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November 30, 2020
Cadwalader White Collar Defense and Investigations chair and partner Jodi Avergun has been named an International Trade & Sanctions 2020 “Distinguished Adviser” by Financier Worldwide in its recently-released “Power Players” special supplement.
In her profile, Avergun comments on cross-border sanctions compliance and enforcement as an area that “requires continued vigilance and skilled counsel to help our clients avoid risk.” Avergun pointed to the U.S. government’s frequent use of the sanctions regime to achieve its policy goals, along with the increased willingness of other governments to impose their own.
In sharing some broader reflections on legal leadership, Avergun provides insights on developing next generation talent and advising clients with expert counsel in the white collar defense and compliance space.
Avergun said: “We must provide efficient and reasonable advice and liaise with regulators in a way that allows our clients to achieve their operational goals yet comply with global standards of behavior.”
Avergun is chair of the firm’s White Collar Defense and Investigations Group and a noted expert in Anti-Money Laundering law and regulated substances. Her practice focuses on representing corporations and individuals in criminal and regulatory matters involving, among other things, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, securities enforcement, health care, and general white collar matters. She is a former federal prosecutor in the Eastern District of New York, former section chief in the Criminal Division of DOJ, and the former chief of staff of the US Drug Enforcement Administration.
To view the full profile, please click here.