Tamara Kraljic is a litigation associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, where she works principally with the Anti-Corruption & Internal Investigations practice group. She advises clients in matters involving the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the UK Bribery Act, corporate governance and securities laws. Tamara has successfully represented clients in litigation proceedings before US state courts and international institutions such as the World Bank Group and assisted clients in resolution efforts with various national enforcement agencies, including the US Department of Justice, the US Securities and Exchange Commission, the UK Serious Fraud Office and the French Parquet National Financier. Tamara has extensive experience in conducting global compliance risk assessments, internal investigations and business partner reviews for her clients’ operations in Europe, Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.
Before joining Hughes Hubbard, Tamara was an associate in the international arbitration practice group of a major international law firm in Paris, France where she worked on a range of commercial and investment arbitration matters with a particular focus on the energy sector. Tamara also worked as a fundraiser at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, in Geneva, Switzerland.
Tamara is part of Hughes Hubbard’s Recruiting Committee. She is also part of the firm’s Associate Committee (DC Office Senior Associate Representative).
Associate, international arbitration group at the Paris, France office in an international law firm, 2009-2012
2015 Empire State Counsel, sponsored by the New York State Bar Association in recognition of free legal services provided to low income individuals
Highlighted Lectures and Publications
"Best Practices for Third-Party Due Diligence: Minimizing Risks and Ensuring Compliance," The Knowledge Group, webinar, September 29, 2017
“Obligations de Due Diligence – Mise à l’épreuve des rapports de force entre consultants externes, opérationnels et responsables conformité des entreprises “ , Dossier Loi Sapin 2, Cahiers de Droit de l’Entreprise (April 2017) (on conducting due diligence on external consultants and navigating resulting dynamics between a company’s compliance and commercial personnel)
Panelist and Presenter, in two-part panel on (i) World Bank / MDB Sanctions Systems and (ii) Legal Career Advice, Penn State Law, Carlisle, PA, Feb. 27, 2017
“Procédure de sanctions de la Banque mondiale - Guide pratique: à quoi s’attendre, comment y répondre?” Revue internationale de la compliance et de l’éthique des affaires / International Review of Compliance and Business Ethics (June 2016) (article co-authored with Anne Gaustad, offering practical advice and guidance on the World Bank sanctions procedures)
Presenter, Third Party Due Diligence, 7th Annual Business Ethics Anti-Corruption Compliance & Fraud Prevention Strategies in CEE, SEE & CIS Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, March 17-18, 2016
Panelist and Presenter, Corporate Decision Making, American Society of International Law Anti-Corruption Law Interest Group Workshop, Wharton Business School, Philadelphia, PA, October 2-3, 2015
Panelist and Presenter, Understanding the U.S. Legal Market, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, PA, August 6, 2014
Contributor to Hughes Hubbard's FCPA/Anti-Bribery Alerts, 2013– 2016
Contributing editor to 2nd edition of Anti-Corruption Law and Compliance: Guide to the FCPA and Beyond (Bloomberg BNA, 2014) (by Kevin Abikoff, John Wood and Michael Huneke)
Current representation of a major multinational oil and gas company in connection with extensive internal investigation and anti-corruption compliance audit work for operations in Europe, Far-East and Africa
Current representation of a major multinational engineering and construction company for company-wide anti-corruption risk assessment and design and implementation of anti-corruption compliance program
Conducted global anti-corruption compliance reviews on behalf of the Corporate Compliance Monitor appointed by the US Department of Justice, the US Securities & Exchange Commission, and the UK Serious Fraud Office for a multinational specialty chemical manufacturer
Counseled publicly traded companies in Mergers & Acquisitions context on compliance assessment of target company’s business partner network
Representation of a major multinational financial services company for assessment
World Bank Group Litigation
Successful representation of French consulting companies and individual in contested proceedings before the World Bank’s Sanctions Board; obtained acquittal on all charges by the Sanctions Board, reversing decision of the Office of Suspension and Debarment, and terminating suspension and proceedings. Decision reported on the World Bank Sanctions Board website: Sanctions Board Decision No. 81(Sanctions Case No. 215) issued on September 29, 2015
Successful representation of French consulting companies in World Bank "Show Cause" proceeding. Enforcement action was terminated
Representation of European consulting firm in World Bank Sanctions matter related to allegations of corruption
General Dispute Resolution
Successful representation of Texas-based oil & gas corporation in common law fraud case before the Delaware Superior Court
Representation of Delaware-incorporated company in adversary proceedings brought against it in Arizona Bankruptcy Court.
Representation of clients in a range of international commercial and investment disputes in the construction, telecommunications and oil and gas industries
Participated in legal pro bono programs in New York (divorce clinic for battered women)
Participated in the successful representation of a victim of domestic abuse seeking a temporary restraining order before the Superior Court of the District of Columbia
Represented inmate in clemency proceedings
Current representation of minor in Special Immigration Juvenile Status proceedings
Acted as a fundraiser for the DC Legal Aid Society (2016 and 2017)