Managing AssociateWashington, D.C.
Ashok Ayyar is a managing associate in Orrick’s White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance group.
Ashok represents corporations and individuals in federal government investigations, regulatory enforcement actions, and white-collar criminal defense matters. Ashok has represented clients before the U.S. Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and FINRA. Ashok also counsels companies about compliance issues, particularly relating to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and helps them develop proactive corporate compliance programs, policies, and procedures.
Ashok has worked with clients in the banking, biotechnology, computer hardware, cryptocurrency, and fintech industries.
Ashok joined Orrick from Morvillo LLP. Prior to that, Ashok represented foreign financial institutions and individuals facing criminal investigation for offshore tax evasion at Baker & McKenzie LLP.