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Dickie, Lauren

Lauren Dickie

Of Counsel
Direct Tel: +1 202-538-8209
Washington, D.C.
Tel: +1 202 538 8000 Fax: +1 202 538 8100

Lauren Dickie is Of Counsel in Quinn Emanuel’s Investigations, Government Enforcement & White Collar Criminal Defense Practice.  An experienced trial lawyer and former federal prosecutor, Ms. Dickie represents companies, boards of directors, and senior executives in white collar criminal matters, regulatory enforcement proceedings, government investigations and complex civil litigation.

Ms. Dickie’s white collar practice focuses on domestic and international matters involving money laundering, tax and securities fraud, corruption and bribery (including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act), Congressional investigations, whistleblower cases, the False Claims Act, health care fraud (including the Anti-Kickback Statute), government contracting, Dodd-Frank regulations, export controls, and U.S. economic sanctions issues.  Ms. Dickie also has significant experience developing and implementing compliance programs for multinational companies and conducting pre and post acquisition due diligence of target companies to identify and mitigate potential corruption, money laundering and sanction-violations risks. 

Ms. Dickie routinely advises clients based in Europe, Latin and South America, the Middle East and Asia and has considerable experience defending clients in multi-jurisdictional investigations and litigation conducted cooperatively by the United States and foreign regulators.

Ms. Dickie also specializes in civil litigation matters involving breach of contract and indemnification disputes, negligent misrepresentation, common law fraud, and civil claims under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (“RICO”). 

Before joining Quinn Emanuel, Ms. Dickie served as an Assistant United States Attorney (“AUSA”) in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia – a division of the United States Department of Justice – where she prosecuted a variety of crimes, including conspiracy and obstruction of justice, and tried more than 40 criminal cases including approximately 20 jury trials.  As an AUSA, Ms. Dickie also conducted more than 75 grand jury investigations, authored appellate briefs, and argued appeals in both the D.C. Court of Appeals and the D.C. Circuit.  During her tenure at the U.S. Attorney’s office, she received three Special Achievement Awards.

  • Washington University School of Law
    (J.D., 2005)
    • Order of the Coif
    • Dean’s List, 2002-2005
    • ATLA Trial Competition:
      • Semi-finalist, 2005
  • University of Pennsylvania
    (B.A., cum laude, International Relations, 2000)
    • Dean's List
  • The State Bar of Illinois
  • The District of Columbia Bar
  • The Colorado Bar
  • Assistant United States Attorney, United States Attorney’s Office:
    • The District of Columbia, 2009-2014
  • Faculty and Lecturer for the University of St. Gallen Executive Master of European and International Business Law E.M.B.L-HSG (2017-2018)
  • September 2017 Presentation “The Threat of Criminal Prosecution” in Zurich, Switzerland in connection with E.M.B.L.-HSG Program.
  • Co-Author of July 13, 2016 Publication for Practicing Law Institute, titled “Increasing FCPA Enforcement and What it Means for Corporate and Individual Clients”
  • May 2016 Presentation at the 19th Annual Alumni Association Meeting of the University of St. Gallen E.M.B.L.-HSG program in Vienna, Austria titled “Doing Business in and with the United States:  The Threat of Criminal Prosecution” 
  • Co-Author of January 2016 article and corresponding presentation for the Advanced Criminal Law Seminar conducted by the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in Aspen, Colorado titled “Prosecuting and Defending Foreign Conduct in U.S. Courts”
  • August 2015 Key Note Speaker at the IIIIV Latin American Conference on Financial Law organized by the Latin American Bank Federation FELABAN, in Panama City, Panama, on “U.S. Cross-Border Investigations and Enforcement Actions”