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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. Her white collar 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 their overseas businesses, representing companies, Audit Committees and Board of Directors, and individuals.  She represents clients in enforcement matters before the U.S. Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, and the World Bank and other international financial institutions. Ms. Low's practice also includes compliance counselling and representation in investment disputes between commercial parties and host governments, including disputes involving issues of fraud and corruption.  She received a #1 Ranking, Chambers Global 2010-2015, International Trade: FCPA Experts.  Ms. Low is listed in Best Lawyers in America 2012-2015, International Arbitration: Government and International Trade and Finance Law. Ms. Low is in Washington, DC Super Lawyers, International, 2014-2015.

Ms. Low is a member of the Board of Directors of Transparency International-USA and serves on its Executive Committee, and has received numerous awards for her work in this area.  In fact, the Global Investigations Review has named her recently to its 2015 “Women in Investigations:  One Hundred Investigation Specialists from Around the World.”  Ms. Low is a Presidential appointee to the Panel of Conciliators of the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes.  She also currently serves on the secretary of state’s advisory committee on international law and is president-elect of the American Society of International Law.  Ms. Low speaks Portuguese, Spanish and French, and has some knowledge of Russian, Italian and Japanese.
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