Amanda N. Raad

Partner

Amanda N. Raad

Partner

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Amanda Raad serves as a trusted advisor to clients seeking wide-ranging counsel on global and cross-border risk. Qualified in the United States and as a Solicitor in England & Wales, she leverages her extensive knowledge and experience of these active enforcement regimes to help clients navigate risk from both jurisdictions. 

Health care enterprises, life sciences companies, private equity firms, sovereign investors and organizations involved in corporate transactions are among the clients that turn to Amanda for advice on specific U.S. and U.K. enforcement matters and related investigations, as well as for guidance in creating compliant cultures. Clients describe her as “incredibly tactical,” and note that her “particular strength is providing practical, actionable legal advice.” 

As founder of Ropes & Gray’s Data and Behavioral Science Initiative, Amanda is a leader in the use of data analytics and behavioral science to help organizations establish compliance-driven cultures, effectively manage global risk, and implement remediation solutions as necessary. Her work addresses the full risk spectrum, encompassing: 

  • Financial fraud
  • Corruption
  • Sanctions
  • Money laundering
  • Cyber and data privacy risk
  • Antitrust compliance
  • Sexual misconduct 

In light of the financial devastation caused by the COVID-19 crisis, Amanda has been partnering with clients to reassess their risk and help them take proactive steps to ensure the effectiveness of their business solutions in a changing and challenging environment. 

Global co-leader of Ropes & Gray’s anti-corruption and international risk practice, Amanda also co-founded the firm’s fraud in times of crisis task force, as well as the firm’s global health care compliance initiative. She publishes and speaks frequently on cross-border challenges in the areas of corporate crime and investigations, including those associated with sexual misconduct. She is a regular contributor to GIR’s “The Practitioner’s Guide to Global Investigations,” and serves as a committee member for the American Bar Association’s Women’s White Collar Defense Association and the U.K.’s Fraud Lawyers Association. Amanda is listed in GIR’s Women in Investigations 2018, Chambers UK, The Legal 500 UK and New York Super Lawyers. 

Deeply committed to pro bono work, Amanda co-chairs Ropes & Gray’s pro bono committee. Since 2016, she has served on the board of Lawyers Without Borders.

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

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).

Publications

  • Who’s Who Legal Investigations (2020)
  • Global Investigations Review’s ‘Women in Investigations’, (2018)
  • 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

Presentations

Publications

Presentations

  • Panelist, “Sexual Misconduct in the Work Place and How to Ensure Better Protection of Rights, Investigations of Issues, and Encourage Speak Up,” C5’s Women Leaders in Life Sciences Law, Amsterdam (June 2018)
  • 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)
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