Amanda N. Raad

Partner

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  • JD, magna cum laude, Indiana University School of Law -- Bloomington, 2005; Order of the Coif; Order of the Barristers
  • BA (Psychology, Minor Criminal Justice), summa cum laude, Indiana University, 2002; Phi Beta Kappa

Qualifications

  • England and Wales, Solicitor, 2016
  • New York, 2012
  • Illinois, 2005

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2012
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar, 2009
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 2006
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, 2005
  • Honorable Randall T. Shepard, Supreme Court of Indiana (2006 - 2007)
  • American Bar Association
  • ABA Women's White Collar Crime Committee
  • Member, Lexis PSL Corporate Crime Consulting Editorial Board (Present)
  • Recognised as an ‘Up and Coming’ individual for ‘Financial Crime: Corporates’  in Chambers UK (2017)
  • New York Super Lawyers - Rising Stars (2014-2017)
  • UK Legal 500 (2014-2016)
  • Recipient - The Legal Aid Society, Society’s 2014 Pro Bono Publico Awards

Amanda N. Raad

Partner

Amanda Raad, a U.S. lawyer who is also admitted as a Solicitor in England & Wales, co-leads Ropes & Gray’s London international risk and government enforcement group. Amanda has substantial experience negotiating with U.S. regulators on behalf of companies and individuals concerning cross-border matters involving corruption, money laundering, and other forms of financial fraud. These matters are often subject to scrutiny by foreign regulators given their multi-jurisdictional nature.

In addition, Amanda proactively works with clients across industries and geographies to identify and mitigate risk. This work includes advising private equity and other investor clients on risk-based diligence as well as effective and efficient portfolio company monitoring while preserving company independence.

Finally, Amanda advises clients on corporate social responsibility, supply chain compliance and responsible sourcing.

Amanda is a frequent speaker at conferences and regularly publishes on cross-border issues.  Amanda is listed in Chambers UK, UK Legal 500, and New York Super Lawyers.

Experience

  • Defended international pharmaceutical and medical device companies in cross-border corruption investigations, resulting in favorable outcomes
  • Designed and implemented pre-acquisition international risk diligence protocols for multiple private equity firms and assisted with post-acquisition implementation of enhanced compliance controls
  • Led anti-corruption and international risk assessments in the private equity, pharmaceutical and energy sectors, resulting in the development and implementation of enhanced compliance controls
  • Counsel to several finance executives in international anti-money laundering and OFAC investigations
  • Counsel to senior executive in international criminal investigation of alleged collusion among banks in the setting of LIBOR and other benchmark interest rates
  • Participated in Lawyers Without Borders Kenya training of magistrates, prosecutors, and investigating officers of how to better investigate and prosecute wildlife crime
  • Partnered with Lawyers Without Borders to evaluate potential supply chain training opportunities to identify and mitigate human trafficking
  • Advised clients on the Modern Slavery Act and related obligations
  • Led a team representing inmates in New York City jails in a class action against the City of New York for guard brutality
  • Served as lead counsel in a political asylum case, presenting on behalf of the National Immigrant Justice Center, securing a positive outcome for the victim

Publications

Presentations

  • Panelist, “Governance of International Sport,” MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference (March 2017)
  • Panelist, “Shopping for a business coach: Is it worth the spend?,” Women in White Collar Crime Luncheon & Panel Discussion, K&L Gates (October 2016)
  • Speaker, “Prevention is Better Than Cure - The Importance of Compliance Procedures Prior to an Acquisition,” Corporate M&A Summit (October 2016)
  • Panelist, “The role and responsibilities of monitors,” Cambridge Economic Crime Symposium (September 2016)
  • Speaker, “Fourth International White Collar Crime Institute,” (October 2015)
  • Global Investigations Review “Internal Investigations Roundtable,” (June 2015)
  • Presenter, “Successor Liability under the FCPA and Bribery Act,” Bloomberg Webinar (June 2015)
  • Moderator, “European Compliance & Ethics Institute Conflicting Compliance: When Foreign Laws are at odds with Anti-Corruption Compliance under the FCPA and UK Bribery Act,” European Compliance & Ethics Institute (March 2015)
  • Panelist, “How to Build Effective Internal Financial Controls to Meet Government Expectations and Minimize Exposure to Books and Records Violations,” Anti-Corruption Experts Conference (October 2013)
  • Panelist, “Recent Trends and Updates on Anti-Corruption, OFAC/AML and Global Financial Investigations,” NYSBA Symposium on the Challenges of Multijurisdictional Investigations and Enforcement (October 2013)
  • Presenter, “Foreign Corrupt Practices Act - FCPA Basics” (December 2012)
  • Presenter, “Anti-Corruption Laws Overview & Key Risk Areas,” Pfizer Legal Alliance Continuing Education (PLACE) (April 2012)
  • Presenter, “The FCPA in the Private Equity Market” (August 2010)

Disclaimer

Ropes & Gray International LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in Delaware, United States of America and is a recognised body regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (with registered number 52100).