K’sean Henderson joined Ropes & Gray’s litigation and enforcement practice group in 2018. K’sean focuses his practice on government-initiated and internal investigations, sanctions compliance, and related litigation. K’sean has experience counseling clients on a range of topics including, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the False Claims Act, the Anti-Kickback Statute, anti-money laundering, trade compliance, and antitrust matters. K’sean routinely advises private equity firms conducting compliance risk assessments and pre-acquisition due diligence in M&A transactions. 

K’sean maintains an active pro bono practice, currently serving as the firm’s liaison to the D.C. Bar’s Landlord Tenant Resource Center, which provides free legal information to both unrepresented property owners and tenants who have residential housing disputes in the District of Columbia. 

During law school, K’sean interned with the Civil Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, focusing on matters related to the False Claims Act. K’sean also served as a senior editor of the Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law & Policy and as a member of the Barristers’ Council – Alternative Dispute Resolution Division, participating in numerous competitions. K’sean also served as vice president of programming and then president of Georgetown’s Black Law Student Association.

Prior to law school, K’sean taught middle school English in the Mississippi Delta. 


  • Representing a financial services executive in investigations by the DOJ and SEC concerning alleged violations of Securities laws.
  • Representing a major pharmaceutical manufacturer in a Texas State Attorney General consumer protection matter relating to the manufacturing and promotion of certain drugs.
  • Representing a leading biomedical research institution in cases in federal and state court alleging employment discrimination. 
  • 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 former executive in investigations by the DOJ and SEC concerning alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.  
  • Representing a major international technology company in connection with DOJ and multi-state monopolization lawsuits.
  • Supported work of Independent Compliance Monitor appointed by DOJ and SEC in connection with a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act DPA settlement.  
  • Advised global pharmaceutical company on FTC Second Request.
  • Conducted internal investigations for global pharmaceutical and medical device companies in connection with alleged FCPA violations in Europe.
  • Represented a public company in an SEC accounting investigation.
  • Represented individual in U.S. Department of Justice investigation relating to potential violations of OFAC sanctions regulations and Export Administration Regulations.
  • Conducted an internal investigation for a global pharmaceutical company in response to potential concerns including alleged kickbacks, off-label promotion, and channel-stuffing.  
  • Assisted in defense of a pharmaceutical company against allegations of violations of the False Claims Act and the Food, Drug, & Cosmetic Act.  
  • Routinely conducts pre- and post-acquisition economic sanctions, export control, and anti-corruption due diligence for corporate and private equity clients. 

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