Lauren B. Muldoon


Washington, D.C.

Lauren Muldoon, a partner in Orrick's Washington, D.C., office, is a member of the White Collar & Corporate Investigations practice group.  Lauren focuses on anti-corruption compliance and represents companies facing investigations and enforcement actions by government agencies and debarment entities. 

Lauren has extensive experience in complex commercial and criminal litigation.  She has represented clients in state and federal courts and in investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the World Bank Group Integrity Vice Presidency (INT), the African Development Bank Office of Integrity and Anti-Corruption (PIAC), and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB).

During law school, Lauren was a member of the Georgetown University Law Center’s Criminal Justice Clinic, which involved the representation of clients charged with criminal misdemeanors in D.C. Superior Court, and clients facing parole revocation before the U.S. Parole Commission. 

  • Some of Lauren's representative engagements include the following:

    • Representing companies and individuals in in investigations by and resolutions with the SEC and the DOJ.
    • Representing international corporations in investigations by multi-lateral development bank investigations and sanctions units, including INT (World Bank) and PIAC (African Development Bank), in investigations, negotiated resolutions, and proceedings in response to findings of sanctionable practices.
    • Member of a team serving as the Independent Compliance Monitor, appointed by the DOJ and SEC, of a large multinational petrochemical company.   
    • Conducting internal investigations and compliance reviews on behalf of multinational corporations in the Americas, Europe, and the Middle East.   
    • Represented a Chinese petrochemical company in defense of a lawsuit alleging violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act and the Alien Tort Statute.
    • Represented a partner from one of the Big Four accounting firms in an enforcement proceeding before the PCAOB.
    • Represented a multinational pharmaceutical company in all phases of a False Claims Act and Unfair Trade Practice litigation filed in state court.