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Shearman & Sterling LLP

Philip Urofsky

Washington, DC, USA Global Guide 2022 Ranked in 1 departments
Ranked in : FCPA
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Philip Urofsky offers notable experience handling a broad array of FCPA-related issues from compliance programmes to regulatory proceedings. His broad client following includes significant entities in the financial sector.
"He is extremely knowledgeable, is truly committed to his clients and is an outstanding lawyer."
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A former federal prosecutor with extensive experience investigating and prosecuting criminal and civil violations of the FCPA, the money laundering and mail and wire fraud statutes, and economic sanctions laws and regulations. Advises clients on conducting internal investigations, designing and implementing compliance programs, as well as conducting due diligence in mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, securities offerings, and concerning retention of third parties.

Also has extensive experience responding to and defending against federal, state, and international criminal, civil, and administrative investigations, prosecutions, and trials on behalf of both business entities and individuals.

Prior to joining the firm, served as a law clerk to the Honorable James M. Sprouse of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and in a number of trial and supervisory positions within the U.S. Department of Justice’s Criminal Division. While at the DOJ, served as Assistant Chief of the Fraud Section, with responsibility for supervising or participating in virtually every FCPA investigation and prosecution.

Was also a member of the United States’ delegation to the OECD Working Group on Corruption and was designated by the US as an expert in anti-corruption law and compliance for the Group’s peer review process.


University of Virginia School of Law, J.D.

University of Virginia, B.A. with highest Distinction

Admissions: District of Columbia, Virginia


Philip Urofsky

Shearman & Sterling LLP

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401 9th Street, NW,

Washington, DC

District of Columbia


DC, 20004-2128

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