901 East Cary Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Alex's practice focuses primarily on advising and supporting corporate and individual clients in the areas of white collar criminal defense and internal investigations. He has a particular focus on anticorruption laws such as the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), export control laws and sanctions and trade restrictions, including those administered by the Office of foreign Assets Control (OFAC), in addition to general white collar defense and corporate compliance matters. His client work has taken him to 21 countries on six continents.
Alex has participated in numerous internal investigations for large corporate clients, and in the defense of criminal and regulatory investigations involving alleged violations of export control laws, healthcare fraud, mortgage fraud, financial fraud, environmental crimes and bribery. This includes serving as part of the defense team in the prosecution of ITT by the Department of Justice for violations of export control laws.
He has also played a key role in the design, implementation and conduct of multiple ethics and compliance risk assessments, gap analyses, audits and other reviews focusing on various subjects, including anticorruption compliance, export controls and trade restrictions. He has extensive experience helping major corporate clients design and implement ethics and compliance programs and key components thereof. He has conducted compliance audits, reviews and risk assessments for several Fortune 500 clients in a variety of industries across various subjects, including FCPA audits, investigations, training, and M&A and third-party due diligence. Alex also counsels numerous clients regarding compliance with conflict mineral disclosure obligations and related due diligence. He regularly advises clients in these areas on an ongoing basis.
Alex's experience includes working as a member of an independent monitor team. He has been involved in the successful pursuit of civil claims arising from an FCPA plea agreement and settlement. He has also been involved in False Claims Act/qui tam litigation from initial DOJ investigations through resolution.
Alex is active in his community civic organizations, serving as a board member and treasurer for the Central Virginia Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). While earning his law degree at the University of Richmond, he was a member of the McNeil Law Honor Society. As an undergraduate, he received the Rachel St. Paul Poetry Prize.
|Areas of Practice||1) Government Contracts, 2) Government, 3) Regulatory and Criminal Investigations, 4) Export Controls, 5) False Claims and Qui Tam, 6) Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, 7) UK Fraud and Regulation, 8) White Collar Defense and 9) International Trade|
|Law School||University of Virginia, JD, 2004|
|Education||University of Virginia, B.A., 1999|
|Bar Member / Association||Virginia State Bar Association|
|Most recent firm||McGuireWoods LLP|
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