Robert Cary Named “White Collar Crime Trailblazer” by The National Law Journal

December 2015

Robert M. Cary has been named to The National Law Journal’s inaugural list of "White Collar Crime Trailblazers."  The list recognizes 50 individuals who have made significant marks on the practice, policy and technological advancements of White Collar Crime.  As noted by the publisher, the honorees have all shown a “deep passion and perseverance in pursuit of their mission, having achieved remarkable successes along the way" and "are making a big difference." 

Mr. Cary is recognized for his well-known representation of the late U.S. Senator Ted Stevens, a case that continues to have a major impact throughout the criminal system.  In July 2008, Senator Stevens was indicted on ethics charges less than 100 days before he was to stand for re-election.  After eight months of tumultuous litigation, he was exonerated when it was revealed that the prosecution had hidden evidence from the defense that contradicted the prosecution’s principal theory.  The American Lawyer described Williams & Connolly’s work on the case as “one of the best criminal defense performances in memory, resulting in a heightened scrutiny of prosecutors that will affect the Justice Department for years to come.”

Profiles of the honorees were published in a special supplement to The National Law Journal.  In his profile, Mr. Cary is noted for having “a nose for finding cases going to trial.”  This skill was developed with many mentors at the firm who offered unique perspectives he uses today.  He has extensive experience representing individuals and companies in connection with criminal and civil investiga­tions conducted by various government agencies, including state and federal prosecutors and the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission.

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