Quinn emanuel trial lawyers

Smith, Richard C.

Richard C. Smith

Partner

  Biography

Richard Smith is a partner in Quinn Emanuel’s Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Smith’s practice focuses on complex litigation, white collar criminal defense, transactional and third party due diligence, risk assessment, creation and review of anticorruption policies and procedures, and US-centric and transnational corporate internal investigations for public and private companies.

He has extensive experience representing corporate entities, their executives and employees in connection with grand jury investigations, civil and criminal trials and hearings, transnational regulatory investigation and enforcement proceedings, federal and state criminal prosecutions, criminal antitrust investigations and prosecutions, and False Claims Act and Healthcare Fraud investigations. He also has experience representing business entities and executives in such civil matters as breach of contracts, tortious interference of business relationships, business conspiracy, fraud, criminal conversion and forum non conveniens. Due to his extensive experience handling high-profile matters, Richard is often called on by the national media for commentary. Among others, he has appeared on CNN, 20/20 and has been quoted in The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and Birmingham News.

Richard was the former Principal Deputy Chief for Litigation of the Fraud Section of the Department of Justice (DOJ), Criminal Division where he supervised the litigation activities of all trial attorneys in the investigation, indictment, and trial of criminal matters involving violations of conspiracy, wire and mail fraud, bank fraud, securities fraud, false books and records, obstruction of justice, money laundering, Healthcare Fraud, FCPA, and RICO statutes among others, and has 25 years of trial experience, handling over 100 criminal and civil cases in state and federal courts throughout the US.

While at the DOJ, Richard tried the first cases prosecuted under the Sarbanes-Oxley statute and was instrumental in executing a new strategy to quickly investigate and prosecute corporate fraud matters. Richard also was Counsel to the Director of the Executive Office for the US Attorneys where he served as the attorney-advisor to the Attorney General's Advisory Committee and represented the interests of all US Attorneys. For five consecutive years, Richard received the “Special Achievement Award” recognizing his work at the DOJ.

He previously worked for six years as an Assistant US Attorney in the Southern District of Texas, where he conducted long term grand jury investigations, prosecuted and tried numerous complex white collar and public corruption cases, and successfully argued four cases before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. He began his career trying criminal cases as an Assistant State Attorney in Jacksonville, Florida.

Richard previously sat on the board of directors of a public company called Exactech, Inc. At Exactech, a manufacturer of innovative solutions that improve patient outcomes for hip, knee, shoulder and spine surgery and distributes in more than 30 markets, including in the U.S., Europe, Latin America, Asia and the Pacific, he chairs the Nominating and Governance Committee and sits on the Audit Committee.   He works with boards of directors, general counsel and in-house legal teams, to design and implement effective governance and compliance programs. Additionally, Richard advises boards and executives on crisis management.

