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The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and International Anti-Corruption Developments 2014

Author(s): Mark F. Mendelsohn, Richard Grime
Practice Area: Corporate & Securities
Published: May 2014
PLI Item #: 51309
CHB Spine #: B2100

Richard W. Grime is a litigation partner in the Washington office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s Washington, DC office and a member of the White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice Group and the Securities Enforcement Practice Group. 

Mr. Grime’s practice focuses on representing companies and individuals in corruption, accounting fraud, and securities enforcement matters before the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice.  Mr. Grime also conducts internal investigations and counsels clients on compliance and corporate governance matters with a particular focus on corruption investigations.

Richard spent over nine years in the Division of Enforcement at the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, DC.  In his last four years at the Commission he was an Assistant Director.  While at the SEC, Mr. Grime supervised the filing of over 70 enforcement actions covering a wide range of the Commission’s activities including a series of FCPA cases including the first FCPA case involving SEC penalties for violations of a prior Commission order.

Richard is ranked as a nationwide "FCPA Expert" by Chambers USA 2011-2014 and Chambers Global 2012-2014.

A partner in the Litigation Department of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, Mark F. Mendelsohn is co-chair of the Anti-Corruption & FCPA Group, a member of the firm’s White Collar and Regulatory Defense, and Securities Litigation Practice Groups. Prior to joining Paul, Weiss, Mr. Mendelsohn served as the deputy chief of the Fraud Section of the Criminal Division of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), and is internationally acknowledged and respected as the architect and key enforcement official of DOJ’s modern Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement program. He is widely known for dramatically increasing the level of sophistication of FCPA enforcement globally and for underscoring the importance of anti-corruption compliance. Prior to joining the Fraud Section, Mr. Mendelsohn was senior counsel in the DOJ’s Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section in Washington, D.C., and prior to that served for nearly six years as an assistant U.S. attorney in the Southern District of New York.


J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 1993

B.A., Yale University, 1989


Hon. Denny Chin, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York



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