Simon represents individuals and organizations under investigation by federal and state agencies. He also conducts corporate internal investigations and practices complex commercial litigation, including class actions, multi-district litigation, False Claims Act cases and contract disputes.
In addition, Simon advises clients regarding attorney-client privilege and legal and government ethics. He was the author of “A Question of Ethics,” a longtime column in Roll Call, and is a regular speaker on these topics.
Simon is the former Chair of the Criminal Law Section of the Virginia Bar Association.
Managed team of attorneys representing an industry-leading manufacturer in a global cartel investigation involving simultaneous government investigations in the United States, Europe, and Canada, and related commercial litigation.
Led corporation’s defense of federal investigation into potential fraud.
Led corporation’s defense of federal investigation into potential insider trading.
Led internal corporate investigation of employee embezzlement, and related federal prosecution.
Led internal corporate investigations regarding potential violations of immigration law.
Led internal investigations of corporations responding to SEC inquiries regarding insider trading.
Led quality control of electronic discovery reviews and responses for large financial institutions and corporations in major multi-district litigation and government investigations.
Represented international corporations in defense of qui tam actions filed under the False Claims Act.
Assessed, designed, and implemented corporate political law compliance programs.
Defended individuals testifying in SEC investigations involving alleged accounting fraud.
Defended a hedge fund managing partner in an arbitration alleging accounting improprieties and breach of fiduciary duties.
Represented an international food service company under investigation relating to services provided to troops during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Led defense of an international lender regarding a multimillion-dollar contract dispute arising out of construction of a steel mill in Europe.
United States of America v. America Online, Inc., Criminal No. 1:04 M 1133 (E.D. Va. 2005). DOJ Investigation of America Online, Inc., and related parties.
Santiago v. State of Connecticut, 261 Conn. 533 (2002). Argued a case of first impression regarding appellate jurisdiction in the Connecticut Supreme Court.
Chair, Criminal Law Section, Virginia Bar Association, 2015-2016
National Honor for White Collar Team
February 13, 2020
McGuireWoods Honored as a Law360 White Collar Practice Group of the Year
January 15, 2020
Simon Davidson Quoted in Washington Post Story about Response by Congress to Supreme Court Decisions
February 15, 2012