Amy Carpenter-Holmes is a partner in the White Collar Defense practice at Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Ms. Carpenter-Holmes practices white collar defense representing significant financial institutions, Fortune 500 companies and senior executives in connection with a wide range of government investigations and related enforcement proceedings. She has conducted internal investigations on behalf of boards of directors and audit committees of major public corporations. Chambers USA recognizes her as a “white-collar attorney with notable experience in representing clients such as financial institutions in external and internal investigations” and notes that “she understands every aspect of a case, is very effective and will have the answer.”
Ms. Carpenter-Holmes represents clients in matters involving the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), congressional committees and other regulators in cases alleging violations of securities fraud, accounting fraud, criminal tax, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), public corruption, criminal antitrust, and other criminal statutes. Most recently, she has represented numerous current and former employees of U.S. and foreign-based financial institutions, including broker dealers, investment management companies, and Fannie Mae in connection with multiple investigations and parallel proceedings.
Ms. Carpenter-Holmes has spoken to audit committee members, in-house lawyers, and members of the white collar bar on topics such as oversight of internal investigations, securities fraud, and FCPA issues. Prior to joining Paul Hastings, Ms. Carpenter-Holmes was a partner at another international law firm and also clerked for the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division.
SEC Discontinues its Case Against Thomas A. Lund
September 21, 2015
Paul Hastings Practices and Lawyers Score Top Rankings in Chambers USA 2015
May 20, 2015
Paul Hastings Continues White Collar Expansion with Addition of High-Profile Washington, D.C. Partner Group
February 23, 2015
Paul Hastings Investigations and White Collar Defense Practice Recognized as a Law360 Practice Group of the Year 2014
February 17, 2015
Respected White Collar Team Joins Paul Hastings in Washington, DC
June 02, 2014
An Executive’s Guide to Defeating the SOX 304 Clawback (Part 2)
March 27, 2017
An Executive’s Guide to Defeating the SOX 304 Clawback (Part I)
March 27, 2017
The Panama Papers Problem: Global Financial Institutions Face Increasing Liability for Clients’ Tax Evasion
May 02, 2016
Calm Before the Storm: Financial Institutions Should Expect a Wave of Civil and Criminal Investigations Following the Next Panama Papers Release
April 29, 2016
Neither A Whitewash Nor A Witch-Hunt Be: Reclaiming The Independence Of Internal Investigations
October 02, 2006
GIR Just Anti-Corruption Washington DC’s FCPA Bar 2016
Paul Hastings was ranked “Elite”—the highest category—in “Washington DC’s FCPA Bar,” “a ranked guide to the best firms for Foreign Corrupt Practices Act matters in the US capital” published by Global Investigations Review publication Just Anti-Corruption.
The accompanying profile of the firm noted that Paul Hastings “wields an all-star cast of attorneys on the DC FCPA scene,” mentioning Amy Carpenter-Holmes, Jay Darden, Timothy Dickinson, Nathaniel Edmonds, Tara Giunta, Corinne Lammers, Michael Levy, Bob Luskin, Kwame Manley, and Morgan Miller.