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Chambers USA 2021

Eric S. Volkman

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

Eric Volkman advises clients in internal corporate investigations, white collar criminal matters, as well as trade and economic sanctions.

Mr. Volkman represents clients facing government investigations into alleged violations of:

  • Export controls and trade sanctions
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)
  • The Bank Secrecy Act and anti-money laundering (AML) laws
  • Other regulatory regimes in the government contracting, energy, and financial services sectors

He provides clients effective and pragmatic advocacy drawn from nearly two decades of experience advocating before the US Department of Justice (DOJ), the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the US Treasury Department, the US Department of State, and various congressional committees.

Complementing his government-facing investigations practice, Mr. Volkman regularly counsels financial institutions, institutional investors, and fintech companies on these issues in the context of cross-border M&A and capital markets transactions.

Given his advocacy work, he excels at advising US and global clients on the design and implementation of sanctions, anti-corruption, and AML compliance programs.

Mr. Volkman regularly writes and speaks on sanctions and AML topics.

Prior to joining Latham, he clerked for Judge David F. Hamilton in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana.

A selection of Mr. Volkman’s experience includes representing:

FCPA and Other Enforcement Regimes

  • A public company and its executives in connection with investigations by and testimony before congressional committees
  • A multinational photography and imaging company to design and implement AML and anti-corruption policies and procedures
  • A Chinese subsidiary of an NYSE-listed medical devices company to conduct an internal investigation of potential anti-bribery and books and records violations
  • A US vitamin and natural supplement company to conduct an internal investigation of potential FCPA violations in China
  • A leading US hedge fund to conduct an internal investigation regarding potential insider trading

Sanctions and AML

  • A multinational photography and imaging company a number of start-up clients conducting Initial Coin Offerings to design and implement AML and anti-corruption policies and procedures
  • A German conglomerate on US money laundering and forfeiture issues in connection with a German criminal proceeding
  • A number of start-ups conducting Initial Coin Offerings on anti-money laundering controls
  • An oil and gas company on enhancements to its export controls and sanctions program
  • Numerous issuers, borrowers, underwriters, and lenders in transactional due diligence and counseling on compliance with IEEPA, ITAR, the FCPA, and anti-money laundering laws
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