Jessica Norrant is a Special Legal Consultant in the Paris office of Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP. Jessica works primarily with the Anti-Corruption & Internal Investigations practice group. She advises clients in matters involving international anti-corruption laws. She focuses on internal investigations, anti-corruption due diligence, and corporate compliance. Jessica has successfully represented clients in litigation proceedings before international institutions, such as the World Bank Group, and assisted clients in resolution efforts with various national enforcement agencies. Jessica has extensive experience in conducting global compliance risk assessments, internal investigations, and business partner reviews for her clients’ operations in Europe and Africa.
Jessica has experience advising multinational companies on a wide range of corporate and commercial transactions in international and cross-cultural settings. She advises U.S. corporations doing business in and with European jurisdictions and French-speaking African countries on local corporate, compliance, distribution, competition, labor, contract, global privacy, and data protection issues, as well as banking and financial matters.
Prior to joining Hughes Hubbard, Jessica completed her training in the international contracts department in the Paris, France office of an international law firm, and subsequently worked as an associate in the corporate department of an international law firm in Lyon, France and in the international commercial department of the Washington, D.C. office of another international law firm.
2018 – 2019 Capital Pro Bono High Honor Roll, sponsored by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals and the Superior Court of the District of Columbia
Contributor to Hughes Hubbard's FCPA/Anti-Bribery Alerts, 2018-2019
Co-author, "New French Anti-Corruption Law: France Strengthens its Legislation to Combat Bribery and Corruption and Adopts U.S.-Style Anti-Corruption System," Global Compliance News, November 2016
Co-author, "Algeria: Liaison Offices and the 2016 Finance Law," Lexology, January 2016