Richard W. Grime is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of O'Melveny & Myers. He represents clients, both corporations and individuals, on a full range of white collar, securities enforcement, regulatory, and compliance matters. He represents corporations conducting internal investigations with a particular focus on FCPA investigations and frequently advises companies on implementing FCPA compliance programs.
Before he joined O'Melveny, Richard spent over nine years in the Division of Enforcement at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C. In his last four years at the Commission he was an Assistant Director. While at the SEC, Richard supervised the filing of over 70 enforcement actions covering a wide range of the Commission's activities including the FCPA, accounting fraud, regulation FD, insider trading and offering frauds.
Richard played a prominent role in the Commission's FCPA program working closely with the Department of Justice on countless parallel investigations. He supervised the Commission's recent FCPA cases against Baker Hughes, Titan and Monsanto. Richard was also designated by the United States as one of its experts for the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials' peer monitoring process for Japan and Canada.