreign acquisitions and joint ventures, as well as third-party engagements.Mr. Haldin’s complex commercial litigation matters include antitrust and securities class actions in a variety of jurisdictions.
Work HighlightsMr. Haldin’s recent representations include:
- A multinational pharmaceutical company in a wide-ranging FCPA investigation by DOJ and the SEC
- A special committee of a multinational medical device company’s board of directors in an internal investigation of FCPA-related whisteblower allegations in China
- A multinational technology company in an FCPA investigation in Bangladesh by DOJ
- A health care diagnostics company in internal FCPA investigations in Brazil and Mexico
- Siemens AG in a global FCPA investigation by DOJ and the SEC and a related sanctions proceeding before the World Bank
- Comcast in federal antitrust class actions in New York, Connecticut and Pennsylvania as well as a related parens patriae action filed by a state attorney general
- PricewaterhouseCoopers in federal securities class actions in New York and Florida arising out of Madoff fraud
- 14 financial institutions in commutation of $16.4 billion of credit default swap and financial guarantee exposure to Ambac Assurance
- A financial institution in AAA arbitration involving fiduciary duty claims
Mr. Haldin has represented indigent criminal defendants on a pro bono basis in federal court at both the trial and appellate levels.
RecognitionMr. Haldin is a member of Davis Polk’s White Collar Criminal Defense Group, which was named a “White Collar Group of the Year” by Law360 for 2012 and 2013.
- Counsel, Davis Polk, 2013-present
- Associate, Davis Polk, 2007-2012
- Associate, Moore & Van Allen, 2000-2007
Articles and Books
Toward a Level Playing Field: Challenges to Accomplice Testimony in the Wake of United States v. Singleton