  Notable Representations

  • Defended a corporate entity and its Chairman of the Board of in a suit by the corporate entity’s former President and Chief Executive Officer for alleged wrongful termination seeking millions in damages and all allowable cost and expenses he incurred in connection with the matter. The plaintiff asserted numerous claims, including, fraudulent misrepresentation, negligent misrepresentation. breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, promissory estoppel, and wrongful discharge in violation of public policy. We were retained four days before our motion to dismiss was due. We quickly prepared and the court grant our motion to dismiss in part and entered an order that signal the remainder of the case probably would not survive a motion for summary judgement. The case was settled within 40 days of our retention.
  • Co-Lead counsel in the representation of the Odebrecht Group in connection with the civil and criminal investigations flowing from the Petroleo Brasileiro (“Petrobras”) bribery scandal (“Lava Jato”), the largest corruption scandal in the history of Latin America. We helped secure a global resolution of the company’s criminal liability in the U.S., Brazil, and Switzerland which allowed it to continue operating despite allegations which constituted an existential threat.
  • Retained by the NFLPA retained analyze legal options and to defend its interests in the arbitration proceedings brought by former San Francisco 49er quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, against the NFL and its teams regarding allegations that the NFL has entered into and enforced an agreement to prohibit Mr. Kaepernick from being signed by any NFL team in retaliation for his protests expressed during the national anthem at games.
  • Retained by the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) to conduct an independent internal investigation of the National Football League (NFL) and Baltimore Ravens' disciplinary proceedings in the Ray Rice matter.
  • Retained by a major healthcare entity to negotiate a settlement of a healthcare fraud and False Claims act case.
  • Represented the NFLPA in the New Orleans Saints' “Bountygate” scandal and arbitration.
  • Represented the NFLPA in the Miami Dolphins' bullying investigation.
  • Represented an executive in the Marine Hose Cartel investigation.
  • Represented a major energy and chemical company in their defense of a suit by environmental activists. The D.C. court of appeals unanimously affirmed a lower court judgment dismissing a case against the client.
  • Represented multinational energy companies before the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Committee (SEC) in an investigation related to allegations of FCPA violations.
  • Represented former senior executives of a multinational energy company in a DOJ and SEC investigation into alleged FCPA violations.
  • Obtained a declination from the United States Attorney's Office, in relation to an investigation of alleged criminal healthcare fraud violations by a healthcare entity.
  • Representation of healthcare company in qui tam health care fraud litigation and parallel criminal investigation for alleged violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute.
  • Obtained a declination from the United States Attorney's Office, in relation to an investigation of alleged criminal healthcare fraud and obstruction of justice violations by an insurance company.
  • Represented a director during testimony before the Antitrust Division of the DOJ in relation to an investigation of allegation of price fixing and cartel activity.
  • Represented food produce industry company before the United States Attorney's Office and the DOJ Civil Division and Fraud Section in relation to False Claims Act allegations.
  • Dismissal of RICO lawsuits filed in Federal and State court.
  • Represented multinational energy company in a grand jury, BIS, OFAC, and SEC investigations relating to sanctioned country restrictions and the FCPA.
  • Represented companies in preparing production of documents in relation to Congressional investigations.
  • Represented individuals during grand jury investigations.

  Education

  • University of Houston Law Center
  • (LL.M., Health 2000)
    • Dean's Award 

  • University of Florida College of Law
    (J.D., 1987)

  • University of Florida 
    (M.A., Political Science, 1984)

  • Alabama A&M University 
    (B.A., Political Science, 1983)

  Admissions

The District of Columbia Bar; The State Bar of Florida; United States Court of Appeals: Fifth Circuit, District of Columbia Circuit; United States District Courts: Middle District of Florida, District of Columbia, District of Maryland

  Prior Associations

  • Norton Rose Fulbright:
    • Partner, 2007-2016
    • Head of the U.S. Regulatory and Governmental Investigations Practice
    • Chair of the Global White Collar Crime and Government Investigations Practice Group
    • Chair of the FCPA and International Anti-Corruption Practice Group

  • Ackerman Senterfitt: 
    • Head of White Collar and Chair of Litigation in the DC Office, 2005-2007

  • United States Department of Justice, Criminal Division:
    • Principal Deputy Chief for Litigation of the Fraud Section, 2001-2005

  • Executive Office United States Attorneys:
    • Counsel to the Director, 1998 - 2001

  • United States Attorney's Office, Southern District of Texas
    • Assistant U.S. Attorney, 1992-1998

  • Office of the State Attorney, Jacksonville, Florida
    • Assistant State Attorney, 1987-1991

  • University of Florida College of Law Prosecutor/Public Defender Trial Training Program:
    • Faculty Member, 1993-1998

