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Mikhail Reider-Gordon, CAMS

Mikhail Reider-Gordon, CAMS

Navigant
Director, Global Disputes & Investigations
Los Angeles, CA, USA


Ms. Reider-Gordon is a Director in the Los Angeles office of Navigant where her practice focuses on white-collar crime investigations, compliance with federal and state law and regulations, and international law. She holds deep expertise in conducting complex financial crime matters, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the global anti-corruption regime, directing investigations, and building compliance programs for her clients.  With 20+ years of experience, Mikhail brings her skills to bear on regulatory, political and cultural challenges where the intersection of transnational financial crimes, corruption, money-laundering, IP theft, and cybercrime collide with corporate and institutional ethics and compliance, risk and responsibility and corporate social responsibility.  She is particularly adept at leading multinational teams and building and directing cross-border operations.

She has conducted special investigations, developed compliance programs, and provided adjunct services to general counsel for many of her Fortune 500 corporate clients, municipalities, government agencies, as well as on behalf of ultra-high-net worth individuals. She is accustomed to working on extremely sensitive, and high profile matters, both nationally and globally, and has successfully helped clients, including those in the media & entertainment, technology, life sciences, and public sectors, resolve high-stakes criminal and civil matters. She has conducted in excess of 100 financial investigations on behalf of her clients including money laundering, fraud, public and private corruption, organized crime, economic espionage and theft of trade secrets, allegations of conflict of interest involving executive management and board members, national and international embezzlements, and trafficking.

Ms. Gordon’s professional career has included working in intelligence, assigned to agencies within the U.S. Department of Justice and overseas where she focused on anti-money laundering and transnational criminal enterprises; the RAND Corporation on various government agency-sponsored projects, and directing anti-piracy investigations for the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA).  She also served with the California Supreme Court, Office of Chief Trial Counsel for the Bar Association, investigating and disciplining attorneys.

Mikhail holds leadership positions with the American Bar Association. She is a Council member and currently serving as the Deputy Finance Officer within the ABA's Section of International Law, where she formerly served as the Chair of the Public International Law (Treaty 1) Division. She also serves as the Senior Advisor to the International Anti-Corruption Committee, of which she is the former Co-chair. She served in 2015-2016 at the Chair of the greater ABA’s Task Force on Gatekeeper Regulation and the Profession; and from 2013-2014, she directed the global Defense Bar consultative review for the World Bank’s Sanctions System Review.

Ms. Gordon is a frequent lecturer on anti-bribery and corruption, anti-money laundering, IP protection and other white-collar crimes.  Since 2015, she has served as a Visiting Professor at the International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA), where she teaches Anti-Corruption Compliance & Investigations.  She was an adjunct professor at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, where she taught Financial Crimes and International Security from 2012-2013.  She has been an instructor or speaker for the U.S. Dept. of Justice, over 75 law enforcement agencies around the world, NGO's, 30+ legal and corporate conferences and many others organizations. Her published articles have appeared in The International Lawyer, Litigation, Southwestern Journal of Law, and Hofstra Journal of Law, amongst others. Ms. Gordon also serves on the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Anti-Corruption Academic Initiative (ACAD), collaborating to develop a comprehensive set of resources on corruption and corruption-related issues for law schools and universities. Ms. Gordon is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) as well as a Certified Financial Crimes Investigator (CFCI).

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