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Catherine E Palmer

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Catherine E. Palmer, a partner in the Hong Kong office, is a member of the White Collar Defense & Government Investigations Practice and the Antitrust & Competition Practice. Ms. Palmer is Chair of the Litigation & Trial Department in Asia and the former Co-Chair of the White Collar Defense & Government Investigations Practice.

Ms. Palmer focuses her practice on the representation of multinational companies involved in criminal or regulatory investigations throughout the world, with an emphasis on global corruption/bribery investigations, global antitrust cartel investigations, and investigations related to US trade and economic sanction issues. As part of her practice, Ms. Palmer has interacted with regulators throughout the world on behalf of clients, including regulators in the US, EU, UK, Singapore, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Australia. Recently relocated to Hong Kong, Ms. Palmer works closely with the firm’s FCPA and White Collar team to leverage the firm’s global assets throughout Asia and other parts of the world.

Ms. Palmer is a former US DOJ prosecutor. As a DOJ prosecutor, Ms. Palmer handled numerous complex criminal investigations in Asia involving corruption, money laundering, extortion, fraud and other crimes committed by criminal organisations based in Asia.