Palmina M Fava
Partner, Vinson & Elkins LLP
Palmina M Fava is a partner at Vinson & Elkins LLP, based in the New York office. Palmina specialises in internal and government investigations, white-collar criminal defence, corporate governance counselling, and litigation related to anti-corruption, anti-money laundering and anti-bribery laws, accounting fraud, market manipulation, bid rigging and unfair trade practices, off-label pharmaceutical marketing, misappropriation of trade secrets, cyber breaches and data privacy, and breaches of duty. Palmina represents clients across industries and jurisdictions, with a particular focus on the technology, financial services, energy, and life sciences sectors.
Palmina has been recognised by Latinvex as one of Latin America’s Top 100 Female Lawyers; The Legal 500 as a specialist in Latin America; Who’s Who Legal and Global Investigations Review for Investigations; Ethisphere’s Attorneys Who Matter; NY Super Lawyers; and Trademark Publishing Women of Distinction, a publication that selects high profile professionals based on positions of leadership, academic achievements, creative works, public speaking, and contributions to the community.
Palmina represents companies and individuals before the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), other federal and state agencies, international regulatory bodies, and the courts, including the United States Supreme Court.
Additionally, Palmina provides comprehensive and practical compliance advice, designing and implementing business-savvy compliance programmes and internal controls tailored to a company’s particular risk profile. She also conducts third party and M&A due diligence, develops and provides compliance training, and drafts contractual compliance reps and warranties.
Palmina graduated cum laude from Georgetown University in 1994 and received her J.D. with honours from Fordham University School of Law in 1997. Palmina is fluent in Italian and proficient in Spanish and Portuguese.