Derek Wetmore

Senior Associate

San Francisco

Derek Wetmore helps companies and individuals navigate a range of civil and criminal matters involving potential violations of securities laws, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the Bank Secrecy Act, the False Claims Act, and antitrust laws.  Derek represents companies and individuals across the globe.  His clients range from closely held private entities to Fortune 50 companies in the technology, finance, medical device, retail, and manufacturing sectors.  In addition to representing clients in litigation and enforcement actions, Derek has conducted dozens of internal investigations across the globe and has served on the Monitor Team for two SEC and DOJ FCPA Monitorships.  He also counsels companies on developing effective internal controls and compliance best practices.

Prior to law school, Derek worked as a data analyst for an environmental engineering firm with a focus on geospatial analysis, remedial design, and negotiations with state, federal, and foreign governmental agencies.

  • Derek's notable engagements include:

    • Representations of a Fortune 50 financial services company in investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission into compliance with Securities laws and Bank Secrecy Act reporting requirements.

    • Representation of a Fortune 50 consumer company in FCPA and AML internal investigations throughout Latin America.

    • Serving on the Monitor Team for a DOJ and SEC FCPA Monitorship of a financial technology company.

    • Serving on the Monitor Team for an SEC FCPA Monitorship of a medical device company.

    • Advising medical device and medical care companies undergoing DOJ FCPA Monitorships.

    • Representation of a government contractor in a False Claims Act investigation and follow-on civil litigation.

    • Representation of foreign electronics and automotive parts corporations under investigation by the DOJ Antitrust Division for alleged cartel activity.

    • Representation of an individual in a DOJ Antitrust Division criminal investigation of alleged anticompetitive activity in the automotive parts industry.

    • Conducting numerous investigations into potential bribery allegations and violations of internal policies for public and private clients in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Latin America.