Stephen M. Byers, Partner Washington, D.C.
sbyers@crowell.com
Phone: +1 202.624.2878
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Stephen M. Byers is a partner in the firm's White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement Group and serves on the group's steering committee. He is also a member of the firm's E-Discovery & Information Management Group. Mr. Byers's practice involves counseling and representation of corporate and individual clients in all phases of white collar criminal and related civil matters, including: internal corporate investigations; federal grand jury, inspector general and congressional investigations; and trials and appeals.

Mr. Byers's practice focuses on matters involving procurement fraud, health care fraud and abuse, computer crimes and cybersecurity, trade secrets theft, foreign bribery, and antitrust conspiracies. He has extensive experience with the federal False Claims Act and qui tam litigation, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the Economic Espionage Act, and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. In addition to defense of government investigations and prosecutions, Mr. Byers has represented corporate victims of trade secrets theft, cyber crime, and other offenses. For example, he recently represented a Fortune 100 U.S. company in parallel civil and criminal proceedings that resulted in a $275 million criminal restitution order against a foreign competitor upon its conviction for trade secrets theft.

Mr. Byers's other trial experience includes the acquittal of a major transportation company accused of filing false reports with a federal agency; and the acquittal of a senior executive of a major pharmaceutical company charged with conspiracy, obstruction and other crimes.

Mr. Byers's experience in e-discovery includes counseling clients on electronic discovery issues in the context of internal and government investigations, including the use of technology-assisted review and computer forensics as investigative tools, and negotiating with government investigators concerning the preservation, processing and production of electronically stored information. Mr. Byers has written and spoken widely on e-discovery issues in the context of criminal investigations and prosecutions, and previously served as the Chair of the ABA Criminal Justice Section's Task Force on Criminal E-Discovery.

Mr. Byers received his law degree in 1992 from the University of Virginia School of Law where he served on the Editorial Board of the Virginia Law Review.

Mr. Byers is a member of the bar of the District of Columbia, the bars of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia and other federal courts, and the American Bar Association Sections on Litigation and Criminal Justice.



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Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit



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