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Steve  Spiegelhalter

Steve Spiegelhalter

US Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Fraud Section,Ernst & Young
Former Trial Attorney with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Unit
Washington, DC, USA

Steve has over 14 years of professional experience that includes investigating complex criminal and civil matters, evaluating and implementing compliance programs, and reviewing and revising corporate internal controls.  Steve’s experience stems from his time as a federal prosecutor with the United States Department of Justice’s Criminal Division, Fraud Section, FCPA Unit; Principal Investigations Counsel of a Fortune 30 company; in private practice; and at EY.

Steve has investigated business conducted in over 40 countries, including allegations relating to alleged violations of laws governing transnational bribery and corruption (including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act); money laundering; revenue recognition; false claims; antitrust; the sale of securities; and mail and wire fraud.  Steve’s experience also spans a substantial number of industries, such as technology and aviation; financial services; natural resource exploitation, including oil and gas, iron mining, and drilling services; health, life sciences, and medical device manufacturing; and government and defense contracting.

Steve gained extensive transnational investigative experience during four years as an attorney in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Unit of the Fraud Section at the United States Department of Justice (Criminal Division).  While there, Steve was lead prosecutor in a number of high-profile matters.  Among them was the prosecution of a managing director of Morgan Stanley for circumventing Morgan Stanley’s internal controls — a matter in which the government declined to prosecute Morgan Stanley, based upon the quality of Morgan Stanley’s internal controls and compliance program.  Steve built upon that experience as Principal Investigations Counsel in the Compliance Department of IBM, where he was responsible for overseeing investigations around the world.


Bachelor of Arts in International Relations, Brigham Young University

Juris Doctor, Georgetown University


American Bar Association

International Bar Association

Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States

Virginia State Bar

The District of Columbia Bar


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