Kendall E. Wangsgard

Associate

Washington, D.C.
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Overview

Kendall Wangsgard represents individual and corporate clients in complex criminal law enforcement investigations and litigation, white collar defense, and corporate investigations. He defends corporations, senior officers and individuals in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) matters, SEC investigations and proceedings, and regulatory enforcement disputes. Kendall regularly provides clients with advice on remedial measures and compliance programs, assistance during investigations and representation in all stages of criminal proceedings. Kendall’s engagements include those involving the FCPA, complex accounting and securities issues, insider trading restrictions, healthcare law, general fraud issues and export control restrictions.

Kendall helps clients navigate difficult fact patterns and the complexities of government investigations to obtain the most favorable outcome, while minimizing financial, reputational and personal risk.

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  • Representing individuals in joint SEC and DOJ investigations and litigation alleging insider trading.
  • Currently counseling an individual in the ongoing investigation being conducted by Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III.
  • Working with the team representing the court-appointed receiver of international investment advisor Michael Kenwood Group LLC in the investigation and recovery of investor assets that were misappropriated from international hedge funds created and run by the Michael Kenwood Group. Assisting with the recovery of illegally misappropriated investor assets and the management and liquidation of assets of the receivership estate, which includes investments in more than a dozen private equity enterprises.
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Experience

  • Representing individuals in joint SEC and DOJ investigations and litigation alleging insider trading.
  • Currently counseling an individual in the ongoing investigation being conducted by Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III.
  • Working with the team representing the court-appointed receiver of international investment advisor Michael Kenwood Group LLC in the investigation and recovery of investor assets that were misappropriated from international hedge funds created and run by the Michael Kenwood Group. Assisting with the recovery of illegally misappropriated investor assets and the management and liquidation of assets of the receivership estate, which includes investments in more than a dozen private equity enterprises.
  • Assisting domestic and international clients in North America, Europe and Asia in connection with ongoing investigations and litigation related to possible FCPA and anti-kickback violations.
  • Representing corporate officers in connection with allegations of accounting and securities fraud.
  • Supporting the representation of Irving H. Picard, Securities Investor Protection Act Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC, in connection with BakerHostetler's role as court-appointed counsel.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (2015 to 2017)

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association

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Pro Bono

  • Served as Special Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of New York in a pro bono program.
  • Has represented pro bono clients in housing, landlord-tenant and Social Security disability benefits matters.

Prior Positions

  • Summer Law Clerk at the United States Department of Justice, Civil Division, Federal Tort Claims Act Section

Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • District of Columbia
  • Massachusetts
  • New York

Education

  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 2010
  • B.A., College of William and Mary, 2007, magna cum laude