Derek Turnbull is an associate in the Litigation practice and is based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. His practice focuses on matters in white collar defense, primarily the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and U.S. sanctions regulations.

Mr. Turnbull assists multinational corporations in investigating corruption, sanctions violations, and other financial crimes, implements and improves clients' compliance programs, and advises clients on the rapidly evolving sanctions frameworks against Iran, Russia, Venezuela, and other jurisdictions.

Mr. Turnbull received his law degree, cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School in 2016, where he was an associate editor of the Michigan Journal of International Law. He has previously lived and worked in China and Israel. He is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia and New York.

Practice Areas

Global Trade Controls

Investigations and White Collar Defense

White Collar Defense


Chinese (Mandarin)




District of Columbia Bar

New York Bar


University of Michigan Law School, J.D. 2016

Washington University in St. Louis, B.A. 2010

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