James Treanor focuses his practice on white collar crime, with an emphasis on complex civil and criminal matters and regulatory issues, including those arising under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), U.S. economic sanctions, securities fraud laws, and anti-money laundering statutes.
James regularly represents corporations, including their Boards of Directors and Audit Committees, in complex independent and internal investigations around the world involving U.S. criminal and civil authorities, as well as foreign law enforcement. His global practice has included matters in China and other parts of Asia, Russia and Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South America, and the United States. James also has represented numerous individuals in connection with U.S. law enforcement investigations arising under the FCPA, U.S. economic sanctions, and securities fraud laws. James has particular expertise in China and the former Soviet Union, and regularly utilizes his knowledge of Mandarin Chinese and Russian languages in his practice.
James routinely advises clients regarding economic sanctions representations and warranties and related provisions of lending, investment and other agreements. James also has assisted clients with the submission of voluntary self-disclosure and other reports to the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).
James has extensive experience conducting regulatory compliance due diligence reviews in connection with mergers, acquisitions, and other corporate transactions, including in jurisdictions and industries presenting significant risks of corruption and fraud. In addition, James assists corporations in conducting global compliance program reviews, and in the development, implementation, and testing of corporate compliance policies and procedures.
James received his J.D., with honors, from The George Washington University Law School, where he served as Articles Editor for the publication International Law in Domestic Courts. He earned an M.A. in Russian and East European Studies from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, and a B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania. James is admitted to practice in Virginia and the District of Columbia.