Robert W. Henoch photo
Robert W. Henoch
Lawyer
Tel Aviv
Yigal Alon Street 94
Alon Tower One, 22nd Floor
Tel Aviv, Israel 6789139
Israel
+972 3 720 7833
Tel Aviv
Yigal Alon Street 94
Alon Tower One, 22nd Floor
Tel Aviv, Israel 6789139
Israel
+972 3 720 7833

Robert Henoch advocates on behalf of Middle East- and Europe-based companies in internal investigations, regulatory and criminal enforcement matters, and complex international disputes.

Practicing within the Middle East and Europe, Mr. Henoch previously served as a prosecutor at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) (as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York), presiding over a variety of investigations and trials. Mr. Henoch currently advises companies, boards of directors, and senior executives in cross-border U.S. government investigations led by the DOJ, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, among other regulatory agencies.

Mr. Henoch has represented more than 75 professionals in the EMEA region facing legal issues with U.S. authorities. He handles market manipulation allegations, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act charges, Office of Foreign Assets Control sanctions and money laundering cases, as well as securities fraud, tax evasion and accounting fraud matters. In addition, Mr. Henoch represents clients facing parallel civil proceedings that arise out of U.S. government investigations.

Obtaining the rank of lieutenant colonel, Mr. Henoch served in the U.S. Army and Army Reserve for more than 20 years.

Admissions

  • Israel, Registered Foreign Lawyer
  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

Education

  • The George Washington University Law School, JD
  • University of Michigan, BA, honors

Languages

  • Hebrew

Accolades

  • Who's Who Legal, Asset Recovery
  • Who's Who Legal, Investigations
  • US Department of Justice Attorney General's Award for Excellence in Performance (2005)

Select Engagements

Government Enforcement Defense

  • Serves as independent examiner for the U.S. Department of Justice in their investigation of a major Israeli bank.
  • Served as an expert witness on U.S. law on behalf of a client named as an individual defendant in an Israeli class-action case.
  • Representation of several executives of an international financial institution in an investigation into the setting of the Libor.
  • Representation of an employee at a major financial institution related to a U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) criminal and antitrust investigation into alleged unlawful activities within the global financial markets.
  • Representation of a managing director of foreign exchange sales at a large British multinational financial services company in simultaneous investigations that are being conducted by the DOJ and the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) concerning alleged manipulation of the foreign exchange market.
  • Representation of several London-based foreign exchange sales executives in connection with a DOJ investigation a prominent U.S. investment bank.
  • Representation of a former securities broker, facing extradition from the UK, in a criminal prosecution by the DOJ for securities fraud in connection with the alleged unlawful sale of billions of dollars of unregistered securities.
  • Representation at trial of a former securities broker dealer in a criminal prosecution by the DOJ for securities fraud and wire fraud alleging US $1 billion+ in losses.
  • Representation of employees of a large European investment bank in an investigation into compliance with the U.S. Iranian sanctions regime being conducted by the New York County District Attorney's Office, the DOJ, the Office of Foreign Assets Control, and various state and federal regulators.
  • Representation of a manager of a commodity futures trading company in criminal fraud proceedings before the DOJ and parallel civil proceedings before the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). The firm negotiated a plea agreement in which the government dropped the majority of charges, reduced their forfeiture request by $100 million+, and promised not to oppose client’s prisoner transfer to Canada.
  • Representation of the former chief operating officer of a major Russian oil company in connection with an investigation into Foreign Corruption Practices Act (FCPA) violations and violations of the UK Bribery Bill by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the City of London Police.
  • Representation of eight different Israel-based directors, officers and employees of the major Israeli financial institution Bank Leumi, in connection with a DOJ, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and New York State Department of Financial Services investigation into allegations of tax crimes and other allegedly fraudulent activity.
  • Served as an expert witness on U.S. law on behalf of a client named as an individual defendant in an Israeli class-action case.

