Cliff Histed focuses on representing companies and individuals operating in highly-regulated industries, particularly in the areas of financial markets, trading, and health care, during both criminal and regulatory proceedings, and in representing clients in litigation and at trial.
Mr. Histed is a former supervisory federal prosecutor and supervisory enforcement lawyer with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. He has more than 23 years’ experience investigating and prosecuting official misconduct, business frauds, and criminal offenses in regulated industries, including the securities markets, the agricultural and financial futures and derivatives markets, and the healthcare field. He has supervised more than a dozen assistant U.S. attorneys in their investigation and trial of criminal fraud cases, and has tried 27 jury and nonjury cases, both criminal and civil, in federal and state courts. He has briefed eleven matters before the Second and Seventh Circuit Courts of Appeals, and argued eight of those appeals.
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