Meg Hennessey

Senior Associate

San Francisco, Orange County

Meg advises individuals and corporations responding to DOJ and SEC investigations into violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.  She helps multinational clients plan, implement, and maintain their anti-corruption compliance programs.  Meg also conducts internal investigations around the world and advises companies through remediation and disclosures to government authorities.

Meg served on the Monitor teams for two FCPA Monitorships and represents a multinational currently under the review of an independent FCPA Monitor.  She draws upon her broad international experience and strong project management skills to lead diverse teams of attorneys and consultants to conduct compliance risk assessments, compliance monitoring reviews, and bribery and corruption-related internal investigations.  Her Monitorship experience makes her uniquely qualified to advise clients facing similar scrutiny by enforcement authorities, and to advise on best practices in building a corporate compliance program.

Meg also represents a non-profit organization in relation to multiple congressional inquiries conducted by the Senate Committee on the Judiciary and the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Meg Hennessey, a Senior Associate in the San Francisco and Orange County offices, is a member of the White Collar and Corporate Investigations group.

  • Meg's engagements include the following.

    • Advising a multinational corporation subject to review by an independent FCPA Monitor.
    • Serving on the legal teams for two FCPA Monitorships before the DOJ and SEC.
    • Advising clients in the development of their anti-corruption compliance programs, including the drafting of policies, procedures, and related trainings.
    • Conducting global internal investigations and advising clients on voluntary disclosures to the DOJ and SEC.
    • Conducting FCPA due diligence in M&A transactions.
    • Representation of an individual in connection with a criminal investigation conducted by the DOJ Healthcare & Government Fraud Unit.
    • Representation of several individuals in connection with criminal investigations conducted by the DOJ Antitrust Division into the automotive parts industry.
    • Representation of a non-profit entity in connection with multiple congressional inquiries conducted by the Senate Committee on the Judiciary and the House Committee on Energy & Commerce.

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