Palmina M. Fava is a partner in the Litigation practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s New York office. Ms. Fava conducts internal investigations, drafts and implements global compliance programs, and represents corporations and individuals in civil litigation and government investigations. Ethisphere Institute repeatedly recognizes Ms. Fava as a Specialist in Private Practice in its Attorneys Who Matter List, a selection which considers “expertise, peer and client endorsements, participation in high-profile cases, and overall success.” She also has been recognized by Main Justice, Super Lawyers, Global Investigations Review, and New York Times Magazine, was profiled by Law360 as a Female Power Broker, and received the 2014 Burton Distinguished Legal Writing Award.
Ms. Fava conducts internal investigations related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), international anti-corruption and anti-bribery restrictions, fraud, kickbacks, accounting irregularities, off-label pharmaceutical marketing, and misappropriation of trade secrets. She regularly represents companies in such matters before the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), other federal and state agencies, and international regulatory bodies. Ms. Fava leads teams in investigations in Latin America, throughout Western and Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Relying on her language skills, Ms. Fava conducts investigations in Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and English.
Ms. Fava also designs and implements comprehensive, practical, and user-friendly corporate compliance programs tailored to a client’s particular risks and growth strategies. She provides employee and third-party training; conducts proactive reviews of a client’s high-risk business areas; structures commercial arrangements to protect against compliance risks; and handles due diligence of agents, joint venture partners, and targets in mergers and acquisitions, or other investment transactions.
Ms. Fava’s litigation practice focuses on commercial, business tort, and intellectual property disputes. She has served as lead litigation and trial counsel in matters involving breaches of fiduciary duty, breaches of contract, fraud, negligence, misappropriation of trade secrets, and insurance coverage. She has successfully tried and defended cases in federal and state courts, and before arbitration panels, and successfully represented clients in appellate arguments, mediations, and negotiations.
Ms. Fava lectures and publishes regularly and is often quoted in articles on anti-corruption issues published by the Wall Street Journal, Reuters, CNBC, Bloomberg, The Anti-Corruption Report, Law360, and Main Justice, among other leading publications. Among Ms. Fava’s most recent speaking engagements and publications are:
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KCC Corporation Adopts Global Standard Compliance Program
January 03, 2017
Paul Hastings Extensive Practice Strength Highlighted in The Legal 500 United States 2013
June 05, 2013
Paul Hastings Strengthens Litigation Practice in New York with Addition of Top Litigator
May 25, 2010
Compliance Programs Still Matter
February 27, 2017
FCPA Enforcement: Tech Companies and the Pilot Program
September 23, 2016
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
Female Powerbrokers Q&A: Paul Hastings' Palmina Fava
March 04, 2014
FCPA Declinations - How to Maximize Your Chance to Get a Pass When a Corruption Problem Occurs
May 29, 2013
How Broad Is the FCPAs Reach Over the Acts of Foreign Nationals?
March 20, 2013
Line in the Sand: What Actions Bring Foreign Nationals Within Reach of an FCPA Action
March 08, 2013
Quarterly FCPA Report: Fourth Quarter 2012
February 07, 2013
2013 Guidance on PRC Anti-Bribery Law Focuses on Bribe Givers
January 25, 2013
Quarterly FCPA Report: Third Quarter 2012
November 21, 2012
Guidance on the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act from the Department of Justice and the Securities & Exchange Commission: The Key, as with the U.K. Bribery Act and the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention, Is a Robust Compliance Program
November 20, 2012
Lessons Learned from Pfizers Settlement of FCPA Claims
August 27, 2012
UK Case Mabey & Johnson Ltd. Continues to Set Anti-Corruption Enforcement Precedent
February 10, 2012
The U.S. Government's Recent Efforts to Ban Pharmaceutical Executives from the Industry Without Due Process
April 29, 2011
Extraterritorial Effect of the Anti-Corruption Law of the Peoples Republic of China
April 27, 2011
UK Bribery Act Guidance Part 1: Guidance Overview
March 30, 2011
FCPA and UK Bribery Act Risks Facing Financial Institutions
February 24, 2011
Comments on the Whistleblower Program of the Dodd-Frank Act
December 20, 2010
A Comparison of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the U.K. Bribery Act
October 28, 2010
China Matters: Technology Companies Operating in Asia Remain a Focus for FCPA Enforcement
October 06, 2010
ACI’s West Coast Conference on FCPA Enforcement and Compliance
September 25, 2019
Ethisphere Magazine’s Attorneys Who Matter for 2017
Gary Giampetruzzi and Palmina Fava were named to Ethisphere magazine’s 2017 Attorneys Who Matter among specialists in Private Practice category.
October 25, 2017
Ethisphere Magazine’s Attorneys Who Matter for 2015
Palmina Fava and Gary Giampetruzzi were named to Ethisphere magazine’s 2015 Attorneys Who Matter listing in the Specialists – Private Practice category.
June 16, 2015
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.”
Ethisphere Magazine's Attorneys Who Matter for 2013
Palmina Fava, co-chair of the Global Compliance and Disputes practice and a partner in the Litigation practice of Paul Hastings, was listed as a "Rising Star" in Ethisphere’s "2013 Attorneys Who Matter" list. The list recognizes more than 100 outstanding attorneys, highlighting individuals who represent a wide range of legal disciplines.
October 28, 2013