Doug Tween is a trial lawyer who represents clients in their most important and sensitive matters. He brings extensive courtroom experience to the defense of companies and individuals in antitrust and white-collar criminal and regulatory investigations, as well as complex civil litigation and class actions. In 2011, he was named in Law360 as “a litigator you fear going up against in court,” and was Baker & McKenzie's nominee as "Litigator of the Year" in The American Lawyer's Litigation Department of the Year competition. He has been recognized by Super Lawyers as a New York Super Lawyer.
Mr. Tween chairs Baker & McKenzie’s Litigation Practice Group in New York. In addition, he is co-chair of the Cartel and Criminal Practice Committee of the American Bar Association’s Antitrust Section, a non-governmental advisor to the International Competition Network, the chair of Baker & McKenzie's Global Cartel Task Force, and a member of the Firm's North America Competition Law Steering Committee. From 1990 to 2005, Mr. Tween served as a trial attorney with the US Department of Justice Antitrust Division. He was one of the US government’s most highly honored antitrust trial attorneys, having received the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award, the Antitrust Division Award of Distinction and numerous other citations.
Mr. Tween focuses his practice on antitrust, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, securities, tax, fraud, money laundering, immigration and RICO matters. He advises on crisis management, conducts internal investigations, and assists corporations with compliance, risk management and governance issues. He also has substantial in-depth experience overseeing and managing large electronic discovery projects.
Representative Legal Matters
- Acted as lead defense counsel in a two-month federal criminal jury trial and obtained acquittals on all 12 counts for an American businessman charged with bribery and fraud in the first indictment brought by the USDOJ's Iraq Procurement Fraud Task Force.
- Defended Panalpina World Transport in parallel FCPA and antitrust investigations by the USDOJ and SEC, as well as in related antitrust class action suits.
- Negotiated corporate Non-Prosecution Agreement (with no corporate monitor provision) for IFCO Systems in the largest criminal immigration enforcement action in US history; company had 1182 employees arrested after raids in 26 states.
- Defended UBS account holder in one of the first criminal prosecutions of Swiss bank account holders. After plea bargain client was originally sentenced to three months’ imprisonment; sentence was later reduced to one month after successful Rule 35 motion.
- Represented defense company president in SEC enforcement action alleging FCPA violations; settled for USD35,000 civil fine and no admission of liability.
- Represented a software company CFO in criminal grand jury investigation. After the client received a target letter from the Antitrust Division, mounted an aggressive affirmative defense, and through lengthy negotiations persuaded prosecutors to close the investigation without bringing charges.
- Represented trade association in three-year criminal antitrust grand jury investigation and convinced prosecutors to close the investigation without bringing charges.
- Conducted internal investigation of antitrust and FCPA issues on behalf of Fortune 500 healthcare company.
Connecticut~United States (1990)
New York~United States (1990)
Northwestern University School of Law
(J.D. cum laude)
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