Latham Adds Two Former Prosecutors To Bay Area And Los Angeles Offices |

SAN FRANCISCO and LOS ANGELES, January 3, 2022 / PRNewswire / – Latham & Watkins LLP1 is pleased to announce that Scott Carpenter and Alex wyman joined the firm as partners in the White Collar Defense & Investigations Practice and as members of the Litigation & Trial Department. Joiner joins Bay Area offices after seven years of service as Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) for the Northern District of Californiamost recently with the Corporate and Securities Fraud Section and previously with the Organized Crime Strike Force. Wyman joins the Los Angeles office after five years of service as AUSA for the Central District of California, where he was the Securities Investment Fraud Coordinator and Corporate Fraud Coordinator in the Major Fraud Section.

“We are delighted to add to our team of highly respected former federal prosecutors with extensive investigative and trial experience across the spectrum of white collar cases,” said Doug Greenburg, Global Chair of the Firm’s White Collar Defense & Investigations Practice. “Scott and Alex are talented litigators and their experience, references and substantial abilities will enhance the practice’s offerings through California and beyond.”

Joiner is a seasoned litigator who has led teams on a wide range of white collar cases, including those involving allegations of securities fraud, cryptocurrency, bank and investment fraud, and corporate crime. insider, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations, influenced and corrupt racketeering. Organizations (RICO) Law on matters, public corruption and money laundering. Prior to joining the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California, Joiner has worked in private practice on complex commercial litigation, antitrust and securities matters. During a four-year tenure in the United States Marine Corps, he successfully tried numerous criminal cases as a judge advocate while dealing with a wide variety of military justice issues. It has also deployed to Iraq with a Marine Corps Infantry Battalion, receiving the Bronze Star Medal for service in Ramadi in 2007.

“Scott is a fantastic addition to our Bay Area white collar team. His experience in leading complex trials and investigations will be invaluable to our customers, ”said Tad freese, Managing Partner of the Bay Area Offices. “While in the United States Attorney’s Office, he worked on a variety of issues that position him for success with Latham’s white-collar defense and investigation practice, including securities fraud, property fraud investment, fraud in financial institutions, insider trading and FCPA violations.

Joiner added, “I appreciate Latham’s trial-ready approach and deep investigative experience, as well as the firm’s broader litigation platform. team approach. “

As AUSA, Wyman served as a lead or co-lead prosecutor in eight jury and judicial trials and managed high-profile investigations into securities fraud, healthcare fraud, fraud investment, financial institution fraud, tax evasion, government contract fraud, insurance fraud and corporate embezzlement and bribery. In 2021, he won the Director’s Award for Superior Performance from an Assistant United States Attorney for successfully prosecuting a complex insurance fraud and murder case.

“From day one, Alex’s trial and investigative experience will enable him to effectively support clients facing high profile criminal and civil litigation,” said Larry Seymour, Managing Partner of the Los Angeles office. “It will help customers Southern california and beyond navigating the complex legal risks and challenges inherent in doing business in today’s global economy. “

Wyman added, “I have always admired Latham’s talented lawyers, its collaborative culture, diverse client list and robust platform. I look forward to working with some of the brightest lawyers in the industry and growing my practice in a firm with the global resources for any client need. “

Joiner received his JD from the Georgetown University Law Center and its BA from University of California, Los Angeles. Wyman received his JD from the University of Virginia Faculty of Law and its BA from Princeton University. In 2014, he clerked for Judge Beverly Reid O’Connell of the United States District Court for the Central District of California.

About Latham & Watkins (

Latham & Watkins provides innovative solutions to complex legal and business challenges around the world. From a global platform, our lawyers advise clients on transactions that shape the market, high-stakes litigation and lawsuits, and sophisticated regulatory matters. Latham is one of the largest providers of pro bono services in the world, strongly supports initiatives designed to advance diversity within the firm and the legal profession, and is committed to exploring and promoting environmental sustainability.

Notes to Editors

1 Latham & Watkins operates worldwide as a limited liability company organized under the laws of State of Delaware (United States) with affiliated limited liability companies practicing in France, Hong Kong, Italy, Singapore, and the UK and as an affiliated partnership practicing in Japan. Latham & Watkins operates in Israel through a limited liability company. Latham & Watkins operates in South Korea as a foreign legal advice office. Latham & Watkins works in cooperation with the law firm of Salman M. Al-Sudairi in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.


Doug Greenburg, Global Chair, White Collar Defense & Investigations Practice, +1.202.637.1093

Tad freese, Managing Partner of Bay Area Offices, +1.650.463.3060

Larry Seymour, Managing Partner in the Los Angeles office, +1.213.891.8780

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