Lex Urban represents corporations and individual clients in a variety of criminal, civil and regulatory matters. He regularly represents clients before the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, U.S. Department of Justice and other government agencies in connection with defending against alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, securities laws and regulations, and other white collar issues. He also has extensive experience conducting internal corporate investigations and compliance program reviews.
Lex participates in the firm’s pro bono program and received a 2012 Outstanding Achievement Award from the Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs for his work in the field of DC Prisoners' Rights. Lex also helped draft a successful amicus curiae brief to the Supreme Court of the United States in Yates v. United States (construing Sarbanes-Oxley’s criminal provision for document destruction, 18 U.S.C. § 1519).
He received B.S. degrees in both Math and Psychology from Williams College and a J.D., magna cum laude, from Catholic University – Columbus School of Law. Prior to attending law school, Lex devoted a year to full-time community service, civic engagement, and community outreach as a math/reading tutor in Washington, DC public schools through Americorps' “City Year” program. He is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Maryland, as well as before the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia.