Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
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New York, NY 10005
- Anticorruption & FCPA
- Cryptocurrency and FinTech
- Commercial Litigation
- Securities Litigation, Regulation & Enforcement
- White Collar Defense & Investigations
- Trading & Markets
- New York University School of Law, J.D., 1993, NYU Law Review
- Princeton University, A.B., 1990, cum laude
- Honorable Alfred J. Lechner, Jr., United States District Court, District of New Jersey, 1993
- Assistant U.S. Attorney, SDNY, 2000-2010
- New York
Anirudh Bansal is a former Southern District federal prosecutor who co-headed the Complex Frauds Unit, and serves as Chair of Cahill’s White Collar Defense & Investigations practice group.
Anirudh advises global financial institutions, multinational companies, boards, committees, and directors and officers in criminal and regulatory investigations by the Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Department of the Treasury, FINRA and State Attorneys General. He has broad experience in matters involving securities and commodities regulation, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, economic sanctions compliance, anti-money-laundering, and antitrust laws.
Anirudh is ranked in Band 1 for NY White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations in Chambers USA, where clients note, “He is very experienced, had a distinguished career at government and in private practice and is very skilled, particularly with big financial institutions." They go on to say that he is “a brilliant mind and strategic thinker” and that “his personality is disarming, which allows him to be an effective negotiator.” Anirudh is also recommended by The Legal 500 in white collar criminal defense, is recognized as a National Practice Star and Local Litigation Star by Benchmark Litigation and is listed in Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Litigators in America guide.
"He is both a creative legal thinker and incredibly effective at trial, set apart by his combination of credibility and ability to be quick on his feet." – Chambers USA
Prior to joining Cahill, Anirudh served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York and Co-Chief of the Complex Frauds Unit, and in that capacity prosecuted and supervised the prosecution of offenses including: securities fraud, fraud against financial institutions, embezzlement, money laundering, obstruction of justice, mortgage fraud, tax fraud, criminal violations of Office of Foreign Assets Control regulations, violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and other financial crimes. During his tenure, Anirudh conducted 18 criminal trials and argued numerous appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Prior to his appointment as Co-Chief of the Complex Frauds Unit, Anirudh served in the Securities and Commodities Fraud Unit, and was Chief of the International Narcotics Trafficking Unit. He joined the U.S. Attorney's Office in 2000.
Before joining the U.S. Attorney's Office in 2000, Anirudh was a litigation associate in private practice from 1994-2000.
- Representation of HSBC in criminal and regulatory investigations by the Department of Justice, OFAC, and banking regulators relating to Bank Secrecy Act and OFAC compliance.
- Representation of Credit Suisse in various securities- and commodities-related regulatory matters.
- Representation of a major hedge fund in connection with FCPA charges.
- Representation of a global bank in a FINRA anti-money laundering investigation that resulted in no enforcement.
- Representation of a global bank in an investigation by the DOJ, New York District Attorney’s Office, and OFAC into Iran and SDN sanctions compliance, which resulted in no enforcement.
- Representation of a global bank in connection with an investigation by the DOJ and SEC into fixed income trading, which resulted in no enforcement.
- Representation of a global bank in connection with a market manipulation investigation by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York and SEC, which resulted in no enforcement.
- Representation of an international gas and energy company in an internal anti-corruption investigation.
- Counseling several of the world's largest banks and one of the world's largest consumer goods companies in connection with anti-corruption diligence.
- Representation of the director of a private equity firm in connection with an SEC investigation concerning possible market manipulation, which resulted in no enforcement.
- Representation of a former managing director of an international bank in an investigation by the SEC and the NY Attorney General relating to residential mortgage backed securities, which resulted in no enforcement.
- Representation of a managing director of a global bank in an investigation by the CFTC of market manipulation in swaps trading, which resulted in no enforcement.