Aaron G. Murphy is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Latham & Watkins who practices in the White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice. He is the author of the highly regarded Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: A Practical Resource for Managers and Executives, published by John Wiley & Sons.
Mr. Murphy’s FCPA practice is international and includes:
- Compliance advice
- Internal investigations, reporting the results internally and externally
- Voluntary disclosures
- Negotiated resolutions with the Department of Justice and the Securities & Exchange Commission
Mr. Murphy’s non-FCPA matters cover a broad range of substantive areas, including:
- Domestic bribery and corruption
- Office of Foreign Asset Control investigations
- Money laundering and federal criminal gambling offenses
- Qui Tam litigation
- SEC Enforcement Actions
- Criminal Tax and Medicare Fraud
- Congressional investigations and Public Corruption scandals
Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Murphy served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Sidney R. Thomas of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit from 1999-2000.
Mr. Murphy’s clients include Fortune 100 Companies, individual officers and directors, special board committees formed to conduct investigations, as well as many smaller companies and individuals associated with those companies. Representative matters include:
- Investigative team leader in several multi-jurisdictional FCPA investigations in Asia, Africa, Europe and Central Asia, including on-the-ground witness interviews and investigations on four continents.
- Lead role in investigating stock option backdating allegations at three different publicly traded companies.
- Lead role in investigating allegation of fraud committed on the Department of Housing and Urban Development under the False Claims Act; achieved dismissal of the case reported at United States ex rel. Cericola v. Fannie Mae, 529 F. Supp. 2d 1139 (C.D. Cal. 2007).
- Multiple healthcare fraud investigations involving allegations of false claims for Medicare reimbursements.
- Defense of an enforcement action by the Securities and Exchange Commission alleging channel stuffing and other revenue recognition issues.
- Defense of a 23 count criminal action against a recycling company for violations of various environmental and zoning laws.
- Numerous confidential internal investigations into criminal allegations by federal and state authorities.
In addition, Mr. Murphy has substantial experience in appellate matters.