Los Angeles – January 21, 2005 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – White & Case announced that Fernando L. Aenlle-Rocha has joined as a partner in the Firm’s Los Angeles office effective immediately. Aenlle-Rocha focuses on white-collar criminal
defense, business crimes investigations, healthcare fraud and abuse and
complex civil litigation.
“Our litigation practice in Los Angeles has more than doubled in the past
four years as clients increasingly turn to the Firm to handle complex
litigation matters,” said White & Case partner Daniel J. Woods, who heads the
Commercial Litigation practice in Los Angeles. “One area of increasing need
is white-collar defense, which is why Fernando’s strong background both as a
former federal prosecutor and as a noted corporate defense lawyer will be so
beneficial to our clients. We are delighted to have him join us.”
For nine years, Aenlle-Rocha served as a federal prosecutor in the Criminal
Division of the United States Attorney’s Office in the Central District of
California (Los Angeles) and Southern District of Florida (Miami) where he
conducted numerous trials and directed complex federal grand jury
investigations. He also has served as a Deputy District Attorney in the
Major Fraud and Central Trial Units of the Los Angeles County District
In 1997, Aenlle-Rocha served as lead prosecutor and trial counsel in United
States v. Rayhani, et. al., and successfully obtained the conviction of an
international money laundering “kingpin” and four of his co-conspirators
after a two and one-half month jury trial. For his work in the Rayhani case,
Aenlle-Rocha received the 1998 United States Department of Justice Director’s
Award, awarded annually by the Attorney General of the United States and the
Executive Office of United States Attorneys, along with commendations from
various federal law enforcement agencies.
He has also lectured on the use of
foreign wiretaps and other evidence gathered abroad. In 1999, Mr.
Aenlle-Rocha traveled to Venezuela on behalf of the United States Department
of Justice to assist with the training of Venezuelan prosecutors.
Formerly a partner with McDermott, Will & Emery, Aenlle-Rocha is a graduate
of Princeton University, and holds a JD from Boalt Hall School of Law,
University of California, Berkeley. Aenlle-Rocha is admitted to practice in
California and Florida, before the US District Court for the Central and
Northern Districts of California, and before the US Court of Appeals for the
Ninth and Eleventh Circuit.
White & Case has one of the leading corporate defense and special litigation
capabilities in the world. Firm lawyers, including George Terwilliger, Larry
Byrne and Faith Gay, have substantial experience both as seasoned former
prosecutors and in defending clients through all phases of investigations as
well as criminal and civil enforcement proceedings. The Group is led by
George Terwilliger, who served as Deputy Attorney General of the United
States, the second ranking official in the Department of Justice, and has
represented major banks, telecommunication companies and healthcare concerns
in major government investigations and enforcement matters.
These capabilities are enhanced by the resources of a preeminent international law
firm, including local law proficiency and familiarity with local enforcement
authorities in major business centers around the world. Clients include large
corporations, banks, and other institutions as well as individuals prominent
in business and political affairs.