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Philip Urofsky is a former federal prosecutor and private practitioner with extensive experience investigating, prosecuting, and defending criminal and civil violations of the FCPA, the money laundering and mail and wire fraud statutes, and economic sanctions laws and regulations. He advises clients both in the United States and around the globe concerning compliance with economic sanctions and anti-corruption laws and regulations, internal investigations, designing, implementing, and evaluating corporate compliance programs, and conducting due diligence related to mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, securities offerings, and retention of third parties. Additionally, Mr. Urofsky has extensive experience responding to and defending against federal, state, and international criminal, civil, and administrative investigations, prosecutions, and trials on behalf of both business entities and individuals.

Prior to “hanging out his own shingle,” Mr. Urofsky was a partner with the global law firm, Shearman & Sterling LLP, after first having held trial and supervisory positions in the United States Department of Justice’s Criminal Division where he handled all aspects of criminal prosecutions, including investigations, trials, and appeals. While at the DOJ, Mr. Urofsky served as Assistant Chief of the Fraud Section, with responsibility for supervising or participating in virtually every FCPA investigation and prosecution during his tenure. Mr. Urofsky was also a member of the United States’ delegation to the OECD Working Group on Corruption and was designated by the US as an expert in anti-corruption law and compliance for the Group’s peer review process. As a DOJ attorney, Mr. Urofsky was the primary drafter of the Department’s Principles of Federal Prosecution of Corporations and lectured widely on corporate compliance issues.

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