Alexandre H. Rene

Partner

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  • JD, University of Maryland School of Law, 1995
  • BA (Criminal Justice), University of Maryland, 1991

Qualifications

  • District of Columbia, 2005
  • Florida, 1996

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • Haitian Creole
  • Chambers Global: FCPA-USA (2018-2020)
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2017-2020)
  • Chambers Latin America (Firm award)
  • The Washingtonian Washington, D.C.’s Best Lawyers, Criminal Defense-White Collar (2018)
  • Washingtonian “Top Lawyer” (2017)
  • BTI Client Service All-Stars (2015)
  • The International Who's Who of Investigations (2014-2015)
  • Winner of 2015 Burton Awards for Legal Achievement in legal writing: Co-author, “Trade Secret Traps for the Unwary: Potential Corporate Criminal Liability as U.S. Trade Secrets Enforcement Accelerates,” Bloomberg BNA Corporate Law & Accountability Report (September 12, 2014)
  • Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers (2013-2020)

Alexandre H. Rene

Partner

Alex, based in Ropes and Gray’s Washington, D.C. office, is a member of the firm’s governing Policy Committee. Alex has extensive experience representing corporate entities and their executives in connection with litigation and investigations arising out of white collar criminal prosecutions, grand jury investigations, criminal antitrust investigations, and corporate compliance matters. Alex spent two years on secondment in London advising clients primarily on anti-bribery issues.

Prior to entering private practice, Alex was an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia and a Trial Attorney in the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Criminal Division, Fraud Section. While in the Fraud Section, Alex served as a member of the DOJ’s Corporate Fraud Task Force and prosecuted matters involving mail, wire and procurement fraud, campaign finance and securities fraud, obstruction of justice, money laundering, and violations of the Travel Act and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), among other offenses. Known for his extensive experience handling matters with cross-border elements, Alex is individually recognized by leading publications, including Chambers Global for FCPA-USA and Chambers USA for FCPA-USA-Nationwide and Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations.

Experience

  • Appointed by the DOJ and the SEC to be an Independent Compliance Monitor pursuant to DPA settlement.
  • Representing an EU based senior executive of a multinational entertainment industry company in a corruption related investigation by DOJ, SEC, and the Canadian International Anti-corruption Unit. 
  • Representing a South American-based international airline company in a joint DOJ and SEC FCPA investigation. 
  • Represented a multinational energy sector company before the DOJ and SEC in the “Lava Jato” investigation in Brazil. 
  • Represented a senior executive in the Unaoil Investigation before the DOJ and SEC. 
  • Represented multinational energy sector companies before the DOJ and SEC in global investigations related to allegations of FCPA violations in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. 
  • Represented a senior executive of an international company against allegations of misconduct under the FCPA.  The investigation involved both U.S. and foreign authorities. 
  • Represented senior executive of multinational energy sector company in a DOJ and SEC investigation into alleged FCPA violations.
  • Represented a multinational corporation in an internal investigation into alleged violations of domestic and international antibribery laws in Asia. 
  • Represented an executive before the DOJ Antitrust Division on charges related to allegations of price fixing and cartel activity in the Marine Hose investigation.
  • Obtained a declination from the DOJ Antitrust Division in relation to an investigation of criminal antitrust violations by a food industry executive.

Publications

Presentations

  • Speaker, “Next Generation Anti-Corruption Compliance Programs: Transforming a Policy-Based Program to a Controls-Based Program,” Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics 18th Annual Compliance & Ethics Institute, National Harbor, MD (September 17, 2019) 
  • Speaker, “A Compliance Monitor’s Mandate,” Roundtable Event with Ropes & Gray, Mattos Filho and FTI Consulting, São Paulo, Brazil (June 28, 2017)
  • Presenter, “Tendencias de FCPA en América Latina para Empresas Farmacéuticas,” Cámara Argentina de Especialidades Medicinales, Buenos Aires, Argentina (May 27, 2016)
  • Panelist, “Lava Jato Investigation and the U.S. Perspective,” Demarest Advogados, São Paulo, Brazil (May 23, 2016)
  • Host, “Best Practices in Anti-corruption and Compliance,” Roundtable Discussion, Washington D.C. (May 2015)
  • Speaker, “Risk Management Strategies for joint Ventures and Alliances,” Trace Forum, Washington DC, October 2011
  • Moderator, “Government and Internal Investigations: Be Prepared When the Government Comes Knocking,” Association of Corporate Counsel Europe, Paris and London, November 2008
  • Co-panelist, “Compliance Challenges: the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act,” Trace International Seminar, Denver, Colorado, February 2008
  • JD, University of Maryland School of Law, 1995
  • BA (Criminal Justice), University of Maryland, 1991
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