  Awards

  • Named among Savoy magazine’s “Most Influential Black Lawyers”, 2018
  • Honored by The University of Houston Law Alumni Association with the 2018 Dean’s Award, recognizing exceptional alumni of the University of Houston Law Center. 
  • Selected for Membership of the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys as one of the "10 Best Attorneys" for the District of Columbia, 2017-2018
  • The University of Houston Law Alumni Association honored Richard Smith with the 2018 Dean’s Award, recognizing exceptional alumni of the University of Houston Law Center. 
  • Top 100, National Black Lawyers, 2015-2018
  • Washington D.C. Super Lawyer, Criminal Defense: White Collar, Thomson Reuters, 2013-2018
  • Recommended Lawyer - Antitrust, The Legal 500 USA, 2014
  • Outstanding Service and Leadership Award, The Attorney General's Advisory Committee of the U.S. Attorneys, 2001
  • Arthur S. Fleming Award, for outstanding federal employees, George Washington University, 1999
  • Director's Award for Superior Performance, U.S. Department of Justice, Executive Office for the U.S. Attorneys, 1998
  • Award for outstanding prospective skills and assistance provided to the FBI in the Starr County, Texas Public Corruption Investigation of Sheriff Eugenio “Gene” Falcon, U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 1998
  • Special Commendation for the successful prosecution of Operation Mr. Clean, U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Texas, 1998
  • Outstanding Professional Counsel and Prosecution, Eduardo Payan Investigation, U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Inspector General, 1997
  • Certificate of Service and Academic Achievement, Florida Bar Foundation Public Service Law Fellow, University of Florida College of Law and the Center for Governmental Responsibility, 1986-1987

