Christopher R. Capecci

Associate

Christopher R. Capecci

Associate

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Christopher Capecci joined Ropes & Gray’s litigation and enforcement practice group in 2019. Christopher’s practice includes internal investigations, government enforcement matters, white-collar criminal defense, and related civil litigation. He works with a broad range of clients, including investment banks, private equity firms, public companies, and healthcare and hospital systems.

During law school, Christopher interned at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of New York and the New York State Office of the Attorney General. He also served as a managing editor of the Cornell International Law Journal. He was an active member of the Public Interest Law Union and organized its annual fundraiser in 2018.

Experience

  • Representing investment bank in internal and SEC investigations arising from former employee whistleblower allegations.
  • Representing healthcare provider in False Claims Act investigation arising from billing practices.
  • Representing former executive of public technology company in connection with securities litigation arising from data breach.
  • Representing private equity firms in SEC examinations.
  • Representing IPO underwriting syndicate in securities class action arising from alleged misstatements in IPO documents.
  • Represented public biotech company in SEC and FINRA insider trading investigations.
  • Represented public biotech company in internal investigation arising from employee whistleblower allegations regarding public disclosures.
  • Represented hospital and research system in NIH foreign influence investigation.
  • Represented public company in commercial arbitration related to acquisition of early-stage high technology manufacturer.
  • Represented private equity firm and investor in separate deal litigations arising from COVID-19.
  • Advised private equity firm on potential investment in light of investment target’s ongoing commercial litigation.

Pro Bono

  • Representing East African male seeking asylum based on race and political opinion.
  • Represented LGBT Central American minor in successful asylum application based on sexual orientation.
  • Represented victim-witness in federal criminal sex trafficking case against her abuser, securing non-prosecution agreement for her testimony.
  • Represented indigent prisoner in appealing dismissal of his lawsuit alleging violations of his rights, securing reversal and remand.
  • Advised environmental advocacy group on potential FERC appeal.
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