According to clients:
"A very seasoned expert, very effective and a straight-shooter"
"A terrific, terrific lawyer" 

Chambers USA 2021

Douglas N. Greenburg

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

Douglas Greenburg, Global Chair of the White Collar Defense & Investigations Practice, former Global Vice Chair of the Litigation & Trial Department, and former Local Chair of the Litigation & Trial Department, represents clients in internal corporate investigations, white collar criminal matters, and SEC enforcement proceedings.

Mr. Greenburg draws on more than 25 years of experience with issues related to:

  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)
  • Money laundering
  • Economic sanctions and export control
  • Securities fraud

He counsels clients throughout the world on compliance with US laws and advises US clients on domestic compliance issues arising from international operations.

Mr. Greenburg has particular experience representing public companies, as well as their boards and audit committees, in connection with high-stakes law enforcement and regulatory matters.

From 2003-2004, Mr. Greenburg investigated terrorist financing as a member of the staff of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States. In 1995 and 1996, he served with the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Division of Enforcement.

Mr. Greenburg regularly appears in top rankings in legal publications, including Chambers and The Legal 500. Clients describe him as, “Fantastic … a great lawyer and an effective leader.”

Mr. Greenburg’s work includes representing:

  • A major technology company to obtain a declination from DOJ and a reasonable SEC resolution in an investigation of high-profile alleged FCPA violations by senior management concerning India
  • A major energy company in DOJ and SEC investigations concerning high-profile press allegations of corruption in Iraq and Kuwait
  • A leading oilfield services company in an SEC investigation related to three financial restatements
  • A publicly traded REIT in connection with DOJ and SEC FCPA investigations arising from the high-profile allegations against Walmart in Mexico
  • A leading global oilfield services company in a grand jury investigation of alleged violations of US economic sanctions on Iran and Sudan, resulting in a guilty plea for a subsidiary and no charges against the parent
  • The audit committee of a Middle Eastern defense company in an internal investigation of potential anti-corruption violations
  • A global technology company in building a world-class anti-corruption compliance program in the wake of a major government investigation
  • A US life sciences company to successfully negotiate a non-prosecution agreement with DOJ and an SEC settlement to resolve major FCPA investigations concerning Russia, Vietnam, and Thailand
  • A US-based manufacturer in obtaining declinations from DOJ and the SEC related to alleged FCPA violations in Eastern Europe
  • A major global bank on anti-money laundering issues associated with Chinese currency controls
Thought Leadership

Mr. Greenburg regularly publishes articles on the FCPA, money laundering, terrorist financing, and the USA PATRIOT Act. He has spoken frequently on these subjects to a variety of audiences, including lawyers, bankers, compliance officers, and US government intelligence analysts.

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