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Kimberly Wade, an associate in the firm's Special Matters and Investigations practice, focuses her practice on white collar criminal investigations and defense. Her experience includes federal criminal and civil investigations, corporate compliance, securities class actions and derivative suits, SEC actions, and regulatory matters. Kimberly joined King & Spalding in 2015.

Kimberly has been actively involved in a variety of pro bono work, including a Second Department appellate brief challenging a New York City Department of Parks and Recreation plan of action for the Coney Island Boardwalk as a violation of State and local environmental regulations. She has also argued for and obtained a favorable final order of custody in New York Family Court.

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Credentials

J.D., Boston College Law School

B.A., Dartmouth College

Massachusetts

New York

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Matters

Defense of former SAC Capital Advisors portfolio manager, Mathew Martoma, against criminal and SEC allegations of insider trading. Prosecutors alleged that Martoma participated in the largest-ever insider trading case, committing securities fraud by trading on shares of two pharmaceutical companies using non-public information, resulting in over $276 million in gains.

Defense of Countrywide Financial Corporation and Countrywide Home Loans in connection with a FIRREA and False Claims Act case filed against Bank of America and Countrywide in connection with the sale of mortgage loans to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Defense of the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of CreXus Investment Corp., a REIT, in multiple shareholder class actions and derivative suits brought in New York and Maryland challenging the $1 billion acquisition of CreXus by Annaly Capital Management, Inc.  Successfully won dismissal of all pending lawsuits in both courts.

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Defense of former SAC Capital Advisors portfolio manager, Mathew Martoma, against criminal and SEC allegations of insider trading. Prosecutors alleged that Martoma participated in the largest-ever insider trading case, committing securities fraud by trading on shares of two pharmaceutical companies using non-public information, resulting in over $276 million in gains.

Defense of Countrywide Financial Corporation and Countrywide Home Loans in connection with a FIRREA and False Claims Act case filed against Bank of America and Countrywide in connection with the sale of mortgage loans to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Defense of the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of CreXus Investment Corp., a REIT, in multiple shareholder class actions and derivative suits brought in New York and Maryland challenging the $1 billion acquisition of CreXus by Annaly Capital Management, Inc.  Successfully won dismissal of all pending lawsuits in both courts.

Representation of individual employees in a healthcare fraud investigation involving the False Claims Act.

Insights

Article · Source: New York Law Journal

July 1, 2020
CFTC’s New Penalty Guidance: Relief From 'Piling On?'

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Matters

Defense of former SAC Capital Advisors portfolio manager, Mathew Martoma, against criminal and SEC allegations of insider trading. Prosecutors alleged that Martoma participated in the largest-ever insider trading case, committing securities fraud by trading on shares of two pharmaceutical companies using non-public information, resulting in over $276 million in gains.

Defense of Countrywide Financial Corporation and Countrywide Home Loans in connection with a FIRREA and False Claims Act case filed against Bank of America and Countrywide in connection with the sale of mortgage loans to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Defense of the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of CreXus Investment Corp., a REIT, in multiple shareholder class actions and derivative suits brought in New York and Maryland challenging the $1 billion acquisition of CreXus by Annaly Capital Management, Inc.  Successfully won dismissal of all pending lawsuits in both courts.

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Matters

Defense of former SAC Capital Advisors portfolio manager, Mathew Martoma, against criminal and SEC allegations of insider trading. Prosecutors alleged that Martoma participated in the largest-ever insider trading case, committing securities fraud by trading on shares of two pharmaceutical companies using non-public information, resulting in over $276 million in gains.

Defense of Countrywide Financial Corporation and Countrywide Home Loans in connection with a FIRREA and False Claims Act case filed against Bank of America and Countrywide in connection with the sale of mortgage loans to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Defense of the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of CreXus Investment Corp., a REIT, in multiple shareholder class actions and derivative suits brought in New York and Maryland challenging the $1 billion acquisition of CreXus by Annaly Capital Management, Inc.  Successfully won dismissal of all pending lawsuits in both courts.

Representation of individual employees in a healthcare fraud investigation involving the False Claims Act.

Insights

Article · Source: New York Law Journal

July 1, 2020
CFTC’s New Penalty Guidance: Relief From 'Piling On?'

View all

Credentials

J.D., Boston College Law School

B.A., Dartmouth College

Massachusetts

New York

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York