Securities Enforcement and Litigation
Christopher Rhee, a partner in the firm's securities enforcement and litigation practice group, has experience in several high profile securities, criminal, and appellate matters. He has represented corporations, corporate officers and directors, and auditors in investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Department of Justice (DOJ), and other entities, in internal investigations, and in shareholder litigation.
Mr. Rhee has argued before the US Courts of Appeals for the DC Circuit and the First Circuit, the District of Columbia's high court, and several trial-level federal and state courts. He has filed amicus briefs before the US Supreme Court on behalf of the American Bar Association, the US Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, a former Attorney General, and a former Deputy Attorney General. Mr. Rhee currently serves on the Advisory Committee on Admissions and Grievances for the US Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
Prior to joining Arnold & Porter LLP, Mr. Rhee served as a Counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee, as an Assistant United States Attorney, and as the Special Assistant to Deputy Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. Mr. Rhee clerked for the Honorable Merrick B. Garland on the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit, and the Honorable Louis F. Oberdorfer on the US District Court for the District of Columbia.
Securities Enforcement and Litigation Representative Matters
- Represented FORTUNE 500 companies in internal reviews of alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) in China and Mexico
- Represented former senior officer of government-sponsored enterprise in government investigations and shareholder litigation regarding alleged accounting improprieties
- Represented former senior officer of telecommunications company in shareholder litigation and criminal trial of chief executive officer regarding allegations of improper income recognition and insider trading
- Represented family of mutual funds in federal and state investigations and shareholder litigation regarding market timing and late trading allegations
- Represented investment bank and former CEO of investment bank in government investigations regarding pricing of collateralized debt obligations
- Represented American Bar Association as amicus party before the Supreme Court in Second Amendment case challenging gun control law, District of Columbia v. Heller
- Represented National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers as amicus party before Supreme Court in prosecution by Enron Task Force, Arthur Andersen LLP v. United States
- Represented US Chamber of Commerce as amicus party before Supreme Court in First Amendment case challenging restrictions on video game distribution to minors, Schwarzenegger v. Entertainment Merchants Association
- Represented criminal defendant charged with armed robbery and gun possession in week-long jury trial, resulting in acquittal on all charges
- Appointed by US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit to represent criminal defendants on direct appeal