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 matters involving the Department of Justice (“DOJ”), the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), the New York Attorney General’s Office, congressional committees, and other U.S. and foreign regulators in cases alleging securities fraud, bank fraud, corruption, and export control violations, as well as violations of criminal antitrust and privacy laws.
Ms. Carpenter-Holmes advises executive management and boards of directors on compliance with laws and regulations, conducts internal investigations on behalf of boards of directors and audit committees of major public corporations, and litigates on behalf of clients in federal court.
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 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 corruption 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.
Paul Hastings Wins National Law Journal’s Washington, D.C. White Collar Litigation Department of the Year Award
May 29, 2020
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
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
Recognized as the National Law Journal’s Washington, D.C. White Collar Litigation Department of the Year
Paul Hastings' Investigations and White Collar Defense Practice was named Washington D.C.’s White Collar Litigation Department of the Year by The National Law Journal. The publication noted the firm’s challenging, high-profile representation of Gordon Sondland, U.S. Ambassador to the EU, in the impeachment proceedings against President Trump. The feature noted how the practice advanced their client’s interests in “a pivotal moment of the impeachment proceedings.” NLJ’s feature also noted the firm’s successful representation of an international bank in a settlement with the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) which included no admission of liability and a 98% reduction of OFAC’s penalty demand.
May 27, 2020
Ranked by Global Investigations Review's coverage of Washington DC’s FCPA Bar
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.
August 22, 2016