Michael P Heffernan

Michael P Heffernan

Associate, Mayer Brown LLP
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Michael Heffernan is a litigation and dispute resolution associate in Mayer Brown’s New York office. His practice focuses on white-collar defence, anti-corruption and complex internal investigations. Michael has significant experience in investigations led by the US Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission and other regulators. He focuses on FCPA/public corruption, commercial bribery, securities laws, US sanctions, antitrust and money laundering. Michael also has experience of counselling clients on compliance programmes, compliance audits and due diligence arising out of acquisitions and joint ventures, and employee mobility matters.

Prior to joining Mayer Brown, Michael spent a decade as a special agent in the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), where he investigated a wide range of federal crimes, including in the financial services. While serving within the FBI’s International Corruption Unit, he investigated numerous crimes in respect of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, anti-money laundering and international antitrust. In addition, Michael led several multi-jurisdictional task forces conducting racketeering investigations into complex criminal enterprises and ultra-violent gangs.

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