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Michael H. Huneke


Mike Huneke is a partner in the Anti-Corruption and Internal Investigations practice group. He advises clients in matters involving the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) and the U.K. Bribery Act, corporate governance and compliance, World Bank and other international financial institution matters, international trade controls, securities and accounting investigations, and government contracts.

Mike performs anti-corruption investigations and due diligence efforts around the globe, including in connection with DOJ, SEC, SFO, World Bank, and African Development Bank inquiries. This experience includes conducting corporate compliance monitorships and compliance program evaluations. He has assisted U.S., European, and Asian clients in designing, administering, and maintaining anti-corruption, integrity compliance, and corporate governance programs. Mike’s experience also includes U.S. Congress and U.S. inspector general inquiries.

In connection with his anti-corruption work, Mike has traveled extensively, including to Argentina, Bahrain, Brazil, China, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Jordan, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Norway, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland, Togo, Tunisia, the U.A.E., and the U.K.

Previous Experience

  • Associate, White-Collar Group at the Washington office of an international law firm, 2005-2006 and 2007-2010
  • Clerk, The Honorable Henry Coke Morgan, Jr., Senior U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia, 2006-2007


  • ​Recognized in Washington DC Super Lawyers as a Rising Star, 2014-2015
  • 2015 Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll, sponsored by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals and the Superior Court of the District of Columbia

Court Admissions

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States District Courts for the District of Columbia, Eastern District of Virginia, and Western District of Virginia
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • Supreme Court of Virginia 

Practice Groups and Other Information

Education Information

  • Harvard Law School, J.D., 2005
  • University of Virginia, B.A., 2002
    with High Distinction
    Major in Economics
    Major in Government
    Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia, 2006
  • Virginia, 2005

Highlighted Matters

  • Current representation of multinational “supermajor” oil and gas company in connection with a worldwide risk assessment and compliance audit, in coordination with a compliance monitor
  • Representation of French multinational CAC 40 industrial manufacturing company in negotiated resolution of World Bank investigation and in successful completion of World Bank monitorship and settlement obligations
  • Current representation of a multinational company regarding African Development Bank sanctions matters
  • Current representation of a large Chinese state-owned enterprise regarding multilateral development bank sanctions matters
  • Representation of Norwegian consulting company in contested proceedings before the World Bank’s Sanctions Board
  • Representation of Indian company in connection with World Bank audit and inspection of multiple projects
  • Conducted a comprehensive compliance review for a leading U.S. government contractor
  • Representation of a client in parallel criminal and civil export controls investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry & Security
  • Organization and execution of an internal investigation at a Fortune 10 energy company regarding a whistleblower’s health, safety, and environmental allegations, and presenting the investigation’s results and recommendations to senior management
  • Conducted risk-based FCPA compliance review for a multi-national corporation with extensive overseas operations
  • Conducted FCPA training for in-house personnel
  • Advising clients on appropriate compliance, due diligence, and contractual safeguards for various international transactions
  • Represented a former cabinet official regarding several inquiries into events during his tenure and related civil litigation
  • Represented Americans and their families taken hostage by the Islamic Republic of Iran in November 1979 in civil litigation under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act
  • Represented a defendant charged with criminal violations of federal campaign finance law
  • Served as lead counsel for plea and sentencing hearings in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in a criminal case involving false bank records
  • Represented a defendant who provided substantial assistance to the United States in the prosecutions of a then-sitting U.S. Senator and several state legislators
  • Represented an attorney in disciplinary proceedings relating to his use of evidence in a federal agency proceeding

Published Treatises

Other Highlighted Publications

Highlighted Anti-Corruption Lectures

  • “The A-Z's of Anti-Corruption Compliance: What You Need to Know in 2016 and Beyond” (The Knowledge Group, webinar, February 16, 2016).
  • “Mitigate Potential Whistleblower Violations Amidst Increased SEC Investigations” (The Knowledge Group, webinar, December 10, 2015).
  • “Anti-Corruption Outlook for 2016: China, Brazil, the U.K. and Other Enforcement Hot-Spots” (Bloomberg BNA, webinar, December 2, 2015).
  • “Best Trends and Practices in Responding to Corporate Whistleblower Reports Explored!” (The Knowledge Group, webinar panel discussion, May 1, 2015).
  • “The U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and International Anti-Bribery Compliance” (part of the U.S. State Department International Visitor Leadership Program’s Regional Program on “Transparency and Accountability,” administered by the Meridian International Center, Washington, DC, February 26, 2015).
  • “Compliance Programs for Government Contractors in 2015 Explored” (The Knowledge Group, webinar, February 5, 2015).
  • “The World Bank’s Expectations and Debarment Powers” (C-5 Southern Africa Anti-Corruption Summit 2014, Johannesburg, South Africa, November 18, 2014).
  • “Global Anti-Corruption Compliance and Enforcement: Strategies for Managing the Risks Posed by Third Parties, Business Combinations, and Allegations or Evidence of Misconduct” (Bloomberg BNA, webinar, October 29, 2014).
  • “Minimizing Third Party Risks:  How to Apply the Right Level of Due Diligence When Monitoring Your Agents, Distributors, Brokers, and CROs” (American Conference Institute’s 7th Advanced Forum on FCPA & Anti-Corruption for the Life Sciences Industry, New York, New York May 14, 2013).
  • “Negotiating, Drafting and Executing Robust Contracts with Third Parties to Protect your Organisation from Corruption and Bribery Risks” (C-5 Second Forum on Anti-Corruption Southern Africa, Cape Town, South Africa, September 18-19, 2012).
  • “Anti-Corruption Risk Assessments & Third-Party Due Diligence,” on behalf of Kevin Abikoff (GCM Parker, 2nd Annual Business Ethics Anti-Corruption & Fraud Prevention Strategies in CEE, SEE & CIS, Prague, Czech Republic, March 24, 2011).

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