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Interactive Counsel

Joseph C. Mauro

Joseph C. Mauro
Washington, DC

Joe Mauro is an associate in the firm’s International Trade and White Collar & Investigations groups. He represents a wide range of clients in governmental investigations and prosecutions, compliance enhancement initiatives, and domestic and international litigation and arbitration. He has particular experience with anti-corruption laws, corporate governance, SEC enforcement, and Multilateral Development Banks. He is a regular author and presenter on the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and related international anti-corruption laws.

Client Work

Joe’s experience covers the life cycle of a governmental investigation, from avoiding potential violations to dealing with inquiries and prosecution. Representative matters include:

  • Updating clients’ compliance policies and procedures to reflect current best practices.
  • Conducting anti-corruption due diligence of third-party agents in Latin America and Eastern Europe.
  • Designing and conducting pre-acquisition due diligence to uncover corruption risks.
  • Coordinating with foreign counsel in dozens of countries to advise on local anti-corruption laws.
  • Designing and conducting internal investigations into alleged fraud and other misconduct.
  • Defending individuals, multinational corporations, and non-profit organizations accused of corrupt practices.

Joe has particular experience with Multilateral Development Banks, including:

  • Independent compliance monitorships of large multinational corporations pursuant to settlements of World Bank Group debarment proceedings.
  • Advising on the internal rules and procedures of the World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank.
  • Defending individuals and companies accused of fraud by the Inter-American Development Bank.

Joe also has particular experience in SEC enforcement matters, including:

  • Representing individuals and corporations in insider trading investigations.
  • Contesting SEC charges of securities fraud, broker-dealer and investment advisor rule violations, and related allegations.
  • Settlement negotiations on behalf of individuals and companies.

Joe’s compliance work has involved travel to 15 countries on 6 continents. He also has experience with civil litigation in state and federal courts, and international arbitration cases including investor-state arbitration, state-state boundary disputes, and other matters.

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Blog Posts by Joseph C. Mauro

Privacy & Security
SEC Enforcement Division Creates Cyber Unit to Pursue Data Security Cases

Last month, the SEC announced the creation of a new “Cyber Unit” within the Enforcement Division to target misconduct related to cybersecurity. The unit is being created in conjunction with internal SEC initiatives to strengthen cybersecurity in the wake of the agency’s infamous data breach last year.

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