Arnaldo Bernardi joined the Firm’s Anti-Corruption & Internal Investigations practice group in September 2017.
Arnaldo advises clients on matters involving anti-corruption and human rights compliance, as well as internal investigations and white-collar crimes. Arnaldo’s assistance to clients on anti-corruption matters involves the design and implementation of compliance programs, the performance of compliance reviews, internal investigations and third party due diligence, as well as the assessment of risks under the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the U.K. Bribery Act, and French and Italian anti-corruption laws. His experience includes advising multinational companies operating in the oil and gas, luxury and telecommunications industries. Arnaldo has also traveled extensively for work, including to Gabon, the Philippines, Qatar, the UAE and Uganda.
Prior to joining Hughes Hubbard & Reed, Arnaldo worked in the Milan, New York and Paris offices of a U.S. top-tier law firm.
"Italy Adds Another Piatto to its Anti-Corruption Enforcement Menu – A Look at How the New ‘Bribe-Destroyer’ Law Strengthens Italy’s Existing Anti-Corruption Arsenal and Enhances the Transparency of Contributions to Political Parties," Revue Internationale de la Compliance et de l'Éthique des Affaires n° 2, Avril 2019 (article co-authored with Anne Gaustad)
"How Can Companies Encourage Whistleblowers to Speak Up?," Ethic Intelligence, July 26, 2018
"Italy Steps Up Whistleblowing Regulation," The FCPA Blog, January 11, 2018 (article co-authored with Bryan Sillaman)
"France Implements Sweeping Anti-Corruption Reform," March 22, 2017 (alert memo co-authored with Amélie Champsaur, Jean-Yves Garaud and Guillaume de Rancourt)
"Damages for Breach of Exclusive Forum Selection Clauses," New York Law Journal, April 27, 2015, at 4 (article co-authored with Lawrence B. Friedman)
Speaker, "The Push Towards Mandatory Compliance Programs," Business Ethics Anti-Corruption Compliance & Fraud Prevention Strategies in CEE, SEE & CIS, Prague, Czech Republic, October 9, 2020
Speaker, "Compliance: quali misure adottare ai tempi del COVID-19," HHR Compliance Webinar, April 30, 2020
Speaker, "How to Protect Your Company from Bribery and Corruption: Practical Guide," The Knowledge Group, webinar, September 26, 2019
Speaker, "Developing a 'Speak-Up' Culture: How to Protect and Encourage Whistleblowers?," 2018 Zagreb Ethics and Compliance Conference, Zagreb, Croatia, June 13, 2018
New York University School of Law, LL.M., International Regulation and Litigation, 2014, Dean's Graduate Award
Università Degli Studi di Milano, J.D., 2009, Highest Honors