Wendell represents businesses and individuals in complex federal trial litigation, with particular emphasis in antitrust litigation, government antitrust investigations, and white-collar criminal defense. Wendell conducts compliance training and counseling on a full spectrum of antitrust and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act issues. Wendell's clients are drawn from a broad range of industries, including telecommunications, manufacturing, food and beverages, pharmaceuticals, technology and software, and banking and finance.
Wendell served as Counsel to the Deputy Attorney General of the United States Department of Justice, where he participated in oversight of the Antitrust, Tax and Civil Divisions, as well as the Office of the Pardon Attorney, the Community Relations Service and the United States Parole Commission. In this capacity, he also helped to improve and implement DOJ policies and programs such as the Attorney General's Honors Program and the Drug Free Work Zone Program. Wendell also served as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the District of Columbia, where he handled all aspects of trial litigation, including motions, examinations of fact and expert witnesses at trial, opening and closing arguments sentencing, and post-trial motions and arguments. Previously, as a prosecutor in the Richmond Commonwealth Attorney's Office, Wendell prosecuted over 100 criminal trials. Committed to pro bono work, he has represented criminal defendants in Federal Project Exile and Project Safe Neighborhood cases and obtained a five-figure state court jury verdict on behalf of a tenant in a fraud suit against a notorious Richmond landlord.