Devon Little

Senior Associate

212 335 2036

dlittle@wmhlaw.com

Devon represents individuals and corporations in white collar and commercial litigation matters in both state and federal courts as well as regulatory proceedings. She takes a collaborative approach to developing legal strategies, outlining the pros and cons of every decision and encouraging her clients to contribute their perspectives.

Devon has been involved in government investigations in a range of industries, from public affairs to health care and financial services. Her experience also includes preparing clients for interviews, depositions, and court appearances.

Devon’s practice draws on her prior experience in civil litigation related to contract, franchise, and real estate disputes. As an associate at a New York-based Global 100 law firm, she represented a franchisor against several simultaneous cases alleging violation of state wage payment laws, misclassification of franchisees as employees, and unfair and deceptive trade practices, and mediated a multimillion-dollar real estate dispute involving allegations of fraud.

An active contributor of legal scholarship, Devon has co-authored articles in the New York Law Journal and BNA’s Health Care Fraud Report on the size of U.S. Supreme Court cases and enforcement trends in health care investigations, respectively.

Experience

Defended a cooperating witness in connection with the Department of Justice’s investigation of FIFA.

Defended senior management at an interstate transportation entity in connection with an investigation by the New York County District Attorney’s Office.

Defended individuals charged with money laundering and gunpoint robbery (as Criminal Justice Act counsel).

Defended a major financial services company in connection with various regulatory investigations, including the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Counseled a major financial services company in connection with various FINRA investigations.

Represented individual sales representatives of a major pharmaceutical company in a federal investigation involving allegations of off-label promotion and anti-kickback violations.

Served as part of a trial team that defended an investment advisor against charges of securities fraud throughout the course of a four-week administrative proceeding.

Activities

Professional Affiliations

  • Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York, Western New York Chapter
  • New York State Bar Association

Community Activities

  • Volunteer, PAWS New England (dog rescue)