Samuel Salyeris counsel in Hughes Hubbard & Reed's Washington, D.C. office. As part of the Anti-Corruption & Internal Investigations practice group, Sam has represented a wide range of international and multinational clients in connection with investigations conducted by U.S. authorities including the DOJ, SEC, OFAC, and FinCEN, as well as the UK SFO, French PNF, and other national authorities and international institutions including the World Bank. He has assisted clients in developing and implementing internal compliance programs, conducting risk assessments and internal investigations, working with compliance monitors, and has delivered anti-corruption trainings on four continents. Sam has previously been based in Beijing and Paris, and has conducted compliance investigations and reviews in a variety of countries, including China, Cyprus, France, Germany, India, Lebanon, Nigeria, and the UAE.
Sam also works with the Sanctions, Export Controls & Anti-Money Laundering practice group, representing a diverse range of companies in connection with matters involving U.S. and foreign regulators and enforcement authorities. He assists clients in expediently identifying and developing key facts, and in using that information to define and implement a strategy for engaging with the appropriate authorities.
Sam has represented plaintiffs and defendants in civil and criminal matters in U.S. federal court, including conducting motions hearings and jury trial proceedings. In 2020, he was part of a team that secured the release, through a motion under the First Step Act, of a defendant previously sentenced to life imprisonment on drug charges who had served nearly 30 years in prison.
From September to December 2015, Sam was seconded to JunHe Law Offices in Beijing where he worked with the firm's Dispute Resolution practice group representing Chinese and foreign clients in connection with internal investigations, litigation in Chinese and foreign courts, and international arbitration.
2019 Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll, sponsored by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals and the Superior Court of the District of Columbia
2015 Capital Pro Bono High Honor Roll, sponsored by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals and the Superior Court of the District of Columbia
"Trends, Developments and Updates in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: What You Need to Know," The Knowledge Group, webinar, February 19, 2019
"ISO 37001 Standard for Anti-Bribery Management Systems: How to Stay Internationally Compliant," The Knowledge Group, webinar, August 28, 2018
Anti-Corruption and Integrity Compliance
Representation of world-leading aerospace and defense company in connection with globe-spanning anti-corruption reviews and related investigations
Representation of a Chinese state-owned construction firm in connection with multilateral development bank investigation and sanctions proceedings, as well as in the development and implementation of a company-wide international compliance program
Representation of a multinational “supermajor” oil and gas company in connection with a review of operations in Nigeria and other countries as part of a global risk assessment and compliance audit, in coordination with a compliance monitor
Representation of a CAC 40 French multinational industrial manufacturing company in connection with a World Bank investigation and proceedings
Representation of a U.S. multinational manufacturing company in connection with a worldwide review of its compliance policies and organization
Representation of an Indian multinational information technology consulting and services company in connection with an investigation by U.S. regulators
Sanctions, Export Control, and Anti-Money Laundering Matters
Representation of multinational company in connection with U.S. investigation into high-profile allegations of terrorist financing, sanctions, and money laundering activities
Representation of a world-leading multinational technology company in an internal investigation and gap analysis related to potential sanctions violations
Representation of a European financial services firm in connection with a DOJ investigation into potential sanctions and money laundering offenses
Representation of U.S.-licensed financial services company in connection with FinCEN investigation into anti-money laundering controls
Other Select Enforcement and Litigation Matters
Representation of high-profile founder/executive in connection with criminal and civil litigation
Representation of international gaming companies in connection with civil litigation and regulatory actions related to multi-billion-dollar casino development project
Representation of foreign state-owned entity in civil litigation involving assertion of state secrets privilege by U.S. government
Representation of founder/executive in federal criminal prosecution related to fraud and money laundering charges