Philip Urofsky, a partner in the firm’s Litigation practice, is a former federal prosecutor with extensive experience investigating and prosecuting criminal and civil violations of the FCPA, the money laundering and mail and wire fraud statutes, and economic sanctions laws and regulations. He advises clients on conducting internal investigations, designing and implementing compliance programs, as well as conducting due diligence in mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, securities offerings, and concerning retention of third parties.
Additionally, Mr. Urofsky has extensive experience responding to and defending against federal, state, and international criminal, civil, and administrative investigations, prosecutions, and trials on behalf of both business entities and individuals.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Urofsky served as a law clerk to the Honorable James M. Sprouse of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and in a number of trial and supervisory positions within the U.S. Department of Justice’s Criminal Division where he handled all aspects of criminal prosecutions, including investigations, trials, and appeals. While at the DOJ, Mr. Urofsky served as Assistant Chief of the Fraud Section, with responsibility for supervising or participating in virtually every FCPA investigation and prosecution.
Mr. Urofsky was also a member of the United States’ delegation to the OECD Working Group on Corruption and was designated by the US as an expert in anti-corruption law and compliance for the Group’s peer review process. As a DOJ attorney, Mr. Urofsky was the primary drafter of the Department’s Principles of Federal Prosecution of Corporations and lectured widely on corporate compliance issues.
B.A. with Highest Distinction