Chambers and other guides to the legal profession have described Mr. Lew as a "tenacious, thoughtful and pragmatic attorney," a "bright and articulate" attorney who possesses an "excellent ability to delve into the specific details of a case and come out with effective legal and factual conclusions" and a lawyer with "a kind of immense integrity and engaging persona that makes him exactly the kind of person you would want to represent your own interests."
Mr. Lew's white collar experience includes conducting internal corporate investigations and representing and advising US and foreign multinational companies and their governing boards and committees in civil and criminal matters involving fraud, accounting, and regulatory issues, often in the context of investigations and enforcement actions undertaken by the US Department of Justice and the US Securities and Exchange Commission. He has substantial experience in matters involving the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and other anti-corruption laws, including creating and assessing compliance and training programs, conducting risk assessments and compliance audits, as well as conducting and evaluating anti-corruption due diligence and compliance in the context of foreign investments and mergers and acquisitions.
Mr. Lew's litigation experience includes representing and advising clients in actions involving fraud, securities, accounting, regulatory and shareholder derivative and corporate governance issues.
Mr. Lew has substantial experience representing and advising private parties and state entities in domestic and international arbitrations and has been recognized in leading guides such as Chambers Global, Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America, and Euromoney for his expertise in international arbitration.
Mr. Lew's arbitration experience has included disputes related to concessions, joint ventures, privatizations, and construction.
Mr. Lew has also advised clients in connection with claims at the International Court of Justice and under the North American Free Trade Agreement and the Energy Charter Treaty and various bilateral investment treaties.
Mr. Lew served as a law clerk to the Honorable Frank X. Altimari of the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit from 1991-1992 and to the Honorable Robert E. Payne of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia from 1992-1993. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Lew was a Fulbright Scholar at the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium during the 1985-1986 academic year.