Neil Schumacher is of counsel in the Litigation practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.
Mr. Schumacher focuses his practice on regulatory and anti-corruption enforcement, internal investigations, and litigation. Mr. Schumacher regularly counsels multinational clients in the pharmaceutical, energy, and technology industries in criminal and civil investigations conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as in internal investigations, in connection with alleged violations of criminal and civil anti-bribery legislation. Mr. Schumacher has represented clients in significant investigations in China and other countries in Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, and Eastern Europe. Several of these matters also involved parallel investigations by foreign anti-corruption authorities or regulators including the U.K. Serious Fraud Office.
Mr. Schumacher has particularly deep experience leading investigations in Russia, Ukraine, and other CIS countries, including conducting interviews, directing forensic analysis, and coordinating local legal advice. Mr. Schumacher has also conducted transactional due diligence in multiple countries and routinely assists clients in developing and implementing global anti-corruption compliance programs and remedial measures in response to investigations, due diligence, and audits. Mr. Schumacher regularly advises clients in connection with data preservation, data privacy, data localization, cross-border transfer, advanced data analytics and investigation techniques, and related issues often encountered in internal investigations and due diligence. In addition to his investigations experience, Mr. Schumacher also represented a global supplier to the power and oil-and-gas industries throughout a compliance monitorship.
In addition to his anti-corruption practice, Mr. Schumacher also represents financial institutions, corporations, directors and officers in derivative and class action lawsuits in both securities and general litigation and in regulatory enforcement actions.Prior to joining Paul Hastings, Mr. Schumacher served a judicial law clerk for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois.Mr. Schumacher graduated from Boston College Law School (cum laude) in 2005. During law school, he wrote and edited for the Uniform Commercial Code Reporter-Digest and interned for the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Enforcement Division.
Mr. Schumacher is admitted to practice in California and the District of Columbia.
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