Caitlin Sheard

Senior Associate

Washington, D.C.

Caitlin Sheard is a Senior Associate in the Washington, D.C., office.  She helps clients navigate high-stakes white collar criminal investigations and enforcement matters, with a focus on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and anti-corruption compliance.

Caitlin represents companies and individuals in a broad range of anti-corruption matters. She regularly works with companies to develop, implement, and enhance their corporate compliance programs. She has experience developing policies and procedures, enhancing training programs, and advising on best practices related to third party management and internal controls. She also has experience navigating FCPA monitorships, having represented a multinational company under the review of an independent compliance monitor.

Caitlin’s practice also involves conducting internal investigations, representing clients in matters before the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission, and multilateral development banks, and performing anti-corruption due diligence.  She has represented companies around the world in the medical device, oil and gas, pharmaceutical, and technology industries.

Caitlin maintains an active pro bono practice.  She has defended a political protestor in a high-profile jury trial, represented a domestic violence victim in a Hague Convention proceeding, and worked on behalf of human trafficking victims.

Prior to attending law school, Caitlin was a Fulbright scholar in France.

    • Advising a multinational company under an FCPA monitorship
    • Representing a medical device company in an FCPA enforcement action brought by DOJ and SEC
    • Conducting multiple internal investigations into potential FCPA violations and internal controls breaches on behalf of clients in Europe and Asia
    • Representing an international pharmaceutical company in sanctions proceedings brought by the World Bank
    • Representing individuals in the oil and gas industry in FCPA investigations by DOJ in Africa and South America 
    • Representing an individual in the security technology industry in an anti-corruption by the SEC
    • Conducting pre-acquisition anti-corruption due diligence on behalf of a private equity firm operating in the Middle East
    • Developing anti-corruption policies and procedures for clients in the medical device, financial services, and aerospace industries