María González Calvet
Partner, Ropes & Gray LLP
María González Calvet serves as co-chair of the firm’s award-winning global anti-corruption and international risk practice and Latin America initiative. She was formerly a trial attorney in the US Department of Justice’s Criminal Division, Fraud Section, and was a member of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Unit. She was also an in-house executive counsel of a Fortune 500 company.
With a practice that spans two decades, María has conducted internal and government investigations in more than 40 countries around the globe arising from whistleblower complaints, escalations from audits and other front-end monitoring, and benchmarking. Drawing on her former work in government and the corporate sector to help multinational clients across industries, including aerospace, life sciences, energy and private equity, María also works with clients to identify and mitigate corruption risks and to implement effective compliance programmes.
María is widely recognised as a thought leader in anti-corruption, particularly on anti-corruption risks and enforcement trends in Latin America, and her expert commentary is frequently quoted in the press. María also regularly presents at major industry-leading conferences across the globe and hosts webinars, roundtables and podcasts on emerging issues in anti-corruption and compliance.
María is a fluent, native Spanish speaker and an advanced Portuguese speaker