Mayling C. Blanco

Biography

Mayling Blanco represents corporations and individuals in white collar defense, government investigations, and commercial litigation matters, notably concentrating her practice on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) and corporate fraud, as well as matters implicating criminal tax exposure.

Mayling has conducted numerous domestic and international, multi-jurisdictional investigations for clients with ventures in Latin America, Asia, and Europe, and has represented her clients before the U.S. Department of Justice’s Criminal, Civil, and Tax Divisions. She regularly advises clients with respect to the development of anti-bribery plans and policies, audit findings, investigating potential violations, and anti-bribery inquiries arising from everyday business dealings. She also represents clients facing government investigation or seeking to conduct internal investigations.

Mayling also advises corporations and financial institutions, including their boards of directors and committees, in connection with corporate governance and compliance matters, particularly as they relate to internal investigations and mitigating civil regulatory and criminal exposure. She has significant experience assisting companies in efficiently responding to subpoenas, thereby minimizing any disruption to their business operations.

In litigation, Mayling has significant experience before various Federal District Courts, U.S. Tax Court, the Superior Court of New Jersey, the New Jersey Appellate Division, and the New Jersey Supreme Court, defending clients in white collar, tax, commercial, employment, and constitutional matters.

Prior to joining Blank Rome, Mayling served under the Honorable Mathias E. Rodriguez of the New Jersey Superior Court. During law school, she was a member of the Legislative Bureau Journal, a student fellow for the Immigration and Human Rights Clinic, and held executive positions with student organizations.

Experience

  • Represented companies before the DOJ and State Attorneys General’s Offices. Representation included conducting internal investigations, implementing remedial measures, and negotiating resolutions.
  • Representing a South American sports broadcasting and marketing company in FIFA investigation.
  • Representing a European based credit card processing company in gaming investigation.
  • Representing the owner of South American company in bank fraud, money laundering and criminal tax investigation.
  • Representing the owner of pharmacy in criminal tax investigation.
  • Representing an individual in Tax Court matter involving expropriation of assets by government in Iran.
  • Represented a company in the aerospace industry in an FCPA matter that resulted in a non-prosecution agreement, no compliance monitor and a substantial reduction in the amount of the potential fine. The representation includes ongoing assistance in compliance with the terms of the non-prosecution agreement.
  • Represented several companies in responding to federal and state grand jury subpoenas.
  • Designed and implemented comprehensive FCPA compliance programs to prevent and detect potential anti-corruption risks for numerous companies, including (1) developing compliance policies and training programs, and (2) drafting and reviewing contracts with agents, distributors, and other third parties to ensure they include provisions that require adherence to applicable anti-corruption standards and provide clients with ability to monitor compliance.
  • Represented a public entity and key elected official in a matter involving Free Speech and social media. Secured a dismissal for key defendants at the inception of the case.
  • Representing a company in the aerospace industry in an FCPA with ongoing assistance in compliance with the terms of the non-prosecution agreement and before the DOJ.
  • Represented a national nonprofit agency under investigation for undue influence and conflicts of interest.
  • Representing clients entering the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (“OVDP”) with the IRS.

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Recognitions

  • 2010–2013, 2015–2018, New York Metro “Rising Star” in White Collar Crime Law, listed in Super Lawyers

Affiliations

Professional Activities

Mayling is a member of the Seton Hall Alumni Council and Blank Rome’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee, and is active with the Hispanic National Bar Association and the New Jersey Hispanic Bar Association.

Credentials

Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • U.S. Tax Court

Education

  • Cornell University, BA
  • Seton Hall University School of Law, JD