In addition to assisting clients respond to formal government inquiries, Carrie has helped companies conduct internal investigations to find and correct mistakes before they became high-profile criminal enforcement matters. Carrie assists clients to anticipate and prepare for federal enforcement trends that may impact their businesses and has assisted clients conduct internal investigations to detect and prevent fraud, waste and abuse.
In addition to her white collar work, Carrie maintains an active commercial litigation practice. She has handled matters ranging from routine contract disputes to complex securities litigation that threaten a company’s viability. Carrie has handled all stages of litigation from pleading through trial – with efficient and effective results.
Prior to joining the firm, Carrie completed two federal clerkships for the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois under the Honorable Harry Leinenweber and the Honorable Philip G. Reinhard.
- Led an internal investigation on behalf of a company into allegations of fraud and embezzlement by a senior employee. The investigation resulted in a recovery.
- Served as a special prosecutor in the successful week-long trial of an individual charged with conspiring to murder a state-court judge and a state prosecutor.
- Assisted in representing the former CEO of a national bank in a three-week jury trial in federal court, on charges that he conspired with other bank executives to commit securities fraud and other violations by causing the bank to understate its loan loss reserves and otherwise delay the recognition of loss.
- Assisted in the successful representation of a woman indicted on bank-fraud charges in the Eastern District of Wisconsin who faced trial in a matter that generated substantial media attention in Wisconsin. In the weeks before trial, the government agreed to dismiss all charges.
- Assisted in the three-year monitorship of a trading company ordered to undergo a court-mandated monitorship that resulted from an enforcement action by the CFTC.
- Participated in an internal investigation on behalf of a public corporation into allegations of issues with its revenue recognition.
- Assisted in an internal investigation on behalf of a Fortune 250 corporation into allegations of fraud relating to government purchases.