Elizabeth G. Silver

Professional Biography

Elizabeth G. Silver is a Shareholder and a member of the firm’s International Trade & Compliance group and Corporate practice area in Washington, DC.

Ms. Silver is an experienced Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), white collar criminal defense and corporate compliance attorney. She has significant experience in compliance with anti-bribery laws, anti-money laundering (AML), export controls, sanctions regulations, international criminal matters and complex business litigation. She advises multinational corporations, financial institutions and individuals on compliance with the U.S. FCPA and other anti-corruption laws and helps clients navigate the complex legal and regulatory compliance issues related to cross-border transactions and global operations by conducting compliance audits and risk assessments, performing due diligence on international investments, mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, and providing counsel related to the structure of cross-border transactions.

Ms. Silver represents corporations and individuals in FCPA and other white collar criminal investigations conducted by the DOJ, SEC and other government agencies. She has represented clients in the agriculture, communications, engineering, finance, hospitality, manufacturing, mining, pharmaceutical, medical devices and retail sectors, and she has on-the-ground field experience in more than a dozen countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Additionally, Ms. Silver has experience representing clients in complex civil litigation in state and federal courts. She has represented companies in a range of civil disputes, including environmental, contract and transnational matters.

Ms. Silver maintains an active pro bono practice, focusing on issues of civil rights, children and immigration. She has been named a Super Lawyers Rising Star each year since 2014 and is fluent in Spanish.

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