Billy focuses his practice on FCPA and white collar enforcement, representing corporates, individuals, and financial institutions. Billy has over 25 years of experience, having served as the Chief Compliance Officer and Co-General Counsel of a global oilfield services company, as a federal prosecutor — including as Assistant Chief for FCPA Enforcement in DOJ’s Fraud Section, and in private practice. Billy’s expertise both in corporate compliance and corporate criminal defense is a rare combination that serves clients well.
Billy is Chambers-rated for both FCPA and white collar enforcement generally.
Billy’s practice currently includes the representation of a large international engineering and construction company being investigated for FCPA and UK Bribery Act violations by the DOJ, SEC and UK SFO; the representation of companies facing potential sanctions by the World Bank; serving as compliance counsel for several companies and private equity firms; the representation of individuals in connection with the VW emissions investigation cases; and the representation of several individuals in various FCPA investigations.
Billy recently completed the monitorship of Braskem SA, a large multi-national petrochemical company based in Brazil that settled enforcement actions in 2016. He was appointed as an independent compliance monitor by the DOJ, SEC and the Brazilian MPF. That monitorship concluded successfully and on schedule.
Billy is considered a thought leader in the industry, having spoken extensively on compliance and investigation topics.
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- The UK FCA shines a light on personal account dealing
- Part State-owned enterprises and Politically Exposed Persons
- An ‘intent to deceive’ is all you need…
- Market abuse controls: Global approaches vs. local requirements – which one wins?
- What are the key themes in the Final Report of the Australian Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry?
Global trends in antitrust enforcement - aoinvestigationsinsight.com/global-trends-…
Our latest blog looks at how the UK FCA has emphasised in its latest Market Watch Newsletter expectations for firms… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
The UK SFO has overreached its power in seeking overseas documents. The Supreme Court has decided the SFO does not… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
eDiscovery tools cut cost and time (in the right hands) - aoinvestigationsinsight.com/ediscovery-too…
UK corporate criminal liability reform creeps forward - aoinvestigationsinsight.com/uk-corporate-c…