Biography

Philip Urofsky is head of the global anti-corruption practice at Shearman & Sterling LLP, where he counsels Boards, companies, and individuals concerning  government investigations, internal investigations, and compliance controls with respect to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, financial sanctions regulations, and other white collar laws and regulations.   Formerly the lead FCPA trial attorney at the Department of Justice, he was responsible for many FCPA investigations and prosecutions, helped negotiate the Council of Europe and OECD Conventions and was designated as the U.S. expert for the OECD Working Group on Bribery’s peer review process, and was the principal drafter of the DOJ’s Federal Principles of Corporate Prosecution (the “Holder Memo”) (although he disclaims any responsibility for what the government did with it afterwards).  Mr. Urofsky writes and speaks widely on topics related to the design and implementation of compliance programs and sanctions and anti-corruption enforcement trends and patterns.