• A leading defense contractor as lead counsel defending and responding to investigations arising under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
    • Transportation authority in response to a whistleblower complaint concerning one of the largest current civil engineering projects in the U.S. 
    • A number of former employees at a major software company in relation to an investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) into allegations of potential bribery and corruption of Indonesian government officials.
    • An engineering and construction subsidiary of one of South Korea’s largest conglomerates in connection with two state grand jury subpoenas seeking information about the company’s procurement and performance of contracts with the U.S. government. A multi-national businessman and contractor of the Venezuelan State charged by the U.S. DOJ in the Southern District of Florida relating to allegations that he laundered money stolen from a state-owned oil and natural gas company. 
    • A senior level executive in the internal investigation of a major federally-funded institution. The investigation stemmed from false accusations of a disgruntled employee.
    • Former CFO of a leading Japanese electronics company in an SEC investigation into the company’s potential violations of the federal securities laws. 
    • A defense contractor and an individual employee in connection with a joint-criminal investigation conducted by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction and U.S. Department of Justice. The matter involves criminal allegations of corruption and fraud pertaining to the administration of U.S. government contracts in Afghanistan.
    •  A sports labor union in their response to a Department of Justice and Drug Enforcement Agency investigation into allegations of improperly providing medications to its member clubs.
    • Two universities in an internal review of their Division 1 basketball and football programs to assess exposure to potential violations of National Collegiate Athletic Administration (NCAA) rules and applicable law, resulting in proposed enhancements to the NCAA compliance programs of both universities.
    • A former government compliance officer of an information technology consulting firm in connection with criminal and civil investigations into the accounting practices at a professional services firm. The investigation concerns billing practices relating to its government contracts.
    •  A university investigation into potential misconduct by staff members and students. Our team conducted a swift and comprehensive internal investigation and provided recommendations to prevent recurrence.
    • A large US defense company in connection with managing the response to a ransomware attack on the company’s sensitive data.
    • Social media company in providing comprehensive strategic advice in response to administrative subpoenas issued by federal immigration authorities requesting information about customer accounts. 
    • A leading defense company in responding to a national security subpoena for documents related to the sale of vehicles to the UAE and Saudi governments, as well as involvement in provision of equipment to enemies of the US. We investigated the issue and presented our findings to the DC USAO, National Security Section.
    • A pharmaceutical company in relation to a subpoena for documents related to prior authorizations and copayments for an opioid overdose medication for which the company provides services in processing prescriptions from medical offices through patient delivery. 
    • Syracuse University, B.A., 1992
    • Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., 1995
    • District of Columbia
    • Maryland
    • New Jersey
    • Supreme Court of the United States
    • Corporate America Can Be a Powerful Force for Good to Root Out Modern-Day Slavery, The State of Criminal Justice 2021, American Bar Association
    • Superior Court of the District of Columbia, Honorable Cheryl Long
    • Commissioner, Judicial Nomination Commission for the District of Columbia
    • Trustee, Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia Board of Trustees
    • Trustee, Syracuse University Board of Trustees
    • Board Member, Syracuse College of Law Board of Advisors 
    • Committee Member, Advisory Committee of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia
    • Immediate past general counsel and member, 100 Black Men of America, Inc. (Washington D.C.)
    • Member, National Association of Former United States Attorneys
    • Member, National Black Prosecutor’s Association
    • Member, National Bar Association
    • Member, The Sidwell Friends School Alumni Committee
    • White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations for the District of Columbia, Chambers USA
    • Corporate Investigations and White-Collar Criminal Defense, Legal 500 US
    • Washington, DC’s Best Lawyers: Criminal Defense-White Collar, Washingtonian 2021
    • Working Dad of the Year, Working Mother Magazine 2020
    • Black Leaders Worth Watching, Profiles in Diversity Journal 2020
    • Leading Lawyer, Lawdragon 500 2020
    • Most Influential Black Lawyers, Savoy Magazine 2018
    • Diversity Leader Award, Profiles in Diversity Journal 2018
    • DE&I and ESG: As the World Turns 2021 Permanent & Private Capital Summit, Virtual Conference (June 2-3, 2021)
    • Justice in America: A Fireside Conversation with Exonoree Jarrett Adams (July 18, 2020)
    • The Conundrum of The Black Prosecutor — National Black Prosecutors Association, Washington DC (October 23, 2019)
    • 56 Black Men — Panelist on Dechert's UK Black History Month event showcasing 56 Black Men, the photographic exhibition (October 3, 2019)
    • The Embassy Law Series: Criminal Proceedings in the U.S. — Washington, D.C. (June 25, 2019)
    • Anatomy of a Trial, The Rosenberg Spy Case — American College of Trial Lawyers and the ABA Litigation Section (May 1, 2019)
    • Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) — 2019 Rainmaker Award Recipient (March 2019)
    • National Bar Association's Wiley Branton Symposium Presented at Google and Facebook — Championing Civil Rights: The Role of Social Media, Artificial In Intelligence and the Internet of Things and Reaping Rewards: Corporate Counsel and Law Firm Partners Discuss the Benefits of Courageously Investing in Diversity (November 2018) 
    • Media, Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things Bloomberg Law Leadership Forum — New York (May 23, 2018)
      Defending FCPA Compliance Programs to the Agencies — ACI Annual Conference on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, National Harbor, MD (November 30, 2017)
    • Community Law: Attorneys Impacting Diverse Communities Through Law — Syracuse University - Coming Back Together, Syracuse, NY (September 15, 2017)
    • 2017 ‘40 Under 40' Nation's Best Advocate Awards Gala — National Bar Association, Toronto (August 2, 2017)
    • Keynote speaker, Managing a Corporate Crisis: Strategies for Isolating a Crisis and Controlling the Public Narrative While Meeting Your Ethical Obligations and Maintaining Privilege — In-House Toolkit: The Nuts and Bolts Presented by ACC of NYC, New York, NY (June 15, 2017)
    • Keynote speaker, The Perfect Storm: An Update on the Convergence of Criminal and Civil Litigation — Greater Philadelphia ACC In-House Counsel Conference, Philadelphia, PA (April 27, 2017)
    • From the Boardroom to the Courtroom - A Price Worth Paying? - Omaha, NE (March 22, 2017)
    • Keynote speaker, The State of Policing in Black America — Washington Bar Association, Washington, DC (January 14, 2017)
      FCPA Compliance Program Lab, 33rd International Conference on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act — American Conference Institute, Washington, DC (November 29, 2016)
    • Regulation and Anti-Corruption – How to Manage Risk within Your Organisation — FinanceAsia's 5th Compliance Summit Asia, Hong Kong (November 17, 2016)
    • 4 Cs: Essentials for Corporate Compliance and Cooperation Credit — The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, Hong Kong (November 15, 2016)
    • Anti-Corruption and Investigations — Compliance Summit Southeast Asia, Singapore (August 24, 2016)
    • Roundtable Discussion on Enforcement Trends — Singapore (August 23, 2016)