Chris Garcia and Rachel Kellert join Latham & Watkins white collar defense and investigations practice in New York from Weil. At Weil, Chris served as the Co-Chair of their White Collar Practice. He focuses on defending companies and individuals in connection with regulatory and criminal investigations, conducting internal investigations, and litigating securities class actions in state and federal courts across the U.S. Chris has also represented General Electric Company and several of its senior officers in connection with securities class action litigation in the Southern District of New York relating to statements made concerning GE’s dividend, access to the commercial paper markets, and exposure to subprime and noninvestment grade debt. Other representative clients include Morgan Stanley, Aeropostale, AIG, DIRECTV and Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Chris also previously worked as a federal prosecutor for the Southern District of New York. Raquel counsels boards and their committees, c-suite executives, and in-house counsel on risk assessment and mitigation, investigative findings and related remediation, and employment law, corporate governance, cybersecurity, disclosure (including in securities filings), and regulatory issues.