Publications and Lectures

  • Co-Contributing Editor and Co-Author, "Employee Rights 2018," Global Investigation Review, May 2018
  • Featured in, “There’s a Problem, Now What? Richard Smith of Quinn Emanuel Discusses Framing Voluntary Disclosure to Minimize Cost and Maximize Credit ,” FCPA Report, March 15, 2017
  • Co-author, “DOJ launches pilot program for FCPA cases,” Norton Rose Fulbright Legal Update, April 11, 2016
  • Co-author, “Hoskins - a limit on the U.S. long-arm reach over corruption,” Fraud Intelligence, October 2015
  • Co-author, “Caldwell Remarks Clarify Yates Memo's Purpose,” Law360, September 30, 2015
  • Co-author, ”DOJ Announces New Policy on Prosecuting Corporate Individuals,” LexisNexis Legal Newsroom: Corporate, September 16, 2015
  • Co-author, “A Few Lessons From FCPA Trial Of Ex-PetroTiger CEO,” Law360, June 25, 2015
  • Co-author, “FIFA Indictment May Present Challenges For DOJ,” Law360, June 3, 2015
  • Co-author, “Anti-Corruption Enforcement Is Escalating Worldwide,” Law360, May 27, 2015
  • Co-author with Marsha Z. Gerber, Cristina K. Lunders, and Kate Hunter, “The Dodd-Frank Act Whistleblower Provisions and the SEC Whistleblower Program in 2014,” State Bar of Texas Corporate Counsel Section Newsletter, Winter 2015
  • Co-author, “Deferred Prosecution and Non-Prosecution Agreements in the United States, England, and Walesm,” The Review of Securities & Commodities Regulation, February 4, 2015
  • Co-author, “FCPA and Shareholder Lawsuits: Avon Wins Dismissal, but Companies Must Remain Vigilant,” Norton Rose Fulbright - Legal update (Also reprinted with permission by Main Justice), October 3, 2014
  • Co-author, “SEC awards $30 million to foreign whistleblower,” Norton Rose Fulbright, September 2014
  • Co-author, “11th Circuit decision defines 'foreign official',” Norton Rose Fulbright, May 20, 2014
  • Co-author, “Cutting the ties that bind - Company obtains favorable FCPA Opinion for government official buyout,” Norton Rose Fulbright - Legal update, March 27, 2014
  • Co-author, “Aggressive FCPA Prosecutions Against Individuals Continue,” Law360, March 6, 2014
  • Co-author, “Business ethics and anti-corruption world,” Norton Rose Fulbright - Global Bulletin, February 2014
  • Co-author, ”Government contractor affiliate suspensions,” Norton Rose Fulbright - Legal update, January 14, 2014
  • Co-author, “FCPA settlement for German-based engineering company,” Norton Rose Fulbright - Legal update, December 20, 2013
  • Co-author, “Combating FCPA Charges: Is Resistance Futile?” Virginia Journal of International Law, December 1, 2013
  • Co-author, “Takeaways From Stryker's FCPA Settlement” Law360, November 14, 2013
  • Co-author, “Takeaways From Diebold's FCPA Settlements” Law360, November 4, 2013
  • Co-author, ”Stryker pays $13.2 million to SEC to resolve FCPA allegations,” Norton Rose Fulbright - Legal update, October 28, 2013
  • Co-author, ”Diebold pays $48 million to resolve bribery allegations,” Norton Rose Fulbright - Legal update, October 24, 2013
  • Co-author, “How To Avoid Pitfalls Of Hiring Gov't Officials' Relatives” Law360, September 25, 2013
  • Co-author, “Hiring a problem: Avoiding the pitfalls of employing relatives of government officials,” Legal update, September 18, 2013
  • Co-author, “Without Any Allegations of Bribery, SEC Charges Company and Executives Under FCPA's Accounting Provisions,” Fulbright Briefing, May 21, 2013
  • Co-author, “4 Takeaways From 2nd Highest FCPA Penalty,” Law360, May 14, 2013
  • Co-author, “Lessons From Philips FCPA Settlement Over Polish Bribes,” Law360, May 7, 2013
  • Co-author, “Protect Your Company From FCPA Risks In Latin America,” Law360, April 29, 2013
