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Paul, Weiss Adds Experienced Compliance Counsel to FCPA Practice

May 10, 2016 download the press release

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP announced today that Peter Jaffe has joined the firm as counsel in its Washington, D.C. office, expanding the firm's deep bench of skilled United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) practitioners and its global anti-corruption capabilities. Peter will serve as a deputy chair of the firm's Anti-Corruption and FCPA practice group, focusing on counseling, design and implementation of compliance programs, M&A diligence and transactional matters.

"We are thrilled to welcome Peter to our D.C. practice, which is home to some of the country's most talented and respected litigators and trial lawyers," said Ken Gallo, managing partner of the firm's Washington, D.C. office.

"At a time when vigorous pursuit of FCPA enforcement actions continues unabated and corruption issues permeate the global business environment, the need for sophisticated anti-corruption compliance advice and expert guidance on compliance programs has never been greater," said Mark Mendelsohn, co‑chair of the FCPA Group. "Peter augments our ability to serve the growing demand for top-tier anti-corruption legal advice," added Alex Oh, co‑chair of the FCPA Group.

"It's a tremendous privilege to join Paul, Weiss," said Mr. Jaffe, "I am thrilled about the opportunity to practice with the firm and most especially its outstanding white collar practitioners."

Paul, Weiss represents clients in anti-corruption and FCPA investigations, designing compliance programs and transactional anti-corruption diligence, as well as responding to and defending against government investigations and related litigation. The team includes former senior government officials who provide unique insight into how these cases are brought in the U.S. and globally.

As Chief Compliance Officer of a major U.S. energy company, Mr. Jaffe has extensive experience developing and implementing a global anti-corruption compliance program, overseeing a global team of compliance professionals, and leading anti-corruption due diligence on major M&A transactions and foreign investments in high-risk countries. Previously, Mr. Jaffe represented clients before the United States Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission and other U.S. and foreign regulatory regulators and agencies, and he previously served for many years as a federal prosecutor and counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee.

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