CO-CHAIR, LITIGATION DEPARTMENT
CO-CHAIR, WASHINGTON, D.C., OFFICE
Shawn M. Wright is a litigator who concentrates her practice in the area of white collar criminal defense, with a specific focus on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) and international anti-corruption laws; criminal antitrust; public corruption; government contracts matters; and complex civil litigation matters. She represents corporations, boards of directors, and corporate executives in a wide range of internal and government investigations, audits and risk assessments, parallel proceedings, and complex commercial litigation. She regularly appears before enforcement agencies and bodies such as the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”), Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), and other regulatory authorities.
Shawn’s practice includes internal compliance program development for the FCPA, including establishing workplace compliance policies and procedures, due diligence in mergers and acquisitions, as well as post acquisition integration, procedures and protocols for third-party relationships, risk assessments, gap analysis and audits of ABAC compliance programs, and other transactions. She also conducts internal investigations and provides counsel on violations of the Department of Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”).
Additionally, she represents companies and nonprofit organizations and their boards of directors in various matters involving corporate governance, compliance, and internal controls issues. She serves as outside counsel for several non profit organizations. As a litigator, Shawn has represented individuals and corporations in state and federal courts throughout the country on a variety of criminal and civil matters.
Outside the Firm
Shawn is a member of the Women President’s Organization – Greenbelt Chapter, which supports and promotes women-owned companies. She is Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for My Sister’s Place, one of the oldest domestic violence shelters in the District of Columbia, and a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. She is a tutor and mentor to diverse women law students and law firm associates, and an enthusiastic football and basketball fan, both professional and collegiate.
- White Collar Defense & Investigations
- International Trade
- Antitrust Counseling & Litigation
- Government Contracts
- Regulatory Compliance
- Foreign Corrupt Practices Act & Anti-Corruption
- Cross Border / International
- Internal Investigations
- Whistleblower Complaints
- Compliance & Investigations
- Anti-Money Laundering & Economic Sanctions
- Environmental, Social, and Governance (“ESG”)
- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
- State Attorneys General
- Department of Energy (“DOE”) Contracting