Investigations & Monitorships

  • Service as a government-appointed integrity monitor of a company servicing New York City. This engagement involves the examination of the company's financial statements, contracts, personnel, and ongoing activities to monitor compliance with local, state, and federal criminal and civil laws.
  • Representation of the audit committee of a European company in conducting an internal investigation into operations in Eastern Europe, in connection with alleged FCPA, accounting and antitrust violations.
  • Service as an independent examiner of a large Israeli financial institution pursuant to a DOJ investigation related to alleged tax evasion.
 

Professional & Community Involvement

  • The Nesiya Institute, Chairman of the Board
  • Extradition Lawyers' Association, Member
  • European Criminal Bar Association, Member
  • Financial Services Lawyers Association, Member
  • Society of English and American Lawyers, Member
  • International Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member

Publications & Presentations

  • Co-author, "Private foundations and the (limited) impact of the Panama Papers" (Trusts & Trustees, July 2017)
  • Co-author, "For US Citizens In Israel, Time To Face Up To FATCA" (Law360, January 2017)
  • Co-author, "Innocent Foundations Beware: the US Government's Far-Reaching Power of Civil Asset Forfeiture, and what Innocent Foundations and Other Fiduciaries Need to Know to Prepare" (Trusts & Trustees, July 2016)
  • Speaker, “Litigating Your Distribution and Agency Contracts on an International Scale,” (AIJA International Association of Young Lawyers Seminar, Tel Aviv, June 2016)
  • Co-author, “Litigation Funding: Levelling the Playing Field” (Legal Business, April 2016)
  • Author, "Pressure is On For Israeli Banks" (Law360, December 2014)
  • Speaker, "DPAs and other Recent Developments in Investigating and Prosecuting Financial Crime" (4th Annual Financial Institutions Litigation 2014, London, October 2014)
  • Contributing author, The International Comparative Legal Guide to Business Crime — 3rd Edition (Global Legal Group, October 2012)
  • Speaker, "Global Problem of Identity-Related Cross-Border Tax Fraud" (30th Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime, Cambridge, September 2012)
  • Speaker, "Internal Corporate Investigations: Strategies for Identifying and Managing Internal Abuse and Self-Dealing in a Global Economy" (29th Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime, Cambridge, September 2011)
  • The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FTI Consulting, London, May 2011)
  • Contributing author, Serious Economic Crime — A Boardroom Guide to Prevention and Compliance (White Page Ltd., 2011)
  • Speaker, "Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation in the United States" (AIJA Conference, Madrid, November 2010)
  • Speaker, "Abuse and Self-Dealing in the Financial Sector" (28th Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime, Cambridge, September, 2010)
  • Speaker, "Dealing with Regulators (What is Expected from Companies): A U.S. Perspective on Self-Reporting" (AIJA Conference, London, June 2010)

Credentials

Admissions

  • Israel, Registered Foreign Lawyer
  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

Education

  • The George Washington University Law School, JD
  • University of Michigan, BA, honors

Languages

  • Hebrew

Accolades

  • Who's Who Legal, Asset Recovery
  • Who's Who Legal, Investigations
  • US Department of Justice Attorney General's Award for Excellence in Performance (2005)

