BECKET MARUM represents individuals and corporations in investigations and enforcement actions by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and other law enforcement authorities. Becket defends clients in matters involving, among other things, allegations of accounting fraud, bank fraud, securities fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations and False Claims Act violations. In addition to his work on enforcement matters, Becket conducts internal corporate investigations involving allegations of criminal, civil and ethical misconduct. He is experienced with electronic discovery and data privacy.
Becket is actively involved in pro bono matters. He has helped individuals retain custody of their children, avoid eviction and enforce their contractual rights.
Prior to joining Sidley, Becket clerked for the Honorable Stephen J. Murphy, III of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Becket also completed a pro bono fellowship with the Barbara McDowell Appellate Advocacy Project at the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia.
Becket earned his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was an editor for the Virginia Law Review. Prior to attending law school, he received his B.S.E in Civil Engineering from the University of Michigan.