ProfessionalsFarrah R. Berse
Farrah R. Berse is counsel in the Litigation Department and the Deputy Chair - Investigations and Defense of the Anti-Corruption & FCPA Practice Group. Farrah’s practice focuses on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act internal and government investigations and defense. Farrah also has experience with white collar matters, and complex commercial litigations. She has an active pro bono practice, focusing on voters’ rights as well as the representation of criminal defendants.
Farrah served as Chairperson of the Moot Court Board and was elected to the Order of the Barristers at New York University School of Law.
Farrah's practice emphasizes corruption-related investigations and defense, and white collar matters. She regularly represents clients in internal investigations and in responding to, and defending against, government investigations and prosecutions on behalf of both entities and individuals. Farrah also assists clients with designing and reviewing compliance programs and policies.
Recent anti-corruption experience includes:
- Representation of a major financial institution in an investigation being conducted by various regulators, including the DOJ and SEC, into whether its hiring practices in Asia complied with anti-corruption laws.
- A major financial institution in an internal investigation concerning gift and entertainment expense activities involving state-owned and private clients in Japan and South Korea.
- A multinational Fortune 500 company in an internal investigation concerning alleged improper third-party payments by one of its Eastern European subsidiaries.
- Advising multi-national companies in connection with the design and review of their anti-corruption compliance programs and policies.