Isha Ghodke

Associate

Isha Ghodke

Associate

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Isha focuses her practice on international risk issues, enforcement matters, and complex litigation in U.S. federal and state courts. 

She advises clients across industries in connection with investigations by the DOJ, SEC, and other authorities, as well as in internal investigations. Isha has conducted investigations into alleged anti-corruption violations under the FCPA and UK Bribery Act in several countries in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. She also assists clients with identifying and mitigating risk through risk-based pre-acquisition deal diligence, and helps companies to evaluate their own compliance programs and implement compliance enhancements. 

In addition, Isha works with the data, privacy & cybersecurity practice group to advise clients in connection with data breach incidents, by helping clients to assess legal obligations following a breach and respond to regulatory authorities.

Isha maintains an active pro bono practice.

During law school, Isha worked as a legal intern at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York in the civil division. Prior to attending law school, Isha worked at a global public relations agency, and completed a Fulbright Fellowship in Berlin, Germany.

Experience

  • Completed a full-time secondment at a major private equity firm, advising the business on a variety of issues, including compliance with U.S. regulations and internal policies.
  • Advises private equity firms and their portfolio companies on anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, data privacy, and international sanctions risk in cross-border transactions.
  • Develops international risk compliance programs for multinational companies in high-risk industries and geographies.
  • Represents an individual executive in the DOJ’s investigation into alleged manipulation of diesel emissions outputs by various automobile manufacturers.
  • Conducted an internal investigation into allegations of bribery and corruption in Asia for a U.S.-listed technology company.
  • Represented national restaurant chain in defending against third-party claims arising from a payment card incident announced in February 2017.

Presentations

Publications

  • Co-author, “US Litigation Considerations and Landscape,” The Guide to Cyber Investigations, first edition (2019)
  • Co-author, “U.S. Legal Remedies for Minor Victims of Sex Tourism and Sex Trafficking,” The Human Trafficking Legal Center and Ropes & Gray (2018)
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