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Alixandra Smith

U.S. Attorney's Office, EDNY
Deputy Chief, Business and Securities Fraud Section
Brooklyn, NY, USA


Alix joined the United States Attorney’s Office in July 2012, and was appointed to the Business and Securities Fraud Section in December 2014.  She has investigated and prosecuted a wide variety of criminal matters, including fraud involving publicly-traded companies, market manipulation, insider trading, healthcare fraud, tax crimes, money laundering and violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) and the Bank Secrecy Act. 

During her time in the Office, Alix has worked on significant white collar cases.  For example, Alix was the co-lead prosecutor on the case United States v. Martin Shkreli and Evan Greebel, in which a pharmaceutical executive and his attorney were charged with securities fraud, wire fraud conspiracy and securities fraud conspiracy in connection with four complex fraud schemes.  Both defendants were tried and convicted in separate trials lasting a combined total of 17 weeks in 2017.  In addition, Alix was part of the team that investigated and prosecuted United States v. Odebrecht and United States v. Braskem, collectively one of the largest foreign bribery cases in history.  In that case, Brazilian-based companies Odebrecht and Braskem pled guilty to violations of the FCPA for their roles in a bribery scheme that involved payments of close to a billion dollars over a 15-year period to foreign government officials in Brazil and twelve other countries in order to obtain and retain business in those countries.  Alix was also the lead prosecutor on the case United States v. AmerisourceBergen Specialty Group, in which a subsidiary of a major pharmaceutical company pled guilty to a violation of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act for the illegal distribution of misbranded oncology drugs, and paid a $260 million criminal penalty. 

Prior to joining the United States Attorney’s Office, Alix was an associate in the White Collar and Investigations Practice at Jenner & Block, LLC, in New York; completed clerkships with the Honorable Julio M. Fuentes, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the Honorable Faith S. Hochberg, United States District Court for the District of New Jersey; and was also an associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, LLP, in New York.  She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University and cum laude from Harvard Law School.

Alixandra Smith is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment FCPA Investigations and Enforcement: Developments and Updates - White Collar Crime 2017: Prosecutors and Regulators Speak, Thursday, October 05, 2017
Retail Investors: The New Enforcement Frontier?, Monday, May 14, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio FCPA Investigations and Enforcement: Developments and Updates - FCPA Investigations and Enforcement: Developments and Updates, Thursday, October 05, 2017
Retail Investors: The New Enforcement Frontier? - Retail Investors: The New Enforcement Frontier?, Monday, May 14, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg FCPA Investigations and Enforcement: Developments and Updates - FCPA Investigations and Enforcement: Developments and Updates, Thursday, October 05, 2017
Retail Investors: The New Enforcement Frontier? - Retail Investors: The New Enforcement Frontier?, Monday, May 14, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs White Collar Crime 2017: Prosecutors and Regulators Speak, Saturday, October 07, 2017, New York, NY
Enforcement 2018: Perspectives from Government Agencies, Wednesday, May 16, 2018, New York, NY
Transcripts  Transcripts Retail Investors: The New Enforcement Frontier? - Retail Investors: The New Enforcement Frontier?, Monday, May 14, 2018
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Advanced Compliance and Ethics Workshop 2018, Monday, October 29, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Advanced Compliance and Ethics Workshop 2018, Monday, October 29, 2018, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Advanced Compliance and Ethics Workshop 2018, Monday, October 29, 2018, Philadelphia, PA
Advanced Compliance and Ethics Workshop 2018, Monday, October 29, 2018, Atlanta, GA
Advanced Compliance and Ethics Workshop 2018, Monday, October 29, 2018, Mechanicsburg, PA
Advanced Compliance and Ethics Workshop 2018, Monday, October 29, 2018, Indianapolis, IN
Advanced Compliance and Ethics Workshop 2018, Monday, October 29, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA
Advanced Compliance and Ethics Workshop 2018, Monday, October 29, 2018, Nashville, TN
Advanced Compliance and Ethics Workshop 2018, Monday, October 29, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
Advanced Compliance and Ethics Workshop 2018, Monday, October 29, 2018, Columbus, OH
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