Guy Singer


New York

Washington, D.C.

Guy Singer is a white-collar and investigations partner. He primarily focuses his practice on conducting internal investigations and representing clients in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) compliance and enforcement issues and all aspects of sophisticated white-collar fraud.

As Leader of Orrick's FCPA practice, Guy has provided significant representation with respect to internal and government investigations involving alleged FCPA violations, criminal antitrust investigations and prosecutions, earnings management, failures of internal controls, and other types of corporate fraud. He conducts extensive internal investigations for companies and boards of directors, and he represents companies and individuals in front of federal agencies including the Department of Justice (DOJ), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Commodities Futures Trade Commission (CFTC) and Federal Reserve, as well as state agencies and attorneys general. He has extensive experience designing, implementing and testing corporate compliance programs. Guy has represented companies going through FCPA monitorship, and he was selected by the DOJ, SEC and Brazil's Federal Prosecution Service (MPF) as a corporate monitor related to Operation Carwash, the largest corruption investigation in history.

Guy is a former trial attorney in the Department of Justice's Criminal Division, Fraud Section. While at the Department of Justice, he investigated and prosecuted white-collar crime and public corruption throughout the United States, from grand jury through trials, including allegations of bribery, bank fraud, money laundering, securities fraud, obstruction of justice, mail/wire fraud, honest-services fraud and violations of the FCPA and Internal Revenue Code. Guy was lead prosecutor in the case against Jack Abramoff, which resulted in multiple convictions including a U.S. Congressman and other high-level officials. During his tenure with the Department of Justice, he received numerous commendations and recognition from federal and state law enforcement agencies for his work. He previously focused on public corruption and organized crime matters while an Assistant State Attorney at the Miami-Dade County State Attorney's Office, as well as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of Florida.

Guy also periodically handles matters related to sex crimes and sexual harassment. This work draws on his considerable previous experience as a prosecutor, including work as a Sex Crimes Prosecutor at the Miami-Dade County State Attorney's Office. While at Orrick, Guy has conducted internal investigations related to sexual misconduct for various institutions including corporations, law firms, non-profit organizations and schools, and he has counseled academic institutions in confronting allegations of historical sexual abuse and misconduct.
  • Due to his extensive experience handling high-profile matters of public corruption and white-collar crime, Guy is often called on by the national media for commentary. He has appeared on CNN and been quoted in The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, the L.A. Times and The Philadelphia Inquirer, among others . He is also an adjunct law professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he teaches a course on Corporate Governance, Ethics and Compliance.

    • Represented a large multinational company in the healthcare industry before the DOJ and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in a multi-year FCPA investigation that spanned five continents
    • Represented an oil and gas company in connection with internal and DOJ anti-corruption investigations, third party due diligence, and a variety of compliance matters, including drafting anti-corruption policies and procedures
    • Conducted large internal investigations into allegations of FCPA and other criminal violations in multiple countries for several large multinational companies in a variety of industries, including the shipping, oil and gas, engineering, and commodities industries
    • Conducted a forensic review of third party interactions and a comprehensive risk assessment for a large multinational company in the shipping industry
    • Represented a large multinational company in a criminal matter arising from alleged violations of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
    • Provided anti-corruption compliance counseling, including drafting anti-corruption compliance policies and procedures, to a variety of multinational companies in several industries, including the mining and defense industries
    • Conducted an internal investigation and provided anti-corruption compliance advice to a multinational company in the logistics industry
    • Co-led investigation and prosecution of Washington, D.C.-based lobbyist Jack Abramoff and all related parties; investigation led to conviction of numerous individuals, including a U.S. Congressman
    • Led prosecution in a large-scale health care fraud investigation that resulted in more than fifty convictions; case was featured on NBC's Dateline program
    • Tried State v. Kirk Billie, a high-profile double homicide case, which was aired on Court TV and featured on ABC's 20/20 program
    • Tried and obtained convictions in U.S. v. Kirkland et al, the only trial stemming from one of the largest pension-fraud cases in U.S. history