Burgoyne, Savannah K.

Savannah K. Burgoyne



Savannah K. Burgoyne 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, government and internal investigations, and complex commercial litigation. 

Ms. Burgoyne has experience advising clients on enforcement, compliance, and litigation matters involving potential violations of the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the Bank Secrecy Act, US securities laws and regulations, export controls and trade sanctions, anti-money laundering laws, the federal Anti-kickback Statute (AKS), and a number of other regulatory regimes. Ms. Burgoyne 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. She also has experience representing individuals before congressional committees and in response to congressional subpoenas.

Ms. Burgoyne maintains an active pro bono practice, primarily representing clients in Special Immigrant Juvenile and asylum matters.

Prior to her experience at Latham, Ms. Burgoyne worked for the United States Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Corps in the Appellate Defense Division. Before entering law school, Ms. Burgoyne served as a Teach for America member in Phoenix, Arizona.

Ms. Burgoyne’s recent experience includes:

  • Advising major multinational corporations and their officers/directors in internal investigations and investigations by the US Department of Justice, Securities & Exchange Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and the US Congress on matters related to alleged fraud, bribery, corruption, securities violations, and other concerns
  • A secondment to a Fortune 100 technology and defense company to design and build a best-in-class anticorruption compliance program
  • Advising a major financial institution in a multi-jurisdictional sanctions and money-laundering investigation
  • Advising a multinational manufacturing company in designing and conducting a global compliance risk assessment, with field work throughout Asia and the South Pacific 
  • Representing multiple lobbying and PR firms involved in criminal investigations related to the Foreign Agents Registration Act and marketing/advertising practices
  • Assisting a global manufacturing company in conducting a virtual/remote investigation of alleged bribery by employees at an Indian subsidiary
  • Representing public companies and not-for-profit entities, as well as their officers and employees, in SEC investigations related to alleged accounting, financial reporting, insider trading, and ESG concerns
  • Managing internal and government investigations for hospital networks and life sciences companies related to healthcare fraud and abuse laws
  • Representing former senior government officials in response to various congressional investigations and before congressional committees

Bar Qualification

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia


  • JD, Georgetown University Law Center, 2016
    cum laude
  • M.Ed., Arizona State University, 2013
  • BA, Yale University, 2011

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French