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Lucinda A. Low

Lucinda A. Low

Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Washington, DC, USA


Lucinda A. Low is a partner in the Washington, DC office of Steptoe & Johnson LLP, where she heads the firm's Chambers-ranked FCPA and anti-corruption practice and its Compliance, Investigations, Trade and Enforcement Department, and serves on the Executive Committee. Her practice focuses on the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other anti-corruption laws, as well as other laws and regulations, including economic sanctions and AML laws, that have an extraterritorial impact on multinational businesses, as well as multijurisdictional regulatory and enforcement matters. Ms. Low has extensive experience in internal and government investigations involving clients’ overseas businesses, representing companies, Audit Committees and Board of Directors, and individuals in enforcement matters before the U.S. Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, and the World Bank and other international financial institutions and foreign authorities. Ms. Low's practice also includes compliance counselling and advice, representation in disputes between commercial parties and host governments, including disputes involving issues of fraud and corruption.  She received a #1 Ranking, Chambers Global 2010-2017, International Trade: FCPA Experts.  Ms. Low is listed in Best Lawyers in America 2012-2018, International Arbitration: Government and International Trade and Finance Law. Ms. Low is in Washington, DC Super Lawyers, International, 2014-2017.

Ms. Low is the President of the American Society of International Law, a member of the Board of Directors of the Coalition for Integrity (formerly known as Transparency International-USA) and serves on its Executive Committee, and was the first woman to chair the ABA Section of International Law.  She has received numerous awards for her work. Most recently, in 2017, she received the Outstanding Career award from the Global Investigations Review, which in 2015 named her to its “Women in Investigations:  One Hundred Investigation Specialists from Around the World.” 

Ms. Low was appointed in 2017 by the President of the World Bank to the Panel of Arbitrators of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID); and in 2016 was appointed by President Obama to the ICSID Panel of Conciliators.  She currently sits as President of two ICSID arbitration tribunals and is a member of an annulment committee in a third case.  She also serves on the U.S. Secretary of State’s Advisory Committee on International Law.  She also has significant experience as counsel in investor-state and commercial arbitration proceedings, and as an expert witness in disputes raising bribery and corruption issues.

Ms. Low was Editor-in-Chief of the UCLA Law Review in 1976-77.  I addition to her J.D. from UCLA Law School, she holds a B.A. from Pomona College, where she designed an inter-disciplinary major in Latin American Studies and Economics.  Ms. Low speaks Portuguese, Spanish and French, and has some knowledge of Russian, Italian and Japanese.

Lucinda A. Low is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment FCPA Issues with the Government and Private Practitioners - The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and International Anti-Corruption Developments 2018, Wednesday, April 25, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio FCPA Issues with the Government and Private Practitioners - FCPA Issues with the Government and Private Practitioners, Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts FCPA Issues with the Government and Private Practitioners - FCPA Issues with the Government and Private Practitioners, Wednesday, April 25, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg FCPA Issues with the Government and Private Practitioners - FCPA Issues with the Government and Private Practitioners, Wednesday, April 25, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and International Anti-Corruption Developments 2018, Tuesday, May 01, 2018, New York, NY
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