  • Co-author, “In SEC's First Ever FCPA Non-Prosecution Agreement, SEC and DOJ Enter Into Parallel Agreements With Ralph Lauren Corporation; Total of $1.6 Million In Fines and Penalties,” Fulbright Briefing, April 25, 2013
  • Co-author, “In first corporate FCPA enforcement action of 2013, Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V. enters into administrative settlement with the SEC,” Fulbright Alert, April 10, 2013
  • Co-author, “Four former Bizjet employees charged for FCPA violations, Two plead guilty,” Fulbright Briefing, April 9, 2013
  • Co-author, “Second Highest FCPA Civil Penalty Handed Down for Siemens Executive,” Fulbright Briefing, April 2013
  • Co-author, “10 Anti-Corruption Developments To Expect This Year,” Law360, March 6, 2013
  • Co-author, “Anti-Corruption Regulation in 2013 and a Review of 2012 Major Developments,” The International Law Firm of Fulbright & Jaworski - Securities, March 4, 2013
  • Co-author, “Transparency International Releases the 2012 Corruption Perception Index,” Fulbright Alert, December 5, 2012
  • Co-author, “First Bank of Delaware to Pay $15M for Violating Anti-Money Laundering Laws,” Fulbright Briefing, November 21, 2012
  • Co-author, “Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. and Norton Rose Analyze the Much-Anticipated FCPA Guidance,” Fulbright Briefing, November 16, 2012
  • Co-author, “Orthofix, Pfizer FCPA Cases A Sign Of What's To Come,” Law360, September 21, 2012
  • Co-author, “Deferred prosecution agreements: UK-style,” Thomson Reuters Accelus, September 6, 2012
  • Co-author, “Snapshot: The Latest Medical Device FCPA Settlement,” Law360, July 19, 2012
  • Co-author, “Orthofix Makes Latest Medical Device FCPA Settlement,” Fulbright Briefing, July 13, 2012
  • Co-author, “2011 Anti-Corruption Year In Review,” Law360, March 19, 2012
  • Co-author, “Key Points From The O'Shea Acquittal,” Law360, February 6, 2012
  • Co-author, “Gossip and Conclusory Statements Insufficient to Prove FCPA Charges: Key Points From the O'Shea Acquittal,” Fulbright Briefing, January 23, 2012
  • Co-author, “U.S. V. Bourke,” Law360, January 12, 2012
  • Co-author, “Critical Findings and Practical Lessons: Conviction Against First Corporate Defendant Tried For FCPA Violations Vacated Because of Prosecutorial Misconduct,” Fulbright Briefing, December 8, 2011
  • Co-author, “Prosecuting Individuals To Deter FCPA Violations,” Law360, November 30, 2011
  • Co-author, “U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act versus the UK Bribery Act: A Perspective From Both Sides of the Pond,” Serious Economic Crime: A Boardroom Guide to Prevention and Compliance, November 30, 2011
  • Co-author, “The Latest In FCPA Enforcement,” Law360, November 1, 2011
  • Co-author, “To Pay Or Not To Pay For Gov't Official Travel,” Law360, September 26, 2011
  • Co-author, “House Hearing Suggests FCPA Amendments May Be Forthcoming,” Fulbright Briefing, June 17, 2011
  • Co-author, “Recent FCPA Guilty Plea Demonstrates the DOJ's Ongoing Commitment to Prosecuting Executives for FCPA Violations,” Fulbright Briefing, May 24, 2011
  • Co-author, “The FCPA's Increasingly Global Reach,” Law360 Competition, May 19, 2011
  • Co-author, “Tenaris Settles FCPA Charges: First Use of Deferred Prosecution Agreement by the SEC,” Fulbright Alert, May 18, 2011
  • Co-author, “Federal Jury Convicts FCPA Defendants, Including First Corporate FCPA Defendant To Be Convicted,” Fulbright Alert, May 11, 2011
  • Co-author, “The Tipping Point In Global FCPA Enforcement,” Law360, April 13, 2011
  • Co-author, “JGC Corporation Settles FCPA Charges: DOJ's Expansive Jurisdictional Reach Results in Stiff Penalties,” Fulbright Briefing, April 8, 2011
  • Co-author, “California Court Retains Government's Broad Interpretation of 'Foreign Official' Under the FCPA,” Fulbright Alert, April 4, 2011
