Nathaniel Edmonds serves as the Chair of the firm’s litigation practice in Washington, D.C., which houses over 100 lawyers handling a variety of litigation matters, including internal corporate investigations, white collar criminal defense, anti-corruption compliance, sanctions and export controls, data privacy and cyber security, intellectual property and patent litigation, international arbitration, and antitrust counseling. Mr. Edmonds focuses on global internal investigations, specializing in anti-corruption matters and the challenges arising from multi-jurisdictional investigations into complex economic crime. As a former Assistant Chief of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Unit of the Fraud Section in the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ), Mr. Edmonds assisted in the supervision of all FCPA cases in the United States and was one of the principal drafters of A Resource Guide to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, published in November 2012 by the DOJ and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), available at http://www.justice.gov/criminal/fraud/fcpa/guide.pdf. Mr. Edmonds also specializes in anti-corruption compliance risk assessments and due diligence, as well as developing and overseeing compliance programs. During his nearly ten years as a federal white collar prosecutor, Mr. Edmonds handled numerous complex economic criminal investigations and jury trials, including the FCPA and export control-related conviction of a major aerospace and defense contractor, the fraud and domestic corruption matters associated with lobbyist Jack Abramoff, and various accounting and securities fraud matters. During his tenure at the Department of Justice, Mr. Edmonds worked with prosecutors, law enforcement and regulators from six continents on corruption matters, including as a U.S. Delegate to the OECD’s Working Group on Bribery, with the UK’s Serious Fraud Office and as a member of the U.S.-China Joint Liaison Group’s Anti-Corruption Working Group.
Paul Hastings Practices and Lawyers Score Top Rankings in Chambers USA 2018
May 11, 2018
Paul Hastings Investigations and White Collar Defense Practice Named Most Impressive Investigations Practice by Leading Industry Publication Global Investigations Review
October 31, 2017
Paul Hastings Practices and Lawyers Score Top Rankings in Chambers USA 2017
June 05, 2017
Paul Hastings Practices and Lawyers Score Top Rankings in Chambers USA 2016
June 08, 2016
China Media Capital Forms Joint Venture with Warner Brothers for New Flagship Movie Studio
September 20, 2015
Paul Hastings Continues White Collar Expansion with Addition of High-Profile Washington, D.C. Partner Group
February 23, 2015
Paul Hastings Adds Assistant Chief of Department of Justices Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Unit In Washington, DC
March 11, 2013
A One-Two Punch: The U.S. Government Hits China’s Technology Sector
May 17, 2019
A New Enforcement Agency Joins the World of International Corruption Enforcement: CFTC Announces New Initiative Covering Companies Involved in Foreign Corrupt Practices
March 23, 2019
DOJ’s FCPA Enforcement Plan Highlights the Need for Robust Anti-Corruption Compliance Programs
April 13, 2016
Views on the Recent USAM Changes: An Interview with The FCPA Report
February 08, 2016
5 Things You Need to Know: Third Party Risk in China
September 21, 2015
The Department of Justice Hires its Own FCPA Compliance Expert to Determine When a Company Should be Criminally Charged
August 03, 2015
Recent Developments in U.S. Investigations and Litigation
May 07, 2015
Global M&A: Momentum for Growth Report
February 09, 2015
Global M&A 2014 Mid-Year Report
July 25, 2014
Confronting FCPA and Anti-Corruption Risk in China M&A Deals
June 17, 2014
Appellate Court Clarifies FCPA "Instrumentality" Definition
May 19, 2014
What are the most significant issues for global companies in managing their exposure to U.S. regulatory risk and ensuring compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act?
May 16, 2014
FCPA Declinations - How to Maximize Your Chance to Get a Pass When a Corruption Problem Occurs
May 29, 2013
May 27, 2013
Recognized by Chambers Global 2019
Chambers Global 2019: The World’s Leading Lawyers listed the firm in 37 research areas and named 59 firm lawyers to its rankings of leading lawyers and law firms adept in complex international work and with strong cross-border capabilities.
February 14, 2019
Recognized in the Global Investigations Review’s GIR 100 for 2018
Paul Hastings was again ranked in Global Investigations Review’s GIR 100, a ranking of 100 firms from around the world able to handle sophisticated cross-border government-led and internal investigations. Building off rankings in consecutive years, the firm maintained a ranking in GIR's Top 25 list of law firms working in complex global investigations. The following attorneys were noted in the editorial profiling the firm: Ken Breen, Simon Airey, Bruno Cova, Jay Darden, Tim Dickinson, Nat Edmonds, Gary Giampetruzzi, Tara Giunta, Corinne Lammers, Michael Levy, Robert Luskin, Kwame Manley, Morgan Miller, Francesca Petronio, Jamie Gardner, Samuel Cooper, Jennifer Riddle, and Thomas Zaccaro.
November 02, 2018
Recognized by Chambers USA 2018
Chambers USA 2018: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business listed the firm in 45 research areas and named 112 firm lawyers to its rankings of leading lawyers and law firms in the United States.
May 15, 2018
Recognized in the Global Investigations Review’s GIR 100 for 2017
Paul Hastings was again ranked in Global Investigations Review’s GIR 100, a ranking of “100 firms from around the world able to handle sophisticated cross-border government-led and internal investigations. Building off rankings in consecutive years, the firm moved up more than 10 spaces to break GIR's Top 25 list of law firms working in complex global investigations.
The following attorneys were noted in the editorial profiling the firm: Ken Breen, Simon Airey, Bruno Cova, John (Jay) Darden, Tim Dickinson, Nat Edmonds, Gary Giampetruzzi, Tara Giunta, Corinne Lammers, Robert Luskin, Kwame Manley, Morgan Miller, John Nowak, Francesca Petronio, Jamie Gardner, and Jennifer Riddle, and Thomas Zaccaro.
October 27, 2017
Global Investigations Review's Most Impressive Investigations Practice
Paul Hastings was named 2017’s “Most Impressive Investigations Practice” by Global Investigations Review (GIR). Paul Hastings also was ranked in the top 20 of the GIR 100, an annual guide to the world’s leading cross-border investigations practices. According to GIR, “Paul Hastings has had a particularly impressive year,” further noting the firm’s representation Braskem in a landmark $957 million global settlement with authorities in Brazil, Switzerland, and the United States; the firm’s work in helping medical device company Orthofix secure its FCPA settlementin the U.S; and construction company CDM Smith secure an FCPA Pilot Program declination.
GIR further noted that “Paul Hastings outshines competitors in part by the sheer number of star lawyers on its white-collar team.
October 26, 2017
Recognized by Chambers USA 2017
Chambers USA 2017: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business named 46 of the firm’s practice areas and 112 individuals to its ranking of leading lawyers and law firms in the United States.
June 05, 2017
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.
Recognized by Chambers USA 2016
Chambers USA 2016: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business named 47 of the firm’s practice areas and 112 individuals to its ranking of leading lawyers and law firms in the United States.
June 08, 2016
Winner of 2014 Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing
Nathaniel Edmonds, Palmina Fava and Morgan Miller have
been named winners of the prestigious 2014 Burton Award for Distinguished Legal
Writing for their article: “FCPA Declinations: How to Maximize Your Chance to
Get a Pass When a Corruption Problem Occurs.”