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Thomas McCarthy, Jr.

Thomas McCarthy, Jr.

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Washington, DC, USA


Thomas McCarthy, Jr. is a trusted advisor to clients engaged in global trade and operations in the areas of compliance, integrity and governance, including corporate governance, international internal investigations, and anti-bribery and World Bank integrity compliance, monitoring and antifraud mechanisms.

Practice & Background

Mr. McCarthy has extensive experience in national and international anti-bribery and anti-corruption compliance laws and standards, as well as World Bank integrity and sanctions regimes, and in conducting international internal investigations, and developing compliance programs to combat internal and external fraud for companies operating in the global marketplace, as well as in developing effective risk mitigation measures and voluntary disclosure programs. Prior to joining Akin Gump, he was a senior institutional integrity officer for the World Bank Group. In that role, he directed and conducted numerous international investigations and served as a member of the Special Litigation Unit, overseeing the planning, processing and prosecution of debarment proceedings before the World Bank Sanctions Board, as well as criminal referrals to national governments deriving from investigations.

Mr. McCarthy's experience includes internal investigations relating to procurement processes and allegations of fraud and corruption involving multimillion-dollar government contracts. In the course of his investigations, he has worked in close coordination with U.K., German and other European law enforcement authorities, as well as U.S. law enforcement authorities, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), U.S. Attorneys' offices and the Department of Justice (DOJ). Internationally, he has worked on investigations arising in the United Kingdom, Germany, India, China, Indonesia, Cambodia, Thailand and Laos.

In addition, Mr. McCarthy has served as general counsel to health care companies, where he was responsible for ensuring full compliance with complex federal and state regulations, including False Claims Act, Stark I and II, antikickback and RICO, as well as compliance with Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (OIG) preliminary and final voluntary disclosure programs and protocols.

Mr. McCarthy is a member of the International Bar Association.
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