Nathan H. Seltzer

Nathan Seltzer is a partner and Co-chair of the Litigation & Trial Department in the Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Seltzer is a litigator and white collar criminal defense attorney focused primarily on government investigations and complex business litigation. He regularly represents individuals and corporations in internal investigations, civil and criminal government investigations, and in complex litigation across a variety of industries and subject matters.

Mr. Seltzer was recognized as a "Rising Star" in the 2014 and 2015 Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers list. 

Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Seltzer clerked for the Honorable Boyce F. Martin, Jr., of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.


Mr. Seltzer's matters include representing:

  • Multiple companies, including global healthcare, pharmaceutical, hospitality and other entities in investigations of potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other international laws and company policies, including multiple investigations in southeast Asia
  • A high profile public official in a criminal investigation by the Department of Justice Public Integrity Section resulting in a declination
  • A healthcare company in an investigation by the UK Serious Fraud Office resulting in a declination
  • A university in a high-profile internal investigation resulting in no action by government authorities
  • Multiple companies, including healthcare, pharmaceutical, hospitality, gaming, manufacturing and other entities, designing and implementing corporate compliance programs, including FCPA compliance programs
  • Defending a hospital company in a billion dollar trial over ownership of a hospital resulting in a complete defense victory
  • President of an institution in a criminal investigation resulting a declination by the US Attorney’s Office
  • A company in an investigation and litigation with the Drug Enforcement Administration resulting in a settlement
  • CEO in litigation with the Securities and Exchange Commission, alleging disclosure and accounting fraud resulting in a settlement
  • A company in options timing investigation resulting in declinations by the DOJ and SEC
Thought Leadership
  • “Prosecutors Without Borders: Emerging Trends In Extraterritorial Enforcement,” Practicing Law Institute, Enforcement 2011: Multi-Agency Enforcement Efforts in the New Decade, co-authored with Douglas N. Greenburg, Barry M. Sabin & Jessica K. Thibodeau (April 2011)
  • “Reining In The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: The Supreme Court Ignores A Perfect Opportunity,” Criminal Law Bulletin, 46 Crim. L. Bull. 625, co-authored with J. Scott Ballenger & Douglas N. Greenburg (2010) 
  •  “Crisis in the C-Suite: What To Do When One Of Your Senior Executives Is Under Criminal Investigation,” IQ Navigant Quarterly (Volume 1 Issue), co-authored with Zachary T. Fardon & Beth Byster Corvino (2009) 
  •  “Measuring ‘Gain’ under the Insider Trading Sentencing Guideline Based on Culpability for the Deception,” Federal Sentencing Reporter, 20 Fed. Sent’g Rep. 194, co-authored with Alexandra A.E. Shapiro (February 2008) 
  •  “It’s About Time,” The Green Bag, 9 Green Bag 2d 37, co-authored with Boyce F. Martin, Jr. (Autumn 2005)