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Raquel Kellert

Partner,
Latham & Watkins LLP

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Latham & Watkins LLP
New York, NY
Work: 2129061339

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New York

Bio

Raquel Kellert focuses her practice on representing companies, boards, and executives in criminal, civil, and regulatory enforcement matters involving the DOJ, SEC, CFTC, and other government agencies. She has extensive experience conducting internal investigations regarding workplace misconduct, accounting irregularities, securities fraud, and cyber incidents on behalf of companies and board committees. She also counsels boards, board committees, and senior management on cybersecurity, corporate governance, disclosure, and regulatory issues.

 

Notable experience includes representing:

White Collar Criminal and Regulatory Engagements

  • Members of the Audit Committee of American Realty Capital Properties (n/k/a VEREIT) in a securities class action, derivative litigation, and DOJ and SEC proceedings arising out of an internal investigation into accounting irregularities.
  • A media company in a DOJ investigation and prosecution of a former employee for securities and wire fraud.
  • A news and publishing company in connection with an SEC investigation into whether certain statements and omissions misled the market, which the company successfully resolved in 2021 without admitting or denying the allegations.
  • A multinational pharmaceutical company in DOJ and SEC investigations into insider trading by a former senior executive.
  • A senior executive in a DOJ grand jury investigation of his alleged multi-decade tax fraud.
  • A retail foreign exchange dealer and its executives in CFTC and NFA investigations.
  • Directors of a media company in the DOJ’s FIFA soccer corruption investigation.
  • A pharmaceutical company in a DOJ investigation into Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations.
  • Five senior executives in connection with a special committee, DOJ, and SEC investigations and ongoing civil litigations regarding alleged securities fraud.

Internal Investigations

  • Multiple public and private companies in internal investigations into the root cause and the remediation of cyber-incidents and ransomware attacks.
  • The Audit Committee of an oil company in an internal investigation into allegations of insider trading and conflicted conduct by a senior executive and two directors.
  • A media company in connection with a special committee’s investigation of honest services fraud.
  • A manufacturing company in an internal investigation of allegations of commercial bribery.
  • A private equity firm in an internal investigation of purported securities fraud.


Ms. Kellert also devotes time to pro bono matters, including conducting internal investigations on behalf of non-profits based in New York City, such as Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. She is also a member of the Steering Committee of Weil’s Information Services Group.

Ms. Kellert holds a B.A. in history and philosophy from Yale University, graduating cum laude and with distinction in both majors. She received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.

Practice Areas

  • Corporate Crime
  • Cybercrime
  • Government Investigations
  • Insider Trading
  • Internal Investigations
  • SEC Enforcement
  • White Collar Crime