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 anti-corruption and related regulatory enforcement, including government and internal investigations. Mr. Schumacher regularly counsels multinational clients in criminal and civil investigations conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as in internal investigations. His substantive experience includes investigations into alleged corruption, procurement fraud, financial irregularities, promotional practices, local regulatory violations, and other complex matters. Several of these reviews also involved parallel investigations by foreign anti-corruption authorities or regulators including the U.K. Serious Fraud Office. Mr. Schumacher’s clients include many of the largest companies in a broad range of sectors including pharmaceuticals and medical devices, consumer products, energy, infrastructure, and information technology.
Mr. Schumacher regularly travels to Russia/CIS and Eastern Europe and has particularly deep experience leading investigations, transactional due diligence, risk assessments, compliance audits, and other reviews triggered by US or local regulatory inquiries in this region. Mr. Schumacher’s work in Russia/CIS has included investigations and counseling in connection with US sanctions and anti-money laundering regulations. In addition to his work in Russia/CIS and Eastern Europe, Mr. Schumacher has also conducted investigations and other compliance reviews in China, Korea, and other countries in Asia, as well as several countries in the Middle East, Brazil, and other countries in Latin America.
As part of his anti-corruption practice, Mr. Schumacher also represents clients subject to corporate compliance monitorships and self-monitorships imposed as part of DOJ/SEC resolutions. He routinely advises clients in developing and implementing global anti-corruption compliance programs and remedial measures in response to investigations, due diligence, and audits. He also advises clients in connection with data preservation, cross-border transfer, and data analytics issues often encountered in internal investigations and due diligence.
Prior to joining Paul Hastings, Mr. Schumacher served as 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.
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