Darren W. Stanhouse Counsel

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Darren’s practice focuses primarily on government investigations and white collar crime, accountant defense, securities litigation and enforcement, and complex commercial litigation. Darren has defended clients in numerous enforcement actions by the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, and the Department of Justice, among others.

Darren also has extensive experience assisting clients with internal investigations and complex civil and criminal disputes.


  • Representation of the court-appointed receiver of a private company in a matter arising from a complaint by the Securities and Exchange Commission alleging a $600 million Ponzi and Pyramid Scheme with more than a million potential claimants (2012).
  • Representation of the former president of a prominent defense contractor in a multiple-count federal criminal indictment.
  • Representation of an international accounting firm in class action litigation involving subprime mortgages and other depressed assets.
  • Representation of a prominent financial institution in class action litigation surrounding the Enron scandal.
  • Representation of major financial institutions in litigation and compliance regarding foreclosure issues.
  • Representation of financial institutions and corporations in connection with responding to federal and state subpoenas.
  • Representation of corporations and individuals involved in SEC and DOJ investigations.
  • Representation of prominent financial institutions and accounting firms in matters of state and federal government investigations and compliance.
  • Representation of a for-profit college under investigation by state and federal agencies.
  • Pro Bono representation of veterans involved in appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims