Stanley A. Twardy, Jr.

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Stanley "Stan" Twardy is a leading corporate litigator. His practice is focused on helping clients with criminal, civil and regulatory investigations conducted by federal and state agencies.

Clients have included Fortune 500 companies, executives of these companies and others involved in federal and state criminal, regulatory and Securities and Exchange Commission investigations.

Stan has argued many civil and criminal cases in both federal and state appellate courts. In addition, he has been counsel of record in several cases before the Supreme Court of the United States.

Before entering private practice, Stan was a United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut and Chief of Staff to Connecticut Governor Lowell P. Weicker, Jr.

Stan has appeared in major publications, including Christian Science Monitor, Reuters, ABC News, New York Times, Bloomberg, Law360, Fortune and USA Today. In addition, he has been a prolific author, co-author and speaker. Since the late 1990s, he has been published or has spoken over one hundred times on complex corporate regulatory issues.

In 2023, Stan was the recipient of the prestigious Richard Law Award, which honors those who have rendered exemplary service to the federal court of Connecticut and is bestowed by the District Judges of Connecticut. He has consistently earned the highest professional ratings, including Martindale-Hubbell* (LexisNexis) and Best Lawyers* (Woodward/White, Inc.). In addition, public and private organizations throughout New England and beyond have often turned to Stan. For example, he has served on Connecticut's Advisory Panel on Judicial Appointments, the Special Olympics World Summer Games Organizing Committee and the Trinity College board of trustees.

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Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

Represented two companies, one an international financial services business and the other a Fortune 100 company, which had allegedly engaged in accounting fraud where the Department of Justice declined to bring criminal charges

Achieved noncriminal resolutions for publicly held companies in the healthcare, insurance, energy and banking industries, as well as numerous individuals

Represented public company in connection with enforcement proceedings brought by the SEC

Represented individuals in SEC enforcement proceedings

Represented individuals in criminal and SEC Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigations

Represented an executive of a multinational corporation in connection with investigation by the Department of Justice (DOJ) into alleged violations of the FCPA

Represented financial services companies against allegations of accounting fraud

Represented a university medical school, a hospital and a health insurer in defending False Claims Act violations

Has conducted internal investigations at companies in the financial services, manufacturing and energy industries

Represented a large manufacturer against allegations of accounting fraud

Represented an international reinsurance company against allegations of accounting fraud

Represented healthcare providers (institutional and doctors) and pharmaceutical and medical device companies against allegations of healthcare fraud

Represented, among others, a transportation company, energy-producing companies, chemical companies and a recycling company against allegations of violations of federal environmental statutes

Represented individuals against allegations of theft of trade secrets in violation of the Economic Espionage Act

Represented corporations and individuals against allegations of price-fixing in violation of federal antitrust laws


Education and Credentials

Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M., 1980
University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1976
Trinity College, B.S., 1973, Phi Beta Kappa
State of Connecticut
District of Columbia
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
National Association of Former United States Attorneys (NAFUSA), Board of Directors
American Bar Association, Litigation Section
American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section, White Collar Crime Committee
American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Criminal Litigation Subcommittee
Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Connecticut Bar Association
District of Columbia Bar Association
The Federal Bar Association
Federal Bar Council
American Bar Foundation, fellow
Oliver Ellsworth Inns of Court, Bridgeport Chapter, 1994-1997
Oliver Ellsworth Inns of Court, New Haven Chapter, 1989-1990
Stamford/Norwalk Regional Bar Association
American Bar Foundation, Fellow
American Law Institute, member
Connecticut Bar Foundation, fellow
Federal Grievance Committee (D. Conn.), counsel, 2003-2007
U.S. Supreme Court Historical Society, Connecticut chair, 1995-1996, 2007-2008

Recognition and Community


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Recipient of the District Judges of Connecticut’s Richard Law Award, 2023

Chosen for inclusion in Who's Who Legal USA (Law Business Research Ltd), Business Crime Defense, 2022-2023

Chosen for inclusion in the Chambers USA Legal Directory (Chambers & Partners) of recognized practitioners for Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations in Connecticut, 2008-2023

Selected as the Criminal Defense: White Collar Lawyer of the Year for the Stamford Metro Area by The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White, Inc.), 2018

Chosen for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White, Inc.), Criminal Defense: White Collar, 2008-2024

Selected to the list of Connecticut Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), Criminal Defense: White Collar, Business Litigation, 2006-2022

Recipient of a Judge Learned Hand Award from the American Jewish Committee (AJC) of Westchester/Fairfield, 2017

Recognized as a leading litigation practitioner in Benchmark: Litigation, the Definitive Guide to America's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys, 2015

Selected as the Criminal Defense: White Collar Lawyer of the Year for the Stamford Metro Area by The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White, Inc.), 2014

Selected to Law360's white collar editorial advisory board, 2011

Trinity College, Alumni Medal for Excellence, 2008

Polish American Congress, Connecticut District, Public Service Award, 1994

Arnold Markle Law Enforcement Award, 1991

Trinity College Alumnus of the Year, 1991

Environmental Protection Agency Achievement Award, 1990

AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell (LexisNexis)


Connecticut Governor-Elect Ned Lamont, Transition Team, Steering Committee

Connecticut Business and Industry Association, board of directors (2013-present)

Trinity College, board of trustees (1996-2002)

Stamford Hospital Health Foundation, board of directors (1996-present)

National Conference for Community and Justice, board of directors (1995-2004)

1995 Special Olympics World Summer Games Organizing Committee, Inc., board of directors

University of Connecticut Strategic Planning Management Committee (1993-1994)

Area Advisory Committee of the University of Connecticut at Stamford (1993-1995)

City of Stamford Police Chief Selection Panel, chairman (1993-1994)

The Rehabilitation Center, Inc., board of directors (1993-2002)

Drugs Don't Work!, board of directors (1989-1993, 1994-2000)

St. John's Episcopal Church, Stamford, Connecticut, Vestry (1983-1986)

St. Mark's Episcopal Church, New Canaan, Connecticut, Vestry (2008-2011)

Lawyers Collaborative for Diversity (president 2007-2008, executive committee, 2008-2009)

Children’s Center for Advocacy, board of directors (2008-2011), advisory board (2011-present)

CT Mirror, board of directors (2011-2015)