  • Co-author, “International Reach of UK Bribery Act Drawn Back as UK Government Release Long-Awaited Guidance,” Fulbright Alert, March 31, 2011
  • Co-author, “China Remains An FCPA Hot Spot,” Law360, February 24, 2011
  • Co-author, “SEC Initiates Investigation of Financial Institutions and Sovereign Wealth Funds for Potential FCPA Violations,” Fulbright Briefing, February 18, 2011
  • Co-author, “FCPA Guidance In Alcatel-Lucent Settlements,” Law 360, February 1, 2011
  • Co-author, “U.S. Senate Hearing on FCPA Enforcement,” International Anti-Corruption Committee Newsletter, January 2011
  • Co-author, “Granados and Caceres Indictments Latest in FCPA Individual Prosecutions,” Fulbright Briefing, December 22, 2010
  • Co-author, “Congress Examines FCPA Enforcement,” Fulbright Briefing, December 3, 2010
  • Co-author, “SEC Proposes New Rules to Incentivize Whistleblower Reports and Prevent 'Unintended Consequences' for Corporations,” Fulbright Briefing, December 2, 2010
  • Co-author, “The Effect of Sentencing Guidelines Amendments,” Law360, December 2010
  • Co-author, “Amendments to Organisational Sentencing Guidelines Take Effect,” International Law Office, November 15, 2010
  • Co-author, “Amendments to Organizational Sentencing Guidelines Take Effect, Impact Corporate Compliance,” Fulbright Briefing, November 4, 2010
  • “Top Compliance Risks for Boards,” Corporate Board Member Magazine, Fourth Quarter, 2010
  • Co-author, “FCPA Pharma Investigation Expands,” Fulbright Briefing, August 19, 2010
  • Co-author, “DOJ Issues Guidance on Government-Compelled Grants,” International Law Office, August 16, 2010
  • Co-author, “DOJ Issues FCPA Guidance on Government-Compelled Grants,” Fulbright Briefing, July 30, 2010
  • Co-author, “Dodd-Frank Act to Have Major Implications on Foreign Corrupt Practices,” Fulbright Briefing, July 21, 2010
  • Co-author, “DOJ and SEC Extract $338 Million in Fines and Disgorgement from French Issuer for FCPA Violation,” Fulbright Alert, June 2010
  • Co-author, “U.S. Supreme Court Narrows 'Honest Services' Fraud Statute,” Fulbright Alert, June 2010
  • Co-author, “Corporate Governance At-A-Glance,” The International Law Firm of Fulbright & Jaworski - Corporate Governance, May 25, 2010
  • Co-author, “First DOJ Opinion Procedure Release of 2010 Permits Payment to Foreign Official,” Fulbright Briefing, May 18, 2010
  • Co-author, “The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: The Healthcare Industry is Under the Microscope,” American Health Lawyers Association, April 13, 2010
  • Co-author, “Bribery Act 2010: A New Era for UK Enforcement of Bribery and Corruption Offences?,” Fulbright Alert, April 9, 2010
  • Co-author, “Guilty Plea Highlights Increased FCPA Enforcement in 2010,” Fulbright Briefing, March 19, 2010
  • Co-author, “International Regulatory Cooperation: Court of Appeal Supports FSA's Assistance of SEC in Request for Documents,” Fulbright Briefing, March 4, 2010
  • Co-author, “White Collar Crime,” The Champion, March 2010
  • Co-author, “FCPA Enforcement Update: DOJ Targets the Health Care Industry,” Fulbright Briefing, February 9, 2010
  • Co-author, “DOJ Launches the Largest Single Investigation and Prosecution Action Against Individuals in the History of the FCPA,” Fulbright Alert, January 20, 2010
  • Co-author, “DOJ and SEC Impose Penalties Against UTStarcom for FCPA Violations,” Fulbright Briefing, January 6, 2010
  • Co-author, “Managing Corporate Conduct: The Board's Role in Internal Investigations,” Corporate Board Member, First Quarter 2010
  • Co-author, “Increased International Anti-Corruption Enforcement Highlighted in Fine Imposed by German Authorities,” Fulbright Briefing, December 18, 2009
  • Co-author, “Recent International Anti-Corruption Enforcement Efforts & Compliance Guidance,” Fulbright Briefing, December 14, 2009
