Kristina Arianina

Of Counsel

Вашингтон, округ Колумбия, США

Kristina is a member of the White Collar & Corporate Investigations practice group in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office. She represents companies and executives in internal investigations, enforcement actions and commercial litigation.

Kristina's investigations practice includes allegations of bribery and securities fraud, as well as violations of U.S. economic sanctions, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and False Claims Act. She conducts internal investigations and due diligence for companies headquartered in the United States and abroad. Kristina regularly assists clients with disclosures of potential violations to relevant authorities, represents clients in enforcement matters, and helps companies develop and implement compliance policies and strategies for their domestic and international operations. Kristina’s litigation practice covers all aspects of trial and appellate work in a wide range of subject matters. Kristina’s Russian background contributes to the global nature of her practice.

Previously, Kristina clerked for the Honorable Sally D. Adkins at the U.S. Court of Appeals of Maryland. While in law school, Kristina served as an executive comments and notes editor for Maryland Law Review and worked as a writing fellow in the legal writing program. She also served as a student attorney at the law school’s Clinical Office where she drafted briefs and made oral arguments before the Maryland Court of Special Appeals, as well as interning at the Maryland Office of the Public Defender as a recipient of Maryland Public Interest Law Project Grant.

    • Conducted an internal investigation into bribery and kickback allegations relating to the acquisition by a U.S.-based public company of an entity in Asia.
    • Represented foreign financial institutions in investigations of potential violations of U.S. sanctions before the OFAC, the Department of Justice and other U.S. enforcement agencies and regulators.
    • Represented a foreign bank in a petition for delisting from the OFAC sanctions list.
    • Represented a major fluorochemicals manufacturer in regulatory and policy issues arising under Montreal Protocol on Substances That Deplete the Ozone Layer, including successful representation in Mexichem Fluor Inc. v. EPA, 866 F.3d 451 (D.C. Cir. 2017). The case was featured in Law360’s “Biggest Environmental Rulings of 2017.”
    • Represented foreign banking executives in suits filed in the federal court in New York involving federal and common law claims.
    • Represented a foreign entity in ICC arbitration of a multibillion-dollar dispute concerning breach of contract and negligence in a transportation infrastructure project in the Middle East.
    • Represented a U.S. company in UNCITRAL arbitration of a multibillion-dollar dispute concerning breach of contract and negligence in a transportation infrastructure project in Oceania.
    • Represented a prominent foreign bank in a high-profile U.S. multidistrict litigation.
    • Represented a foreign company in a defamation suit against a major U.S. newspaper.

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