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Daren Stanaway

Of Counsel,
White Collar Investigations,
Paul Hastings LLP

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Paul Hastings LLP

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Washington DC

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Daren F. Stanaway is of counsel in the Litigation practice at Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Her practice focuses on white collar litigation and defense and government investigations and enforcement initiatives.

Ms. Stanaway has represented prominent individuals, corporations, financial institutions, and other securities and commodities market participants in federal and state court litigation and administrative actions, and in investigations by the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), and congressional committees. Her practice has included pretrial and appellate briefing in numerous federal district and appellate courts in the white collar, securities, commodities, derivatives, and environmental fields. Ms. Stanaway currently serves as the Vice Chair of the Jurisdiction Working Group of the Innovative Digitized Products and Processes Subcommittee (IDPPS) of the ABA Derivatives and Futures Law Committee.

Ms. Stanaway received her J.D. from Harvard Law School in 2010, where she received the Dean’s Scholar Prize and served as Senior Editor of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy. She graduated with a B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Harvard College in 2007. Ms. Stanaway is admitted to practice law in Massachusetts and the District of Columbia, and before the United States Supreme Court.

Recent Representations

  • Representing employee at a large financial institution in connection with DOJ and CFTC investigations of alleged spoofing and disruptive trading practices.
  • Representing commodity producer in connection with CFTC and CME investigations regarding alleged benchmark manipulation.
  • Representing trader at a large energy firm in connection with FERC and U.S. Attorney’s Office investigations of the default and failure of a financial trading firm.
  • Advising several companies in the cryptocurrency and FinTech space regarding CFTC and SEC regulation and enforcement activity.
  • Representing medical billing service provider in private dispute concerning outstanding receivables.
  • Represented trader at an energy firm in connection with ICE investigation of alleged spoofing and other disruptive trading practices.
  • Represented global financial institution in industry-wide investigations by agencies in several countries and related class action litigation regarding alleged manipulation of the Yen LIBOR, Euroyen TIBOR, and U.S. Dollar LIBOR benchmarks.
  • Represented several employees of large multinational financial institutions in SEC and DOJ Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigations concerning alleged bribery and foreign hiring practices.
  • Represented employee of large medical device manufacturer in DOJ investigation concerning distribution of allegedly misbranded medical devices.
  • Successfully defended two former Barclays traders in FERC enforcement action alleging market manipulation in western electricity markets, including procuring the dismissal of one trader from the case at the pleading stage. The case marked the first judicial review of FERC’s new antifraud authority.
  • Represented major global financial institution before the DOJ in connection with the use by U.S. clients of offshore accounts to avoid taxes.
  • Won a complete dismissal, with prejudice, of a complex international trade secrets action against a large Korean corporation in federal district court. The dismissed claims involved alleged violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) and the Lanham Act, as well as alleged trade secret theft under New York and California law.
  • Represented Money Services Business (MSB) in government Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and anti-money laundering (AML) investigation.
  • Successfully defended Thomas Lund, the former Executive Vice President and head of Fannie Mae’s Single Family business, against securities fraud charges filed by the SEC in the Southern District of New York. After three years of litigation, the SEC discontinued its case against Mr. Lund without obtaining any of the relief sought in its Complaint.
  • Represented a former corporate officer in connection with an SEC investigation concerning accounting misstatements and a corporate restatement.
  • Represented a major financial institution in a Sixth Circuit appeal arising out of a securities fraud and Ponzi scheme executed by another financial institution and its principals.
  • Represented a nonoperating leaseholder in multidistrict litigation stemming from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

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