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Philip Urofsky

Philip Urofsky

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Washington, DC, USA


Philip Urofsky, a partner in the firm’s Litigation Group, is a former federal prosecutor with extensive experience investigating and prosecuting criminal and civil violations of the FCPA, the money laundering and mail and wire fraud statutes, and economic sanctions laws and regulations.  He advises clients on conducting internal investigations, designing and implementing compliance programs, as well as conducting due diligence in mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, securities offerings, and concerning retention of third parties.

Additionally, Mr. Urofsky has extensive experience responding to and defending against federal, state, and international criminal, civil, and administrative investigations, prosecutions, and trials on behalf of both business entities and individuals. 

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Urofsky served as a law clerk to the Honorable James M. Sprouse of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and in a number of trial and supervisory positions within the U.S. Department of Justice’s Criminal Division where he handled all aspects of criminal prosecutions, including investigations, trials, and appeals.  While at the DOJ, Mr. Urofsky served as Assistant Chief of the Fraud Section, with responsibility for supervising or participating in virtually every FCPA investigation and prosecution. 

Mr. Urofsky was also a member of the United States’ delegation to the OECD Working Group on Corruption and was designated by the US as an expert in anti-corruption law and compliance for the Group’s peer review process.  As a DOJ attorney, Mr. Urofsky was the primary drafter of the Department’s Principles of Federal Prosecution of Corporations and lectured widely on corporate compliance issues.

Education

University of Virginia, J.D., 1988
Virginia Law Review, Articles Review Board
Order of the Coif

University of Virginia, B.A., 1985, with Highest Distinction

Bar Admissions/Qualifications

United States Supreme Court

District of Columbia, Virginia

United States District Court for Eastern District of Virginia

United States Courts of Appeals for the First, Third, Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Circuits

Professional Affiliations and Business Activities

  • Committee Co-Chair, ABA Section on International Law, Anti-Corruption Initiatives and Compliance Issues Committee (2005-2007)
  • Steering Committee and faculty member, ABA National Institute on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (2006-present)
  • Guest lecturer, William & Mary Mason School of Business (2002-present)
  • Faculty member, ACI National Conferences on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, PLI Corporate Compliance Seminar, PLI White Collar Enforcement Seminar, IBA Anti-Corruption Conference, C5 Anti-Corruption Conference (Frankfurt), ABA FCPA Institute, ABA Securities Enforcement Institute
  • Advisory Committee, BNA White Collar Crime Report
Philip Urofsky is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Philip Urofsky and Danforth Newcomb, Shearman & Sterling LLP, Jay Clayton Nomination as SEC Chair and its Impact on the Commission’s FCPA Enforcement Priorities (January 4, 2016) - The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and International Anti-Corruption Developments 2017, Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Shearman & Sterling LLP, FCPA Digest, Recent Trends and Patterns in the Enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (January 2017) - The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and International Anti-Corruption Developments 2017, Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Web Segment  Web Segment Unresolved Issues under the FCPA - The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and International Anti-Corruption Developments 2017, Friday, April 28, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Unresolved Issues under the FCPA - Unresolved Issues under the FCPA , Friday, April 28, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Unresolved Issues under the FCPA - Unresolved Issues under the FCPA , Friday, April 28, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Unresolved Issues under the FCPA - Unresolved Issues under the FCPA , Friday, April 28, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and International Anti-Corruption Developments 2017, Monday, May 01, 2017, New York, NY
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