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Danish Hamid

DLA Piper LLP
Partner
Washington, DC, USA


Danish Hamid is a partner in Winston & Strawn's Washington, D.C. office. His practice focuses on anti-corruption compliance and international business transactions.

Mr. Hamid regularly advises Fortune 500 and other companies across various industries on compliance matters, audits, and internal investigations arising under the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 (FCPA) and other anti-corruption laws. In particular, Mr. Hamid has significant experience with respect to:

• drafting anti-corruption compliance policies and procedures;
• providing training to company board members, managers, employees, and third-party agents;
• performing due diligence on agents, brokers, sales representatives, consultants, distributors, joint venture partners, and charitable organizations;
• analyzing facilitating payments in the international freight-forwarding business and other contexts;
• counseling on gifts, hospitalities, and travel benefits;
• reviewing potential target companies in the M&A context and negotiating appropriate FCPA compliance contract clauses; and
• interviewing company employees/third-party agents and supervising electronic document reviews in relation to internal investigations of potential FCPA violations.

In addition to his FCPA practice, Mr. Hamid focuses on various international transactions and other compliance matters. Specifically, Mr. Hamid assists clients with:

•international sales, joint venture, teaming, agency, commission sales representative, consultant, and distribution agreements;
•international mergers and acquisitions;
•overseas business registration and reporting requirements;
•foreign government and military procurement;
•compliance with embargoes and other controls administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control, U.S. Department of Treasury;
•broker registration under the U.S. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR);
•international private placements of securities and bond offerings; and
•cross-border data privacy concerns under the EU Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Safe Harbor, and similar regimes.

Activities
Mr. Hamid has served as a member of the Board of Directors of TRACE International, Inc., a leading international anti-corruption organization.

Mr. Hamid also serves as pro bono counsel to the Education For Employment Foundation, a non-profit entity, which seeks to provide vocational training to unemployed youth in the Middle East/North Africa region in preparation for pre-committed jobs with multinational companies.

Education
Mr. Hamid graduated from the University of Oxford in 1997 with a B.A. (Honors) in Jurisprudence (an English law degree). He received his J.D. from The George Washington University Law School in 2000, where he was a member of The George Washington International Law Review.

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