Maria Gonzalez Calvet left the Justice Department in August 2014. She is now executive counsel for global investigations at General Electric.
Calvet came to the Justice Department in November 2010 after six years with Morgan Lewis & Bockius, where she worked on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act matters as an associate.
In 2009, while at Morgan Lewis, she presented a workshop discussion on the FCPA entitled, "Minimizing Risk and Defining New Strategies in Global Anti-Corruption". And in January 2010, she co-penned a client alert on the FCPA Africa Sting case.
Calvet was one of the prosecutors assigned to the Direct Access Partners case, in which a Securities and Exchange Commission exam led to foreign bribery charges against the New York-based brokerage, which was accused of paying overseas bribes to obtain business trading Venezuelan bonds. The Venezuelan bribe taker in the case, a bank official, pleaded guilty in November 2013 to related money laundering and Travel Act violations.
Before joining the FCPA unit, Calvet was involved in prosecuting healthcare fraud, including a case revealed in February 2011 in which 111 individuals were charged in South Florida with US$225 million in false billings.
According to her Linkedin profile, she also speaks Spanish and Portuguese.
Calvet is a 2003 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania law school. She clerked for US District Judge Legrome D Davis, a George W Bush appointee who sits in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. She has a master's degree in English from Penn State University and completed her undergraduate work at the University of Pennsylvania in 1997.