Corinne Lammers is a partner in the Litigation practice of Paul Hastings, based in the firm's Washington, D.C. office. Ms. Lammers's practice focuses primarily on international anti-corruption laws, including the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA"). Ms. Lammers has been practicing in this area throughout her career, and has extensive experience in designing new and enhancing existing anti-corruption compliance programs, including policies and procedures. Ms. Lammers works with clients, including multi-national corporations, across a wide range of industries. She has spearheaded teams in concert with independent accounting firms in reviewing clients' systems of internal controls and internal audit for purposes of anti-corruption compliance, conducted internal investigations, and performed complex due diligence reviews in connection with international business transactions and the retention of international sales representatives and consultants.
Ms. Lammers has worked on several corporate monitorships, including preparing reports to U.S. authorities as well as working with companies to strengthen their anti-corruption compliance programs to meet the terms of settlements with enforcement agencies. She has substantial experience in conducting risk assessments and enhancing anti-corruption compliance programs to meet established industry "best practices", as well as providing comprehensive compliance training to management, employees and third parties. In addition to her years in private practice, Ms. Lammers also worked as in-house counsel to a major defense contractor, focusing on compliance.
Ms. Lammers's clients represent a broad scope of top industries, including pharmaceutical, agriculture, defense, higher education, construction and engineering, and oil and gas. She is a Senior Advisor to the ABA Section of International Law's Anti-Corruption Committee, serves on the editorial board of news service Global Investigations Review, and has lectured on anti-corruption topics at law schools as well as for the International Law Institute.
Accolades and Recognitions
Ranked by Chambers USA Nationwide for FCPA
Listed in "The International Who's Who of Investigations Lawyers" by Who's Who Legal
Duke University School of Law, J.D., 1996 (cum laude, Articles Editor for Law & Contemporary Problems, and a member of the Moot Court Board.)
The American University, B.A., 1993 (magna cum laude)
Co-author, February 2021 "Brazil Closes the Book on Lava Jato"
January 2021, "What It Takes to Upgrade Your Global Compliance Program in the Wake of a Settlement", C5's 7th Annual Conference on Anti-Corruption Nordics
Co-author, December 2020 "Key Takeaways for Businesses from Brazil's Newly Announced 5-Year Anticorruption Plan"
November 2020, "A Discussion on Transnational Corruption with Drago Kos, Chair of the OECD's Working Group on Bribery"
Co-author, August 2020 "Where the New Normal Might Be the Old Normal: Addressing Corruption Concerns Relating to Brazil's Political Turmoil"
Co-author, May 2020 "COVID-19 and Corruption-Related Risks: High on the International Agenda"
Co-author, April 2020 "All Eyes on Me: Practical Tips for Anti-Corruption Compliance In and After a Time of Crisis"
Moderated numerous presentations on anti-corruption topics for the Anti-Corruption Committee of the ABA Section of International Law
February 2017, "Understanding ISO 37001", KPMG Advisory Institute, New York, New York
November 2015, "How the World Bank, USAID and MDBs Are Now Approaching Enforcement: A Close Look at the New, Unexpected Challenges for Companies under Investigation", American Conference Institute's 32nd Annual Conference on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Washington, DC
Co-author, August 2015 "The Department of Justice Hires Its Own FCPA Compliance Director to Determine When a Company Should Be Criminally Charged"
June 2015, Corruption in Latin America Roundtable - Why Brazil's Corruption Scandals Matter, PricewaterhouseCoopers, New York, New York
May 2015, "Monitors and the Monitored: A Fulsome Discussion About Monitorships", The Conference Board, Council on Corporate Compliance and Ethics and Global Council on Business Conduct, New York, New York
Co-author, December 2014 "Implications of the World Bank Sanctions Regime for International Business"
May 2013, Moderator, ABA Section of International Law, Picking Your Poison: Various Settlement Options Currently in Vogue with the DOJ and SEC, the UK SFO and the World Bank
Co-author, January 2012 "Does Your Compliance Program Need a Check-Up?"
The Georgetown Journal of International Law 2010 Symposium, "Combating Global Corruption," panelist, March 2010
Co-author, January 2010 "FCPA Dragnet: Could Your Sales Agent Be an FBI Agent?"
Senior Advisor (former Co-Chair), Anti-Corruption Committee, American Bar Association, Section of International Law
Executive Committee, ABA Section of International Law 2019 Annual Conference
Member, editorial board, Global Investigations Review ("GIR")
Faculty, American University, Washington College of Law, Anti-Corruption Law Summer Program
Member, Women's White Collar Defense Association, Monitor/Receiver Initiative Subcommittee
Former Steering Group member, International Anti-Money Laundering Committee, American Bar Association, Section of International Law