With extensive investigations experience, Nate Wright has a keen sense for where the story can go and how to find the information that can change the narrative. Mr. Wright focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation and white collar criminal defense, including government investigations.
As an associate in the firm’s litigation department, he represents corporations and individuals in all phases of litigation. Mr. Wright has significant experience crafting litigation strategies, drafting successful motions and pleadings, and navigating discovery. His experience includes representing technology and software companies in internal investigations and business disputes.
Having spent several years as a government investigator, Mr. Wright is acutely familiar with government enforcement actions. He has extensive experience defending clients facing allegations of financial fraud, securities fraud, health care fraud, violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, violations of antitrust laws, violations of export control regulations and other forms of fraud and corruption. Mr. Wright also maintains a robust pro bono practice and has argued two criminal appeals in state and federal court on behalf of pro bono clients.
Before entering the private sector, he served as a senior investigator for the Office of Congressional Ethics of the U.S. House of Representatives, a position he held full-time throughout law school while attending classes at night. In this role, Mr. Wright conducted investigations into alleged misconduct by members of Congress and congressional staff. He began his career as a paralegal specialist in the Fraud Section of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and later served as a legal intern in that Section’s FCPA Unit. Before attending law school, Mr. Wright also spent a year in Ireland studying international law as a Mitchell Scholar.
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