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JoanMeyer

PartnerCo-Chair, Government Enforcement, Internal Investigations & White Collar DefenseJoan.Meyer@ThompsonHine.com
Washington, D.C.

O 202.263.4115

Chicago

O 312.998.4240

JoanMeyer

Partner
Co-Chair, Government Enforcement, Internal Investigations & White Collar DefenseJoan.Meyer@ThompsonHine.com
Washington, D.C.

O 202.263.4115

Chicago

O 312.998.4240

Focus Areas

Examples of Joan’s experience include:

  • Representing the special committee of a Fortune 100 manufacturing company’s board of directors in connection with a six-year global investigation involving the company’s agents and distributors, which was resolved with a guilty plea by a subsidiary.
  • Representing a technology company involved in processing mortgage-related documentation for major financial institutions during the financial crisis in connection with a highly publicized investigation by federal and state authorities.
  • Obtaining a favorable settlement with the U.S. government for one of the world’s largest snack food companies following a multi-year overseas investigation of one of the company’s subsidiaries.
  • Serving as co-lead counsel for a publicly traded Latin American petrochemical company in an investigation by two federal agencies of FCPA violations in Brazil.
  • Securing a favorable settlement with the SEC for a major beverage company following an investigation of a foreign subsidiary’s distribution channel activities.
  • Achieving a settlement with multiple law enforcement agencies for a Latin American aerospace manufacturer in a multijurisdictional investigation of is operations in Latin America, Asia and the Middle East. The matter was selected and cited as a landmark case in U.S. and international publications.
  • Obtaining a declination of charges by the U.S. government for a professional infrastructure and environmental services company in connection with allegations of corruption involving a recently acquired foreign subsidiary.
  • Securing a declination of charges by the U.S. government for a software company in connection with activities within the company’s foreign distribution chain.
  • Representing a former executive of a major financial institution in civil litigation before a federal banking agency involving allegations of unsafe and unsound business practices.
  • Panelist, “The end of an affair: Economic and trade sanctions against entities and the global corporate response,” Russia’s attack on Ukraine, WisteV, 2022
  • Panelist, “Ethical Issues Hypo: Critical Compliance Topics,” The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and International Anti-Corruption Developments, PLI, 2022
  • Presenter, “Practical Advice for Antitrust and Privacy Compliance in the Biden Era,” Thompson Hine Webinar Series, March 2, 2021
  • Presenter, “White Collar Crime – Recent Developments and Emerging Risks Part I,” Thompson Hine Webinar Series, February 18, 2021
  • Panelist, “Setting the Stage: Government Investigation in High-Tech Industries,” Bloomberg Law In-House Forum West, 2019
  • Panelist, Sanctions, Export Control and National Security Conference, Global Investigations Review, 2019
  • Panelist, “Anti-Corruption Issues When Doing Business in Latin America,” The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and International Anti-Corruption Developments, PLI, 2019
  • Speaker, “Enforcement Developments in Latin America,” PLI, 2018
  • Panelist, Developments in Brazil Conference, Latin America American Conference Institute, 2017
  • Panelist, Transparency International Corporate Forum, 2017
  • Speaker, “The SEC Whistleblower,” Corporate Counsel Webcast, 2017
  • Speaker, “The Role of the General Counsel in the Remediation Process,” Corporate Counsel Seminar, 2017
  • Speaker, Ethisphere Roundtable, 2017
  • Speaker, NACD Roundtable, 2016
  • Speaker, Compliance Seminar, District of Columbia Bar, 2016
  • Panelist, American Conference Institute FCPA Panel, 2016
  • Presenter, SEC Whistleblower Program, ABA, 2016
  • Speaker, National Association of Real Estate Investment Managers Political Donations/Lobbying Compliance Seminar, 2016
  • Speaker, “Voluntary Disclosures in Corporate Investigations,” ABA Panel, 2016
  • Speaker, Leading Minds of Governance Forum, NACD, 2016
  • Listed as a Litigation Star by Benchmark Litigation, 2022
  • Listed in The Legal 500 (Corporate Investigations and White Collar Criminal Defense), 2021, 2022
  • Selected to Law360’s Compliance Editorial Advisory Board, 2021, 2022
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021 to 2023 for Criminal Defence: White-Collar Crime
  • Top 5 Global Investigations Practice (as D.C. chair of Baker McKenzie’s Compliance & Investigations practice), Global Investigations Review (2016 & 2017)
  • 100 Most Influential People in Corporate Governance and the Boardroom, National Association of Corporate Directors (2016 & 2017)
  • Elite FCPA Practice (as D.C. chair of Baker McKenzie’s Compliance & Investigations practice), Global Investigations Review (2016)
  • Deal of the Year, Latin Lawyer (2016)
  • Department of Justice Director’s Award
  • National Award from the Center for Missing and Exploited Children

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association

Education

  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D.
  • Creighton University, B.A.

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Illinois
  • Michigan

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
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