Courtney D. Trombly

Courtney D. Trombly

is a partner in the Special Matters and Government Investigations Practice Group at King & Spalding. Her practice focuses on white-collar criminal defense, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act matters, and internal corporate investigations.

Prior to joining King & Spalding, Ms. Trombly served for over three years as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Middle District of Tennessee, where she was a member of the Criminal Division’s White Collar and Corporate Fraud Unit. She served as lead counsel on dozens of investigations into white collar crime, including public corruption, money laundering and securities, bank, ERISA, mail, wire, health care and bankruptcy frauds. She also prosecuted counterfeiting, computer, narcotics, weapons, child exploitation and environmental crimes. During her tenure, Ms. Trombly was lead counsel for the United States on several high-profile federal jury trials, presented dozens of cases to the grand jury, and appeared in federal court for numerous legal and evidentiary hearings. She also represented the United States as lead counsel on briefs and oral arguments before the United States Courts of Appeals for the Second and Sixth Circuits on several occasions.

Prior to her tenure with the Department of Justice, Ms. Trombly was a Captain in the United States Marine Corps. As a member of the Judge Advocate General Division, she was assigned to the Legal Services Support Section, 2d Force Service Support Group, Camp Lejeune, NC. As a defense counsel on Camp Lejeune, Captain Trombly represented hundreds of Marines and sailors in criminal courts-martials and administrative proceedings. She served as lead counsel in multiple bench and jury trials, and obtained numerous outright acquittals for her clients. Captain Trombly was a member of the defense team for the high-profile capital case against a Marine Second Lieutenant charged with war crimes for his actions during combat operations in Operation Iraqi Freedom. In one of the first criminal prosecutions to arise out of the Iraq war, Captain Trombly’s client was exonerated, and all criminal charges against him were dismissed. For her service to the United States Marine Corps, Captain Trombly was awarded the 2005 USMC Defense Counsel of the Year Award, Eastern Region. She also received the Navy Achievement Medal.

Since joining the firm, Ms. Trombly’s practice has focused on assisting multinational corporations with Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigations and compliance in multiple foreign countries.

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Areas of Practice 1) Government Investigations , 2) Healthcare Industry , 3) Global Disputes , 4) Securities Enforcement and Regulation , 5) False Claims Act / Qui Tam Whistleblower and 6) Financial Institutions: Government Investigations
Law School J.D., cum laude, Boston College
Education B.A., cum laude, University of Pennsylvania
Bar Member / Association State bar of District of Columbia,State bar of Massachusetts,State bar of Tennessee
Most recent firm King & Spalding LLP
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