Molly McCafferty

Managing Associate


Molly represents individuals and corporations in connection with investigations and criminal and civil enforcement proceedings. She conducts internal investigations and advises multinational clients on building and maintaining their compliance programs.

Molly was part of a federal criminal trial team representing an individual accused of securities fraud and tax evasion, and currently represents a former COO in a federal criminal case set for trial in 2021. 

Molly served on the Monitor team for an FCPA Monitorship and represented a multinational under the review of an independent FCPA Monitor. She conducts internal investigations, compliance risk assessments, and compliance monitoring reviews. 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. 

Molly also represents a non-profit organization serving donor offspring, sperm donors, egg donors and other donor-conceived people. She has led a pro-bono initiative to assist transgender persons in changing their name and identity documentation.  She has appeared on The Doctors commenting on regulation and litigation in the sperm donor industry.

Before joining Orrick, Molly was a Litigation and Enforcement associate in the San Francisco and Washington, D.C., offices of another international law firm. Prior to attending law school, Molly was a pianist and conductor on the national tour of Wicked.

    • Advising a former CFO in SEC enforcement and related civil proceedings.
    • Advised a multinational corporation subject to review by an independent FCPA Monitor.
    • Served on the legal teams for an FCPA Monitorship before the DOJ and SEC.
    • Advises clients in the development of their anti-corruption compliance programs, including the drafting of policies, procedures, and related trainings.
    • Conducts global internal investigations and advising clients on voluntary disclosures to the DOJ and SEC.
    • Conducts FCPA due diligence in M&A transactions.
    • Representing an individual in connection with a criminal investigation conducted by the DOJ.
    • Representing a multinational corporation in connection with a criminal investigation conducted by the Office of the Inspector General for Health and Human Services.