Lawrence S. Spiegel - Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Lawrence S. Spiegel

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2010

Lawrence S. Spiegel has more than two decades of experience advising individuals and corporations in complex criminal and civil matters. He has represented corporations, their directors, officers and employees in cases involving allegations of mail and wire fraud, securities fraud, tax fraud, government program and procurement fraud, bank fraud, consumer fraud and money laundering. He represents clients in connection with federal and state grand jury investigations, in inquiries by regulatory agencies, including the Securities and Exchange Commission, and at trial. He has successfully defended many clients in high-profile criminal investigations and indictments and on appeal. Mr. Spiegel has particular experience advising clients in the context of concurrent criminal proceedings and civil litigation. In addition, he has led many corporate internal investigations, and has advised boards of directors and management of public and private companies on compliance issues and programs, including those related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Mr. Spiegel serves as the firm’s general counsel and co-chairs the firm’s Ethics Committee. He is also a member of the firm’s Client Engagement and Risk committees and participates on the firm’s Policy Committee (ex officio).

Mr. Spiegel is recognized in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business,The Best Lawyers in America and The Legal 500 U.S. He frequently lectures and writes about developments in criminal law and in legal ethics. Mr. Spiegel is an adjunct professor and guest lecturer in law schools. In 2009, he received the Burton Award for Legal Achievement, which recognizes excellence in legal scholarship.

Mr. Spiegel is active in various bar association committees, including the Committee on Standards of Attorney Conduct. He serves as a member of the Departmental Disciplinary Committee for the First Judicial Department. Mr. Spiegel is also on the boards of trustees for several charitable and legal organizations, including the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.

Hamilton CollegeBA Columbia University School of LawJ.D.

Client Comments

"Larry, besides being extremely bright, has the ability to quickly grasp the legal matter at hand, and he is also very responsive, efficient, and provides his service with civility that is not common in this field."

"Lawrence Spiegel is a very gifted lawyer. The qualities I noticed are manifold. He is hard working and works for his client and the matter at hand over nights and weekends until the result is achieved. He is highly knowledgeable in Criminal Law and has excellent communication skills. The analytical skills and the way he combines people on a case to get International Law into play are quite unique. Once negotiations are on, Mr. Spiegel plays at a very high level. I have seen very few people that can get results in negotiations the way he does. As a client I can only highly recommend Mr. Spiegel as a lawyer. The more complex the matter is, the more you will notice how he is the right person on the job."

-Martin Liechti
Head Americas International

Office Location

Four Times Square
New York, NY 10036
United States

Practice Areas

Criminal Defense: White-Collar