Monica Neligan is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Litigation & Trial Department. She focuses her practice on white collar criminal defense and government and internal investigations.

Ms. Neligan has experience advising clients on enforcement, compliance, and litigation matters involving potential violations of the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the US False Claims Act, US securities laws and regulations, export controls and trade sanctions, anti-money laundering laws, and a number of other regulatory regimes.

Ms. Neligan has conducted domestic and international internal investigations of companies across a range of industries and has advised clients in the development, implementation, and enhancement of corporate compliance programs. Ms. Neligan also has experience conducting internal investigations in Spanish and counseling clients throughout Latin America.

Ms. Neligan maintains an active pro bono practice, primarily representing clients in Special Immigrant Juvenile and U-Visa cases.

Prior to joining Latham full-time, Ms. Neligan was a summer associate in the Washington, D.C. office. Ms. Neligan also worked as a special prosecutions law clerk at the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida.

Ms. Neligan earned her JD from The University of Virginia School of Law, where she served as articles editor for the Virginia Law Review and was a member of the school’s Prosecution Clinic.

Bar Qualification

  • District of Columbia


  • JD, University of Virginia School of Law, 2017
  • MPP, Vanderbilt University, 2014
  • BA, Vanderbilt University, 2013

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish