Michael J. Edney

Michael J. Edney

Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright

Michael J. Edney is chairman of Norton Rose Fulbright's White Collar Criminal Defense Practice Group and partner in its Washington office.  He guides clients through all aspects of government regulation, criminal and regulatory investigations, and civil litigation.

Mr. Edney vigorously defends corporations and individuals facing government agency inquiries and prosecutorial threats.  Mr. Edney has represented clients before the Department of Justice, the Department of the Treasury and its Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the Department of State, the Department of Commerce, the Department of Defense, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the National Security Agency (NSA), congressional committees, and other government entities.  In 2014, for example, Mr. Edney successfully negotiated a resolution of what was then the largest non-bank trade sanctions investigation in United States history, along with a resolution of charges under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

When companies encounter allegations of wrongdoing, Mr. Edney has conducted many internal investigations on their behalf, while carefully avoiding disruption of the client's important business operations.   He has worked extensively with the Audit Committees and senior management of public companies to determine how to comprehensively resolve suggestions of misconduct.