Bridget R. Reineking

Washington, D.C.
  • 555 Eleventh Street, NW
  • Suite 1000
  • Washington, D.C. 20004-1304
  • USA

Bridget Reineking is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins. Ms. Reineking's practice focuses on high-stakes government-facing disputes, white collar defense, and anti-corruption and trade controls compliance. She advises clients on complex cross-border transactional and counseling matters that touch US national security and foreign investment, including reviews by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), economic sanctions administered by Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), export controls (ITAR/EAR), anti-boycott regulations, anti-money laundering laws and regulations, and anti-corruption (FCPA).

As part of her pro bono practice, Ms. Reineking assists with various pro bono litigation projects for the National Center for Law and Homelessness, the Legal Aid Society, and Catholic Charities. She presently serves on Latham's Recruiting Committee.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Reineking clerked for Judge Morton I. Greenberg of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, and with the Chief Judge of the Southern District of Florida, Federico A. Moreno.

Ms. Reineking earned her JD from the University of Notre Dame Law School, magna cum laude, and graduated as a Dean’s Circle Fellow. While in law school, she was a member of the National Moot Court competition team and served as solicitations editor of the Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics, and Public Policy.

Ms. Reineking received her undergraduate degree in Economics with a Chinese minor from Georgetown University. As an undergraduate, she served in Georgetown’s ROTC program and interned at the White House. Upon graduation, she worked as an economist for the Department of Agriculture.

Ms. Reineking’s experience includes:

  • Representing borrowers, underwriters, lenders, and issuers in lending and capital markets transactions on US trade controls, AML, and FCPA matters
  • Advising private equity sponsors and hedge funds on mitigating economic sanctions and FCPA risks, including in connection with fundraising due diligence
  • Advocacy before numerous US governmental agencies, including OFAC, BIS, and OPP in connection with voluntary self-disclosures, license applications, and other filings
  • Working with companies to develop and implement risk-based, tailored compliance programs, and conducting compliance trainings
  • Advising private equity sponsors and operating companies on managing CFIUS risks across investment scenarios

Thought Leadership

  • “US Expands Venezuela Sanctions: Three Key Questions Answered,” Client Alert (August 2019) 
  • “OFAC’s 5 Essential Components of an Effective Sanctions Compliance Program,” Client Alert (May 2019)  
  • “10 Things to Know: US Allows Lawsuits Relating to ‘Trafficking’ in Confiscated Property in Cuba,” Client Alert (May 2019) 
  • “OFAC Imposes Comprehensive Sanctions on Venezuela's State Oil Company, PdVSA,” Client Alert (January 2019)
  • “OFAC Adds Venezuela Media Company and Others to US Sanctions List,” Client Alert (January 2019)
  • “Top 10 Things to Know About Expanded US Sanctions on Iran,” Client Alert (November 2018)
  • “CFIUS Pilot Program Makes Notifications Mandatory for Specific Areas of Critical Technology,” Client Alert (October 2018 ) 
  • “New Law Governing Foreign Direct Investment in the United States Brings Significant Changes to CFIUS Review,” Client Alert (August 2018)
  • “DOJ Expands and Codifies Policy Incentivizing Corporations to Voluntarily Self-Disclose FCPA,” Client Alert (November 2017)
  • “Nuclear Decommissioning and Legal Risk,” Client Alert (November 2017) 
  • “The Uncertain Future of the Renewable Fuel Standard: Litigation and Regulatory Change in the New Administration,” Client Alert (May 2017) 
  • “President Trump Takes First Step on Long Road to Roll Back Climate Rules,” Client Alert (April 2017) 
  • “Reducing Ozone Regulation Costs Under the New Administration,” Client Alert (March 2017)
  • “US Environmental Regulations to Face Rollbacks, but Reform Likely to be Tempered by Legal Barriers,” Latham.London (March 2017)
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