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Laura Perkins, Former Assistant Chief in the DOJ, Criminal Division, Fraud Section, FCPA Unit Joins Hughes Hubbard

Laura Perkins is a partner in Hughes Hubbard’s Litigation practice, where her practice focuses on representing clients in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, white collar criminal investigations and related matters.

Prior to joining the firm, Laura spent nearly ten years at the Department of Justice, where she served as an Assistant Chief in the Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Fraud Section, FCPA unit; a Senior Counsel in the Criminal Division’s Office of the Assistant Attorney General; and a Senior Trial Attorney  in the Fraud Section.

During her time in the FCPA unit, Laura supervised, investigated, and prosecuted hundreds of FCPA cases against individuals and corporations. In addition, while at the Fraud Section, Laura successfully investigated and prosecuted complex securities fraud cases and healthcare fraud cases.

Laura has extensive experience as a trial lawyer – both at the DOJ and in private practice.  At the DOJ alone, she handled nearly two dozen federal jury trials and bench trials.

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Alexandra Poe Joins Hughes Hubbard as Partner in the Firm’s Corporate Department

Alexandra has joined from Reed Smith, where she was a partner and co-chair of that firm’s private fund formation and counseling practice. She has over two decades of experience representing investment advisers and institutional investors.

She has counseled hedge fund and private equity fund advisers in all stages of their business, including fund formation, structuring the manager and its affiliates, adviser registration, compliance program development and training and day-to-day trading and operations advice. She also advises clients acquiring investments in non-traditional assets and represents government contractors in compliance matters. Sandra also has considerable in-house experience in general counsel and chief legal officer roles, advising boards and c-suite officers on matters of significance including fiduciary and investment issues.

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