Lina A. Braude is a partner in the Washington DC office of the international law firm of Baker & McKenzie LLP.
Ms. Braude specializes in corporate compliance issues. She has extensive experience advising clients on the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and related federal legislation, including U.S. money laundering laws, and their application to the activities of multinational companies in emerging markets. She has represented clients in connection with DOJ and SEC investigations related to corruption allegations. She has conducted a number of internal investigations in the former Soviet Union, Asia, Latin America, Europe and Africa, including complex multi-jurisdictional investigations.
Ms. Braude began her legal career in Kazakhstan and has an in-depth understanding of the cultural and political challenges of doing business in developing countries, especially in the former Soviet Union. She earned her LL.M. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law in 1999, and has been admitted to practice in New York, the District of Columbia and Kazakhstan.