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Gina Saviola

Mayer Brown LLP

Los Angeles, CA, USA


Gina Saviola is counsel in Mayer Brown's Los Angeles office and a member of the Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice. Gina’s practice focuses on FCPA/anti-corruption-related matters, internal investigations and corporate compliance programs. Before joining the firm, Gina was Senior Counsel - Compliance at Occidental Petroleum Corporation for over eight years. She designed, implemented, and monitored the company’s global compliance program, with a particular emphasis on the company’s operations in the Middle East/North Africa, South America and Asia. Gina responsibilities included advising management and the international legal team on risks associated with business transactions and related activity, such as with providing travel or hospitality to non-U.S. government officials , and ways to mitigate those risks. Gina implemented a company-wide third-party due diligence program, revised company policies and procedures, and trained senior management and employees worldwide on the Code of Business Conduct and laws related to anti-corruption and international trade. Gina has significant experience conducting internal investigations, including those involving whistleblower and FCPA-related claims.

Before joining Occidental, Gina was an attorney in the enforcement division of the Securities and Exchange Commission, where she handled a variety of investigations, including into insider trading and market manipulation. Prior to that, Gina was a white collar lawyer in private practice. She handled government investigations, and worked on cases involving bribery, RICO, bank-fraud and money laundering.

Areas of Focus

Education

  • Duke University, BA
  • University of Virginia School of Law, JD

Admissions

  • California
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