Laura Perkins serves as Co-Chair of the Anti-Corruption & Internal Investigations practice group, and Co-Managing Partner of the firm’s Washington, DC office.
Laura is a former senior official and prosecutor with the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Laura’s practice focuses on high-stakes government and internal investigations, crisis management, white collar criminal defense and cross border compliance counseling, risk assessments, and due diligence.
As a skilled investigator and trial lawyer, Laura assists corporations, boards of directors, audit committees, and senior executives with sensitive internal investigations and proceedings before the DOJ, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and other U.S. and international agencies, with a particular focus on FCPA/anti-corruption, healthcare fraud, financial fraud, and money laundering.
Prior to joining the firm, Laura spent nearly ten years at the DOJ, most recently serving as Assistant Chief of the FCPA Unit of the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section.
While at the DOJ, Laura supervised, prosecuted and tried some of the largest individual and corporate FCPA cases in the U.S. and was involved in the development of the FCPA Pilot Program and the drafting of the FCPA Resource Guide. Laura also oversaw nearly a dozen independent compliance monitors and served as a U.S. Delegate to the OECD’s Working Group on Bribery.
In addition to FCPA cases, Laura successfully investigated and prosecuted complex financial fraud cases, healthcare fraud cases, and money-laundering cases while at the DOJ. Laura also served as a Senior Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General of the Criminal Division, where she advised DOJ leadership on white-collar criminal cases and policy matters and assisted with responding to Congressional inquiries and investigations.