  • “Honest Services Fraud Before the Supreme Court: What to Expect and What Is at Stake,” Washington Legal Foundation, December 2, 2009
  • Co-author, “Former Manager of Texas Business Arrested for His Role in Conspiring to Bribe
  • Mexican Officials,” Fulbright Briefing, November 24, 2009
  • Co-author, “Former U.S. Representative William Jefferson Sentenced to 13 Years' Imprisonment,” Fulbright Briefing, November 16, 2009
  • Co-author, “Pharmaceutical Companies Receive FCPA Warning,” Fulbright Alert, November 13, 2009
  • Co-author, “Importance of Effective Anti-corruption Programmes,” International Law Office, November 9, 2009
  • Co-author, “DOJ Wins Guilty Verdict in FCPA Case Against L.A. Film Executives,” Fulbright Alert, September 15, 2009
  • Co-author, “Individual Enforcement and International Cooperation Highlighted in FCPA Guilty Plea,” Fulbright Briefing, September 8, 2009
  • Co-author, “SEC Invokes Control Person Liability Provisions of the Exchange Act to Heighten Potential Exposure for FCPA Violations,” Fulbright Briefing, August 20, 2009
  • Co-author, “SEC Announces Creation of FCPA Specialized Unit,” Fulbright Briefing, August 11, 2009
  • Co-author, “Expanding OSH Act, Increasing Penalties,” Law360, July 16, 2009
  • Co-author, “High Profile Conviction Likely To Further Bolster FCPA Enforcement,” Fulbright Alert, July 13, 2009
  • Co-author, “High Court Upholds Right of State Prosecutors to Enforce State Fair Lending Laws Against National Banks,” Fulbright Briefing, July 6, 2009
  • Co-author, “Proposed Legislation May Expand the Occupational Safety and Health Act's Applicability and Increase Penalties,” Fulbright Briefing, June 11, 2009
  • Co-author, “Without Warning...Critical Response in the Aftermath of Disaster,” The International Law Firm of Fulbright & Jaworski - Mass Tort and Catastrophic Litigation, May 28, 2009
  • Co-author, “Novo Nordisk A/S Agrees to Pay Over $18 Million to Resolve Oil for Food Allegations,” Fulbright Briefing, May 13, 2009
  • Co-author, “Fulbright Forum: Corporations Beware: What to Do When the Government Comes Knocking,” The International Law Firm of Fulbright & Jaworski - Investigations, May 5, 2009
  • Co-author, “The Draft Bribery Bill – The Next Significant Step in the UK Government's Fight Against Bribery and Corruption,” Fulbright Briefing, March 27, 2009
  • Co-author, “Washington Health Care Update,” The International Law Firm of Fulbright & Jaworski - Health Care, January 16, 2009
  • Co-author, “FCPA Enforcement Trends: More International Cooperation and Forfeiture Actions?,” Fulbright Briefing, January 15, 2009
  • Co-author, “Fiat To Pay $17.8 million In Oil For Food Settlement,” Fulbright Briefing, January 2, 2009
  • Co-author, “Record-Setting Penalty Imposed for FCPA Violations,” Fulbright Briefing, December 22, 2008
  • Co-author, “FCPA Enforcement Trends: Increased Individual Prosecutions, Cooperation Between Different DOJ Enforcement Divisions, and Penalties.,” Fulbright Briefing, December 15, 2008
  • Co-author, “The Rise of Corporate Monitors: Prevalence, Pitfalls, and Prevention,” American Bar Association FCPA October 2008 Conference Material, October 2008
  • Co-author, “Three Important Developments on Privilege Waiver and Advancement of Attorneys' Fees Change the Landscape for Government and Corporate Investigations,” Fulbright Alert, August 29, 2008
  • Co-author, “Growing Credit Crisis: New York, SEC, and Nine Other States Launch Investigations Into Auction-Rates Securities Market,” Fulbright Briefing, April 21, 2008
  • Co-author, “Men in Black: Handling Government Investigations and Second Requests,” 2007 E-Solutions Web Seminar Series, September 25, 2007
  • Speaking Engagements:

