Joel Green has been recognized as one of the top lawyers under 40 years of age in the Washington DC area by Bisnow in their 2016 Trending 40 Lawyers Under 40 list. The group of lawyers were selected based on their exceptional legal performance during the past year.
Green, a partner in WilmerHale's Securities Litigation & Enforcement and Investigations & Criminal Litigation Group, has represented clients in enforcement proceedings before federal agencies, particularly those involving parallel criminal and civil investigations since joining the firm in 2003. He has represented clients in high-profile and significant enforcement matters across the accounting, financial services, energy, manufacturing and mortgage industries. Green has represented professional athletes and sports agents in connection with investigations into performance enhancing drugs. He has also conducted internal investigations in the US, Europe and Asia, typically involving allegations of securities law violations and fraud.
In addition, Green has an active pro bono practice, frequently handling matters for the Hillcrest Children's Center and Children's Law Center. Other recent pro bono highlights include securing the release of two clients serving life prison sentences on the basis of deficient jury instructions.
Green and the other members of this year's list will be honored at a reception on June 15 in Washington DC.