Tami Stark

Counsel, New York

Biography

Overview

Tami Stark's practice focuses on representing companies and individuals facing white collar criminal and regulatory investigations. Having spent over 8 years in the Enforcement Division of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Tami offers clients unique expertise in navigating government investigations and monitorships.

Tami served as Assistant Regional Director in the SEC's Enforcement Division, where she led enforcement efforts alongside other regulators and agencies, including the U.S. Department of Justice, New York Attorney General's Office, FINRA and the Options Regulatory Surveillance Authority. She conducted and supervised investigations concerning: insider trading, financial/accounting fraud, investment adviser and broker dealer violations, best execution, and municipal securities fraud. She also recommended the selection of, and managed, compliance monitors and fair fund distribution consultants.

Before joining White & Case, Tami practiced at a boutique white collar criminal defense firm where she advised clients in major criminal and regulatory investigations relating to, among other things: the FCPA; financial/accounting fraud; insider trading; foreign exchange trading; the False Claims Act; fraudulent pharmaceutical sales; failure to disclose automotive defects; and defense contractor fraud. She managed the Monitorship of a major not-for-profit organization, which had been the subject of fraud investigations by city and state regulators, and the Auditorship of a pharmaceutical company, which had been the subject of an opioid investigation. Tami also clerked for the Honorable Carol B. Amon on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Bars and Courts
New York State Bar
US District Court for the Southern District of New York
US District Court for the Eastern District of New York
Education
JD
Fordham University School of Law
BA
James Madison University
Languages
English

Experience

Criminal/Regulatory Matters

Represented CEO of Asia/Pacific affiliate of a multinational wire and cable solutions corporation in an FCPA investigation by DOJ and the SEC. No criminal or civil charges brought against the client.

Represented Controller of public company in parallel SEC/DOJ investigations of financial/accounting fraud at the company. Although the company, its CFO and other employees were charged by the SEC and/or DOJ, no criminal or civil charges brought against client.

Represented Head of Risk of global bank in SEC investigation of money laundering. The client was not charged.

Represented CFO of oil and gas company in parallel criminal and SEC insider trading investigations. No charges brought against the client.

Represented the Chief Accounting Officer of a publicly traded Real Estate Investment Trust in an SEC investigation of conflicts of interest. The client and the REIT were not charged.

Represented over 40 employees of one of the nation's leading drugstore chains in a grand jury investigation of pseudoephedrine sales practices. None of the employees were charged.

Represented over 10 employees of a freight forwarding company in a defense contract fraud investigation by the Department of Defense and DOJ. None of the employees were charged.

 

Monitorships

Led Monitorship team for large not-for-profit organization whose previous CEO was convicted of kickback scheme in high profile prosecution brought by the New York Attorney General's Office. Reported to multiple New York State and New York City agencies for over four years. During that time, Tami helped the organization: improve Board Governance; install new executive staff leadership with financial, compliance and governance experience; strengthen compliance by drafting new policies and conducting new trainings; enhance financial controls; and streamline and strengthen the financial statement and budget processes.

Spearheaded three-year Auditorship of a pharmaceutical corporation subject to investigation by New York State Attorney General over its opioid marketing practices. Responsible for monitoring company's compliance with agreement with Attorney General resolving investigation, as well as ongoing practices and procedures.

Awards and Recognition

SEC Ellen B. Ross Award for exemplary commitment, enthusiasm and performance, 2003