Aysha Thompson is an associate in the litigation and enforcement practice group. Aysha’s practice focuses on white-collar defense, including whistleblower complaints, internal investigations, government-initiated enforcement actions, and complex civil litigation. She has experience representing a diverse group of corporate clients in matters involving potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, False Claims Act, and federal securities laws.

During law school, Aysha interned for the Honorable George L. Russell, III in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland and externed at the World Bank in the Office of Mediation Services. Aysha served as a Senior Articles Editor for the Howard Human and Civil Rights Law Review, as a legal research and writing teaching fellow, and as a student attorney in the Child Welfare and Family Justice Clinic where she provided direct legal representation to indigent parents accused of child abuse and neglect.

Prior to law school, Aysha worked as a judicial assistant for the Honorable Lisa Woodruff-White in the Family Court of East Baton Rouge Parish. She is a native of Opelousas, Louisiana.


  • Representing a health care provider in connection with a government inquiry and internal investigation into potential violations of the False Claims Act
  • Representing a client in a shareholder derivative litigation alleging breaches of fiduciary duty in the Delaware Court of Chancery
  • Representing a client in a federal securities class action alleging violations of federal securities laws
  • Conducted an internal investigation of an infrastructure company prompted by whistleblower allegations of improper billing practices and Title VII violations
  • Provides representation to employees of multiple international financial institutions related to an SEC investigation into the use of personal devices for business purposes
  • Conducted an internal investigation of a health care provider involving whistleblower allegations of surgical scheduling misconduct and retaliation
  • Advised an international oil and gas services company in an internal investigation prompted by whistleblower allegations of bribery and corruption in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Represented a venture capital firm in federal court proceedings concerning allegations of the possession of material non-public information in connection with the sale of securities
  • Assisted in drafting a comment letter representing the interests of special purpose acquisition companies (“SPACs”), private operating companies, and financial institutions in challenging the SEC’s proposed rules and rule amendments regarding SPAC mergers and acquisitions

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