Paul Hastings wields an all-star cast of attorneys on the DC FCPA scene.
Timothy Dickinson brings over 30 years of FCPA experience to the firm’s DC office, and acted as lead US counsel to Dutch oil services company SBM Offshore in its dual US-Dutch foreign bribery settlement.
White-collar defence lawyer Bob Luskin is one of the most well-respected litigators in Washington. Having made his way to Paul Hastings after the collapse of his prior firm, Patton Boggs, Luskin has represented clients in three of the five largest FCPA investigations, including French conglomerate Alstom’s US$771 million criminal settlement with the DOJ. Luskin was counsel to more than a dozen senior executives at BNP Paribas in the French bank’s sanctions investigations.
Jay Darden, who also represented Alstom during its FCPA investigation, had worked with Luskin at Patton Boggs. Darden is a former assistant chief in the DOJ criminal division fraud section.
Another former fraud section assistant chief, Nathaniel Edmonds, brings significant FCPA experience. While in government, Edmonds helped author the 2012 FCPA Resource Guide, and has conducted numerous internal investigations into potential foreign bribery while in private practice. He prosecuted the corruption and export controls violation case against UK defence contractor BAE Systems, among others.
Paul Hastings partner Morgan Miller advised Watts Waters Technologies on a US$3.7 million 2011 settlement with the SEC over charges that it violated the FCPA in China.
On current FCPA matters, Miller is co-lead counsel for UK pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline on its foreign bribery investigation – a matter that has affected its operations in China, the Middle East and Eastern Europe. Tara Giunta, vice-chair of the firm’s investigations and white-collar defence practice, is also advising GSK on the matter.
Meanwhile, Michael Levy focuses his practice on criminal defence in high-profile white-collar matters, and has acted for numerous high-ranking executives in the finance industry in matters stemming from the 2008 collapse.
Other partners of note in Paul Hastings’ FCPA practice in Washington, DC, include Corinne Lammers, Kwame Manley, and Amy Carpenter-Holmes.