Samantha Reitz

Samantha focuses on white collar defense and government investigations. She has represented individuals in both civil and criminal investigations, as well as in corporate internal investigations. She regularly prepares clients for meetings and proffers with federal prosecutors, regulatory agencies, and corporate bodies. She has also participated in numerous witness interviews and depositions for both criminal and civil litigation.

Samantha has participated in the representation of professionals based in the U.S. and abroad in matters alleging fraud and financial misconduct of all varieties, including witnesses, targets of federal investigations, and defendants in civil and criminal cases. Among other matters, Samantha gained significant trial experience as a member of the defense team for an individual charged with public corruption offenses in a two-month, multi-defendant criminal trial in federal court in Manhattan, which ended in a hung jury. Samantha also participated in the representation of an executive sued by the Securities and Exchange Commission for accounting-related violations and was actively involved in all aspects of cross-border discovery.

Prior to joining LSW, Samantha served as a law clerk to the Honorable Raymond J. Dearie in federal court in Brooklyn. Before her clerkship, she was a corporate associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP.

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Representative Matters

  • Participated in the defense of an individual in a multi-defendant public corruption trial in federal court in Manhattan, resulting in a hung jury.
  • Represented former executive in complex litigation with the Securities and Exchange Commission in a matter involving over thirty depositions, many of which were taken abroad pursuant to letters rogatory.
  • Represented a German manufacturing executive on the U.S. side of a parallel cross-border criminal investigation of alleged fraud by the DOJ Fraud Section and European authorities, resulting in no U.S. charges being filed.
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  • Federal Bar Council
  • New York City Bar Association
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