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Martin J. Weinstein

Martin J. Weinstein

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Washington, DC, USA


Martin J. Weinstein is a partner in the Litigation Department and Chair of the Compliance & Enforcement Practice Group.  For two decades, he has represented corporations, organizations and individuals in a wide variety of sensitive matters ranging from bribery, fraud, whistleblower and corruption matters worldwide to Congressional inquiries into campaign contributions as well as conducting investigations on behalf of the Commissioner of Major League Baseball.  His practice has covered almost every major enforcement, compliance or financial fraud topic in almost every industry, spanning over 60 countries in every region of the world. Mr. Weinstein is a widely recognized authority in the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). He has tried more than 50 cases, and he has argued over a dozen appeals.

Chambers USA and Chambers Global have given Mr. Weinstein Band 1 or Band 2 rankings since 2007, stating he is “very effective” and “fabulous at strategizing and is very personable and very client-oriented…. He has industrywide FCPA expertise and regularly represents leading corporations under investigation by government agencies.” He was also named one of the “100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics” in 2007, and as one of the “Attorneys Who Matter” by Ethisphere Magazine (2009-2015).  Mr. Weinstein is co-author of The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: Compliance, Investigations and Enforcement, a comprehensive book covering all aspects of the FCPA.

Mr. Weinstein was formerly an assistant United States attorney in the Fraud Section of the Northern District of Georgia, focusing his practice on international, corporate finance, government contract and tax matters. He was the lead prosecutor in the Lockheed case, which involved violations of the FCPA, and resulted in a criminal fine and civil settlement totaling $24.8 million, making it the most expensive international corruption case at that time. His work on this case and other matters earned him The John Marshall Award in 1995 for  outstanding legal achievement in trial and litigation. He  also represented the United States in negotiations with countries including Syria, Switzerland and the Baltic States. Prior to joining the United States Attorney’s Office, he was a prosecutor with the United States Department of Justice’s Criminal Section, serving as lead prosecutor in districts that requested outside counsel with special skills in investment fraud and white-collar offenses.

In 2013, Mr. Weinstein was elected the chairman of the Board of Directors of The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region, which is one of the largest philanthropic foundations of any type in the United States.  The Foundation administers about 800 donor funds with assets totaling more than $340 million and grants an average of $65 million annually. He has served as a Board member of the Foundation since 2010. Mr. Weinstein also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Landon School, an all-boys independent school in Bethesda, Maryland. On July 25, 2003, Maryland Governor Robert Ehrlich appointed Mr. Weinstein to the Chesapeake Bay Trust Board of Trustees where he served until July 2007 as Chairman of the Finance Committee.  The Trust oversees academic and environmental grants dispensed in connection with the Chesapeake Bay.

In 2005, he was instrumental in developing the Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP Greater DC Community Foundation, which has raised in excess of $1 million and  makes grants to organizations such as Higher Achievement Program, DC Scores, Field of Dreams, For Love of Children, and Venture Philanthropic Partners.

Martin J. Weinstein is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Martin J. Weinstein, Hayley T.J. Tozeski, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, Early Implementation of DOJ’s “FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy” (January 2018) - The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and International Anti-Corruption Developments 2018, Monday, April 23, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment Crisis Management Hypothetical: How to Handle a Real World FCPA Problem - The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and International Anti-Corruption Developments 2018, Wednesday, April 25, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Crisis Management Hypothetical: How to Handle a Real World FCPA Problem - Crisis Management Hypothetical: How to Handle a Real World FCPA Problem, Wednesday, April 25, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Crisis Management Hypothetical: How to Handle a Real World FCPA Problem - Crisis Management Hypothetical: How to Handle a Real World FCPA Problem, 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
Live Seminar  Live Seminar The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and International Anti-Corruption Developments 2019, Tuesday, April 16, 2019, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and International Anti-Corruption Developments 2019, Tuesday, April 16, 2019, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and International Anti-Corruption Developments 2019, Tuesday, April 16, 2019, New Brunswick , NJ
The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and International Anti-Corruption Developments 2019, Tuesday, April 16, 2019, Cleveland, OH
The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and International Anti-Corruption Developments 2019, Tuesday, April 16, 2019, Boston, MA
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