Wendy Norman is of counsel in our Philadelphia office. She represents clients in antitrust and white collar criminal defense matters, government investigations, corporate compliance, internal investigations, and whistleblower litigation.
Norman spent the vast majority of her extensive career in white collar investigations and prosecutions spending more than a decade as an investigative agent with the New Jersey State Commission of Investigation and then more than twenty years as a trial attorney with the Antitrust Division in the United States Department of Justice. Ms. Norman has a wealth of experience investigating and prosecuting criminal antitrust crimes and related complex criminal frauds and other white collar crimes (bribery, obstruction of justice, and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act).
Trial Attorney; US Department of Justice, Antitrust Division
September 1992 – January, 2013 (20 years 6 months) Philadelphia, PA
- Investigated and prosecuted domestic and international criminal price-fixing, market allocation and bid-rigging schemes and other complex criminal frauds; cases resulted in criminal fines totaling more than half a billion dollars.
- Developed and implemented comprehensive investigative plans leading to successful criminal prosecutions of multi-national corporations and their executives.
- Located and interviewed hundreds of witnesses to develop evidence in criminal cases.
- Drafted and reviewed search warrants to seize documentary and other evidence including electronic documents and devices.
- Patiently reviewed, managed reviews and negotiated, devised and implemented eDiscovery systems for review that managed thousands of documents to locate “hot documents” and to develop evidence of criminal antitrust and other complex white collar crimes.
- Conducted dozens of grand jury witness examinations to carefully build cases against multiple defendants.
- Negotiated subpoena compliance with as many as twenty large corporate entities simultaneously.
- Negotiated more than twenty corporate and individual plea and leniency agreements.
- Provided education and training to colleagues, investigative agents, procurement and purchasing personnel.
Agent; New Jersey State Commission of Investigation, State of New Jersey
May 1978 – August 1989 (11 years 4 months) Trenton, NJ
- Conducted investigations of waste, fraud, and abuse of government programs; located and interviewed hundreds of witnesses; collected intelligence information on hundreds of traditional organized crime figures for inclusion in law enforcement dossiers; reviewed thousands of documents to develop evidence of waste, fraud and abuse in governmental programs.
- Performed dozens of covert surveillances of individuals suspected of involvement in waste, fraud, abuse of governmental programs and organized criminal activities.
- Conducted undercover operations to gather direct evidence of illegal activities.
- Range officer responsible for all aspects of firearms safety and training for approximately 20 special agent investigators and accountants.
2010 Recipient – Assistant Attorney General Award of Distinction, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice
2001 Recipient – U.S. Attorney General’s John Marshall Award for Outstanding Legal Achievement
1999 Recipient – U.S. Attorney General’s Award for Outstanding Effectiveness in Enhancing Crime Victims Fund Collections