Steptoe & Johnson
Steptoe boasts at least 11 DC-based partners who advise on FCPA matters. Among them, Lucinda Low, a partner and member of Steptoe’s managing committee, who is known as a dean of Washington’s FCPA bar.
Low has worked on some of the biggest recent foreign bribery investigations, including a representation of an executive at Avon. Low’s reputation as a leading FCPA practitioner is bolstered by her active role in the anti-corruption community, serving on Transparency International USA’s board of directors and as president of the American Society of International Law. She also represents companies before the World Bank.
She is joined in Washington by Brian Heberlig, an experienced white-collar defence attorney who secured an acquittal for the highest ranking executive implicated in the Deepwater Horizon disaster and represented a former Blackwater security guard convicted in connection with the shooting deaths of unarmed Iraqi civilians in 2007.
Ed Krauland is a member of Steptoe’s international department, where he helps to manage the firm’s extensive international regulatory practice, taking a particular focus on sanctions issues. Much of Krauland’s – and the firm’s – sanctions practice is centered on European financial institutions and multinational conglomerates.
Other lawyers who advise clients on white-collar and FCPA matters include Tom Best, Brigida Benitez, Christopher Conte, Andrew Irwin, Reid Weingarten, Matthew Herrington, Erik Kitchen, and Brittany Prelogar.
The firm has advised companies such as Tidewater Marine International, Hercules Offshore, Control Components, and Barrick Gold on FCPA internal investigations.