Rachel Li Wai Suen

Senior Counsel,
Enforcement, Litigation, and White Collar,
Buckley LLP

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Buckley LLP
Washington, DC
Work: (202) 349-8039

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Rachel S. Li Wai Suen is a seasoned litigator whose practice focuses on the representation of individual and corporate clients in complex white-collar criminal cases at all stages (investigations, trials, sentencing proceedings, and appeals). Rachel is an experienced trial attorney, having tried multi-week criminal jury trials to verdict in federal district court.  Most recently she obtained not guilty verdicts on all counts in a federal criminal bribery and fraud jury trial in Virginia.  She also regularly advises clients in internal investigations and government enforcement matters, including investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. Rachel has represented clients in a wide range of criminal matters involving alleged antitrust, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, securities fraud, tax fraud, honest services fraud, conspiracy, obstruction of justice, and other offenses. Rachel received a Master of Laws degree in 2003 from Harvard Law School, where she was a Frank M. Knox Fellow. In 2001, she received a Bachelor of Laws degree from Osgoode Hall Law School of York University in Toronto, Ontario, where she graduated first in her class and served as a law review editor. Upon graduating from law school, Rachel served as a law clerk for the Honorable Mr. Justice John Major on the Supreme Court of Canada.

Before joining Buckley LLP as Senior Counsel, Rachel practiced with Robbins, Russell, Poe & Burton PLLC, and Sullivan & Cromwell LLP.

Practice Areas

  • Anti-Corruption
  • Antitrust
  • Appeals
  • Bankruptcy
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Congressional Investigations
  • Corporate Crime
  • Electronic Discovery
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Government Investigations
  • Insider Trading
  • Internal Investigations
  • SEC Enforcement
  • Securities Litigation
  • Trials
  • White Collar Crime