Richard Gallena

Managing Associate

Washington, D.C.

Rich Gallena is a managing associate in Orrick's White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance group.  His practice focuses on defending companies and individuals in government investigations involving complex white collar matters.

Rich represents companies and individuals in anti-corruption enforcement actions brought by the Department of Justice (DOJ), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and the UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO).  Rich also advises clients in sanctions proceedings brought by Multi-Lateral Development Banks such as the World Bank and African Development Bank.

Rich’s practice entails conducting internal investigations with a focus on potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).  Rich has experience with unique anti-corruption concerns that vary by region and industry.  He has conducted investigations in South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, and worked with a variety of multinational companies across several different industries, including:

  • Oil & Gas
  • Medical Device
  • Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC)
  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Pharmaceuticals  

Rich also works with clients to improve compliance programs with an emphasis on the FCPA and other anti-corruption and anti-bribery laws.  He frequently assists clients with anti-corruption diligence related to potential acquisitions and joint venture partners.

Prior to focusing on white collar defense, Rich represented companies in complex civil litigation.  His work included contribution actions under the federal CERCLA statute, insurance coverage disputes involving environmental and mass tort liabilities, and bankruptcy proceedings.  Through Orrick’s partnership with the National Veterans Legal Services Program, Rich works with wounded veterans seeking disability benefits for service-related injuries.  

  • Rich's recent engagements include:

    • Represented oil and gas services company in conjunction with DOJ investigation into potential FCPA violations in Brazil.
    • Developed post-merger corporate compliance program—including anti-corruption policies, procedures, training material, and investigations handbook—for multinational company.
    • Conducted internal investigations into allegations of bribery and kickbacks in Turkey.
    • Conducted internal investigation into whistleblower complaints regarding public and commercial bribery, revenue recognition issues, and improper product registration in Brazil.
    • Conducted internal investigation into allegations of violations of company policies within Italian subsidiary.
    • Defended Russian foreign official against federal extortion and money laundering allegations (United States v. Mikerin, District of Maryland).
    • Performed anti-corruption due diligence on potential joint venture partners in the Abu Dhabi, Saudi Arabia, and Bangladesh.