Maria Gonzalez Calvet left the Justice Department in August 2014. She became an executive counsel for global investigations at General Electric, and then later joined Ropes & Gray as a partner.
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.