Tom Best is an international investigations, enforcement defense and compliance lawyer, and a partner in the Investigations and White Collar Defense practice based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. He advises senior management and boards of directors on complex investigations, enforcement, and compliance issues arising under the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and other countries’ anti-corruption laws, economic sanctions and export controls, the U.S. securities laws, and other legal regimes affecting major multinationals’ operations.Mr. Best defends investigations and enforcement actions before the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), U.K. Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and FCA, the U.S. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the World Bank Integrity Unit Vice Presidency, and numerous other government and quasi-governmental agencies. He has defended dozens of companies and individuals over the years in diverse industries such as financial services, metals and mining, oil and gas, light manufacturing, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, and many others.Mr. Best is known for his practical, business-focused approach to the international challenges facing companies. He is also known for his willingness to “roll up his sleeves” and be hands-on for his clients. His on-the-ground investigations experience includes major economies in Sub-Saharan Africa, India, Latin America, Asia, Russia, and Europe. Given his experience as a former M&A attorney at a major international law firm in the United Kingdom, clients often turn to Tom to assist them with managing FCPA/anti-corruption, economic sanctions, and other risks in complex M&A transactions.
Paul Hastings Hires OECD Director of Legal Affairs Nicola Bonucci
November 18, 2019
Paul Hastings Energizes Houston Transactional Practice with Partner Duo, Continues Global Lateral Surge
October 01, 2019
Paul Hastings Continues Corporate Growth Hot Streak, Adding Prominent Capital Markets Partner in Los Angeles
August 19, 2019
Paul Hastings’ Leading Latin America Practice Welcomes Preeminent M&A/Capital Markets Team in São Paulo
August 08, 2019
Barrick Gold Deputy General Counsel Joins Paul Hastings in Washington, D.C.
May 13, 2019
Paul Hastings Continues Growth, Adding Top FCPA White Collar Litigators in Washington D.C.
April 10, 2019
DOJ National Security Division Updates Its Enforcement Policy
December 23, 2019
New UK Serious Fraud Office Co-operation Guidance: From Avoiding “Trampled Crime Scenes” to Helping Secure Admissible Evidence
August 13, 2019
Something Familiar, Something New: OFAC’s Compliance Program Framework
May 06, 2019
Recognized in the Global Investigations Review’s GIR 100 for 2019
Paul Hastings was again ranked in Global Investigations Review’s GIR 100, a ranking of “100 firms from around the world able to handle sophisticated cross-border government-led and internal investigations." Building off rankings in consecutive years, the firm moved up to break GIR's Top 20 list of law firms working in complex global investigations. The following attorneys were noted in the editorial profiling the firm: Ken Breen, Robert Luskin, John (Jay) Darden, Kwame Manley, Tim Dickinson, Tara Giunta, Thomas Zaccaro, Gary Giampetruzzi, Michael Levy,, Corinne Lammers, Morgan Miller, Nat Edmonds, Tom Best, Matt Herrington, Jonathan Drimmer, and Simon Airey.
October 24, 2019