Engagements

Government Enforcement Defense

  • Serves as independent examiner for the U.S. Department of Justice in their investigation of a major Israeli bank.
  • Served as an expert witness on U.S. law on behalf of a client named as an individual defendant in an Israeli class-action case.
  • Representation of several executives of an international financial institution in an investigation into the setting of the Libor.
  • Representation of an employee at a major financial institution related to a U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) criminal and antitrust investigation into alleged unlawful activities within the global financial markets.
  • Representation of a managing director of foreign exchange sales at a large British multinational financial services company in simultaneous investigations that are being conducted by the DOJ and the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) concerning alleged manipulation of the foreign exchange market.
  • Representation of several London-based foreign exchange sales executives in connection with a DOJ investigation a prominent U.S. investment bank.
  • Representation of a former securities broker, facing extradition from the UK, in a criminal prosecution by the DOJ for securities fraud in connection with the alleged unlawful sale of billions of dollars of unregistered securities.
  • Representation at trial of a former securities broker dealer in a criminal prosecution by the DOJ for securities fraud and wire fraud alleging US $1 billion+ in losses.
  • Representation of employees of a large European investment bank in an investigation into compliance with the U.S. Iranian sanctions regime being conducted by the New York County District Attorney's Office, the DOJ, the Office of Foreign Assets Control, and various state and federal regulators.
  • Representation of a manager of a commodity futures trading company in criminal fraud proceedings before the DOJ and parallel civil proceedings before the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). The firm negotiated a plea agreement in which the government dropped the majority of charges, reduced their forfeiture request by $100 million+, and promised not to oppose client’s prisoner transfer to Canada.
  • Representation of the former chief operating officer of a major Russian oil company in connection with an investigation into Foreign Corruption Practices Act (FCPA) violations and violations of the UK Bribery Bill by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the City of London Police.
  • Representation of eight different Israel-based directors, officers and employees of the major Israeli financial institution Bank Leumi, in connection with a DOJ, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and New York State Department of Financial Services investigation into allegations of tax crimes and other allegedly fraudulent activity.
  • Served as an expert witness on U.S. law on behalf of a client named as an individual defendant in an Israeli class-action case.

Investigations & Monitorships

  • Service as a government-appointed integrity monitor of a company servicing New York City. This engagement involves the examination of the company's financial statements, contracts, personnel, and ongoing activities to monitor compliance with local, state, and federal criminal and civil laws.
  • Representation of the audit committee of a European company in conducting an internal investigation into operations in Eastern Europe, in connection with alleged FCPA, accounting and antitrust violations.
  • Service as an independent examiner of a large Israeli financial institution pursuant to a DOJ investigation related to alleged tax evasion.

Professional & Community Involvement

  • The Nesiya Institute, Chairman of the Board
  • Extradition Lawyers' Association, Member
  • European Criminal Bar Association, Member
  • Financial Services Lawyers Association, Member
  • Society of English and American Lawyers, Member
  • International Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member

Publications & Presentations

  • Co-author, "Private foundations and the (limited) impact of the Panama Papers" (Trusts & Trustees, July 2017)
  • Co-author, "For US Citizens In Israel, Time To Face Up To FATCA" (Law360, January 2017)
  • Co-author, "Innocent Foundations Beware: the US Government's Far-Reaching Power of Civil Asset Forfeiture, and what Innocent Foundations and Other Fiduciaries Need to Know to Prepare" (Trusts & Trustees, July 2016)
  • Speaker, “Litigating Your Distribution and Agency Contracts on an International Scale,” (AIJA International Association of Young Lawyers Seminar, Tel Aviv, June 2016)
  • Co-author, “Litigation Funding: Levelling the Playing Field” (Legal Business, April 2016)
  • Author, "Pressure is On For Israeli Banks" (Law360, December 2014)
  • Speaker, "DPAs and other Recent Developments in Investigating and Prosecuting Financial Crime" (4th Annual Financial Institutions Litigation 2014, London, October 2014)
  • Contributing author, The International Comparative Legal Guide to Business Crime — 3rd Edition (Global Legal Group, October 2012)
  • Speaker, "Global Problem of Identity-Related Cross-Border Tax Fraud" (30th Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime, Cambridge, September 2012)
  • Speaker, "Internal Corporate Investigations: Strategies for Identifying and Managing Internal Abuse and Self-Dealing in a Global Economy" (29th Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime, Cambridge, September 2011)
  • The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FTI Consulting, London, May 2011)
  • Contributing author, Serious Economic Crime — A Boardroom Guide to Prevention and Compliance (White Page Ltd., 2011)
  • Speaker, "Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation in the United States" (AIJA Conference, Madrid, November 2010)
  • Speaker, "Abuse and Self-Dealing in the Financial Sector" (28th Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime, Cambridge, September, 2010)
  • Speaker, "Dealing with Regulators (What is Expected from Companies): A U.S. Perspective on Self-Reporting" (AIJA Conference, London, June 2010)

“Robert Henoch [is] commended by peers and clients for his fantastic practice centred on representing European and Middle Eastern clients facing legal issues with US authorities.”

- the publishers of Global Investigations Review