Bryan Parr is a partner in the Litigation practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm's Washington, D.C. office. His practice focuses on white-collar defense and regulatory compliance matters around the world, with particular emphasis on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA") and anticorruption.
Mr. Parr routinely represents clients in conjunction with investigations and defense, risk assessments and due diligence, independent compliance monitorships, and compliance programs, and has acted as the senior lawyer on matters around the world, with a focus in Brazil and Latin America. He has significant experience in matters involving life sciences, mining and extractive, and aerospace and defense industries.
Mr. Parr has defended a range of companies and individuals in Department of Justice, SEC, and CFTC investigations and enforcement actions. Mr. Parr has also represented clients in civil matters, both in federal courts and in commercial arbitrations.
Mr. Parr is proficient in Portuguese, French, and Spanish, and works professionally in all three languages on a regular basis.
Accolades and Recognitions
Recognized as a "Rising Star" by the 2014 - 2018 editions of Washington, DC Super Lawyers magazine, published by the Washington Post magazine
University of Virginia, School of Law, J.D.
Duke University, B.A.
Investigations and White Collar Defense
Representing multiple South American companies regarding interactions with independent compliance monitors required as part of DOJ and SEC FCPA resolutions
Leading investigations of potential kickbacks, management misconduct, and FCPA violations for multiple South American companies
Leading investigations of possible FCPA violations for major pharmaceutical company relating to operations in Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica and Central America
Representing an international medical device company in FCPA investigations before the DOJ FCPA Unit involving Mexico, Brazil, and various other countries
Representing a Brazilian company in investigation and defense of potential FCPA violations
Defended a Brazil-based aerospace and defense executive in DOJ, SEC, and corporate investigations of possible FCPA violations
Represented a major petroleum services company in investigations regarding potential management conflicts of interest and FCPA violations involving Mexican operations
Represented a Fortune 500 engineering, construction, and services company in investigations of potential FCPA violations involving operations in Algeria
Represented a Fortune 500 diversified industrial company in various internal and US governmental investigations of possible FCPA violations in Europe and Asia
Conducted due diligence and internal investigations regarding India- and Latin America-based operations for a major petroleum company
Represented a major petroleum services company in investigations of management misconduct and potential FCPA violations involving operations in Kazakhstan
Represented a Fortune 500 retailer in an internal investigation of possible FCPA violations in Mexico
Defended a Brazil-based money manager in an SEC investigation
Defended a privately held energy company in a CFTC investigation
FCPA Risk Assessments, Diligence, and Counseling
Representing multiple South American companies regarding enhancements to their anti-corruption compliance programs
Advising U.S. aerospace and defense company regarding potential investments in Brazil
Represented multiple multi-national pharmaceutical companies in anti-bribery and anti-corruption due diligence and integration efforts associated with a multi-billion-dollar transaction
Conducted risk assessment on Argentinian operations of a Fortune 100 food and beverage company
Conducted a global fraud and anti-corruption risk assessment of a newly acquired subsidiary operating in over 70 countries for a multinational telecommunications and technology company, with particular focus in Latin America
Conducted risk assessments and acquisition due diligence on possible corporate targets in the Middle East and Latin America for a Fortune 500 company
Counseled a Fortune 500 company on its regulatory and FCPA compliance program, policies, and procedures
Litigation and Arbitration
Defended a mining company in federal litigation of claims under the Alien Tort Statute and Torture Victims Protection Act arising from operations in Colombia
Represented a construction firm in an expert determination arising from construction and engineering contracts relating to West African mining concessions
Represented a media company in federal litigation of securities fraud and breach of contract claims