Laura Perkins serves as Co-chair of the Anti-Corruption & Internal Investigations practice group. As a former senior official and prosecutor in 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.
Laura assists corporations, boards of directors, audit committees, and senior executives from varied industries with sensitive internal investigations and represents companies and individuals in investigations before the DOJ, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and other U.S. and international regulatory agencies, with a particular focus on FCPA/anti-corruption, healthcare fraud, and securities fraud matters.
Laura is an experienced trial lawyer and former federal prosecutor who has successfully tried cases to verdict and regularly represents clients in federal court.
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 and prosecuted some of the largest 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 tried several FCPA jury trials, was the principal attorney on numerous FCPA corporate resolutions, and oversaw nearly a dozen independent compliance monitors. Laura also served as a U.S. Delegate to
the OECD’s Working Group on Bribery and worked closely with prosecutors, law enforcement, and regulators from six continents on case and policy-related matters.
In addition to FCPA cases, Laura successfully investigated and prosecuted complex securities 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.