  • Speaker, “America's Anti-Corruption Year in Review: Practical Update on Brazil's Clean Company Act and Major US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Developments,” ACI's 2nd Mexico Summit on Anti-Corruption, Mexico City, Mexico, March 24-25, 2015
  • Panelist, “Managing you Own Employee Risks: What Government Now Expects for Employee Screening, Compensation - and How to Use HR as a Gatekeeper,” ACI's 31st International Conference on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Washington, D.C., November 18, 2014
  • Speaker, “Feeling the heat: How energy companies should prepare for anti-corruption investigations in China - Asia-Pacific,” Norton Rose Fulbright Web Seminar, January 8, 2014
  • Speaker, “Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in Washington, D.C.” ACI's 30th International Conference on the FCPA, Washington, D.C., November 2013
  • Speaker, “The 'Do's' of International Diligence Legal Perspective,” Global Issues Forum: The “Dos” of International Diligence, Washington, D.C., November 6, 2013
  • Presenter, “The China syndrome: How life science companies should prepare for anti-corruption investigations in China,” September 24, 2013, Norton Rose Fulbright web seminar
  • Presenter, “Business ethics and anti-corruption: handling a multi-jurisdictional investigation,” PDAC 2013 legal seminars, Toronto, Ontario, Monday, March 4, 2013
  • Speaker, “Self-Report? Or Roll the Dice?,” Sixth Annual National Institute on Securities Fraud, New Orleans, La., November 3, 2011
  • Speaker, “International Anti-Bribery Regulation and Enforcement, including the Bribery Act 2010,” Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP, London, United Kingdom, September 14, 2010
  • Panelist, “FCPA Boot Camp,” SEC Headquarters, Washington, D.C., July 28, 2010
  • Co-Speaker with Paul Jacobs, “Managing Corporate Conduct: The Board's Role in Internal Investigations,” Corporate Board Member, First Quarter 2010
  • Speaker, “The Ever-Expanding Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: Risk Management, Due Diligence and Compliance Strategies,” Fulbright Breakfast Seminar, New York, New York, September 10, 2009
  • Speaker, “Fulbright Forum: Corporations Beware: What to Do When the Government Comes Knocking,” Fulbright Web Seminar, May 5, 2009
  • Speaker, “Recent Developments in Foreign Corrupt Practices Cases,” 23rd Annual National Institute on White Collar Crime, San Francisco, California, March 5, 2009
  • “Litigation Trends: Preparing for the Coming Wave of Government Investigations,” Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P., Washington, D.C., November 20, 2008
  • “Internal Investigations,” Washington Healthcare Summit 2008, Arlington, VA, November 17, 2008
  • “International Regulation of Trade,” Directors Roundtable seminar, co-hosted by Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. and Deloitte Financial Advisory Services, Los Angeles, California, November 11, 2008
  • “The Rise of Corporate Monitors: Prevalence, Pitfalls and Prevention,” National Institute on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Houston, Texas, October 16-17, 2008
  • “Fulbright's Fifth Annual Litigation Trends Survey Findings Seminar,” Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. and Bloomberg Law seminar, New York, New York, October 14, 2008
  • “Hot Issues in Attorney-Client Privilege: Investigations and International Issues,” Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P., Houston, Texas, October 7, 2008
  • “Government Investigations and Attorney-Client Privilege,” Chicago Bridge & Iron Legal Department Conference, Houston, Texas, October 2008
  • “International Regulation of Trade,” Directors Roundtable seminar, co-hosted by Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. and Forensic Risk Alliance, Dallas, Texas, September 26, 2008
  • “Managing Risk in Global Operations: Defining New Strategies Under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act,” Economist Conferences, New York, New York, September 23, 2008
  • “The Subprime Mortgage Crisis: Causes, Forecasts and Legal Implications,” Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. seminar, New York, New York, April 4, 2008
  • “Compliance Challenges: The U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act,” Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. and TRACE International seminar, Denver, Colorado, February 28, 2008
  • “Lessons for Transactional Lawyers: Reducing the Risks of Post-Transactional Enforcement Activity Beyond the Transaction Closes,” ABA Health Law Section, 9th Annual Conference on Emerging Issues in Healthcare Law, San Diego, California, February 21, 2008
  • “Between a Rock and Hard Place: Successful Advocacy in the Face of Parallel Investigations,” New York City Bar, New York, New York, October 25, 2007
  • “The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 Five Years Later: Assessing Its Impact, Charting Its Future,” University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland, October 19, 2007
  • “Men in Black: Handling Government Investigations and Second Requests,” Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Web Seminar, September 25, 2007
  • “Compliance Challenges: The U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act,” Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. and TRACE International seminar, Minneapolis, Minnesota, September 2007
  • “Beyond Mentoring – Ensuring and Cultivating Attorney Development,” 4th National Forum on Law Firm Diversity, New York, New York, March 2007
  • “Overcoming Adversity within Diversity – Success,” 4th National Forum on Law Firm Diversity, New York, New York, March 2007
  • “A Searching Inquiry into Failures of Corporate Ethics: WorldCom, Tyco and HealthSouth,” Medtronic Business and Law Roundtable, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota, November 2006
  • “Trying Complex Securities Fraud Cases: Lessons From the Courtroom,” ABA National Institute on Securities Fraud, Washington, D.C., September 2006
  • “Legal Audits: A key Component of Compliance Programs,” Minority Corporate Counsel Association 5th Annual CLE Expo, Chicago, Illinois, March 2006

Professional Activities

  • Director, The University of Florida Foundation National Board 
  • Board of Trustees, The University of Florida Law Center Association, Inc.
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America, 2015-2018
  • Advisory Board, University of Houston Law Center, Health Law & Policy Institute
  • Edward Bennett Williams Inn of Court, 2004-2008
  • American Inns of Court, 1993-1995
  • The Federal Bar Association, 1993-1994
  • Member of the Professionalism Committee, Jacksonville Bar Association, 1991-1992
  • President, D.W. Perkins Bar Association, 1992