Chadbourne & Parke

Chadbourne partner Abbe Lowell is one of the best-known criminal defence lawyers in Washington, having represented an array of high-profile political figures over the years. He’s currently representing Miami-based sports marketing executive Aaron Davidson, who was among those indicted in 2015 in Brooklyn, New York, in connection with the ongoing corruption investigation of world soccer governing body Fifa. Davidson has pleaded not guilty. 

The firm has three partners in Washington working on Foreign Corrupt Practices matters: Lowell, Keith Rosen and Christopher Man. The partners focus on several industries: mining and minerals, energy, aviation and gaming. 

The firm's white-collar defence practice, including the anti-corruption practice, predominantly represents individuals and foreign companies. 

Chadbourne's partners work on all aspects of FCPA-related work, including defending clients in government investigations, advising on merger due diligence and building compliance programmes.   

The Chadbourne team has recently represented a large South American company responding to allegations of improper payments to multiple government officials, and has developed numerous compliance policy programmes for corporations in various industrial sectors in Latin America, the Middle East and North Africa regions.  

The firm is also advising a potential target in the United Nations bribery scandal; no charges against the individual have been filed. Chadbourne partners have also conducted anti-corruption diligence on potential corporate acquisitions and investments in multiple countries across Latin America, including Brazil, Mexico and Colombia. 

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