Amy Jeffress represents clients in criminal defense, national security, government contracts, and compliance matters. She conducts internal investigations and advises companies and individuals on export enforcement, FCPA, classified information, and mutual legal assistance and other international law enforcement issues, including extradition and INTERPOL notices.
Before joining the firm, Ms. Jeffress served as the Justice Department Attaché to the US Embassy in London, where she coordinated cooperation between the US and the UK on criminal matters. She worked with US federal and state prosecutors and agents as well as numerous UK authorities, including the Serious Fraud Office, Crown Prosecution Service, Attorney General’s Office, Home Office, and Ministry of Justice. She previously served as Counselor to the Attorney General, advising the Attorney General and senior Department leadership and interfacing regularly with the White House and National Security Council, the intelligence community, and other agencies on national security investigations and prosecutions and international matters.
Ms. Jeffress tried more than 40 cases as a federal prosecutor. She was Chief of the National Security Section in the US Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, conducting and supervising investigations and prosecutions of international and domestic terrorism, espionage, export control violations, and other crimes related to national security.
- Numerous individuals in investigations by the US Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Defense Criminal Investigative Service, Department of Defense Office of Inspector General, Department of State Office of Inspector General.
- Defense contractor in internal investigation relating to classified contracts and security clearance issues.
- Company under investigation for alleged export violations in internal investigation.
- Various companies on FCPA, anti-bribery, anti-money laundering, and SEC compliance.
- Various individuals challenging Interpol Red Notices.
- Individual challenging extradition from the United States.
Washingtonian's "Top Lawyers" 2015 for National Security
The Legal 500 US 2015 for White-Collar Criminal Defense
Counterintelligence Award of Excellence, 2013, for a multi-agency law enforcement and intelligence investigation of an international weapons of mass destruction transshipment network identified as a top national security threat.
Department of Justice John Marshall Award, 2006, the Department's highest award for trial litigation, for outstanding legal achievement at trial.
Executive Office for US Attorneys Director's Award, 2005, for superior performance on a litigation team that prosecuted the longest criminal trial in the history of the US District Court for the District of Columbia.
"Data Privacy Case Studies: How to Manage the Risk of Foreign Data Privacy Violations in the Context of Internal and Government FCPA Investigations
" ACI's 32nd International Conference on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Washington, DC, November 17, 2015
"Best Practices For Working With The Government
" Association of Corporate Counsel National Capital Region 2015 Data Privacy and Security Conference, McLean , VA, September 10, 2015
, Amy Jeffress
and John P. Barker
"51 Shades of Grey - What US Entities and Individuals Need to Know About U.S. Trade Sanctions Including Those on Cuba, Russia, and Iran
" ACC National Capital Region, Arnold & Porter LLP, Washington, DC, April 22, 2015
"CyberSecurity - New Privacy Laws and New Threats from Organized Crime and Nation States
" Panelist, ABA Criminal Justice Section International White Collar Crime Institute, London, UK, October 2014
"Extradition and the US Justice System
" Testimony before the House of Lords Select Committee on Extradition Law, July 2014
"EU-US Workshop on Mutual Legal Assistance
" Eurojust Conference, The Hague, October 2012
"Countering Terrorism with a Liberal Arts Education
" Williams College 25th
Reunion Address, Williamstown, MA, June 2012
"Deferred Prosecution Agreements: The US Experience
" QEB Hollis Whiteman Chambers, London, UK, June 2012
"Update on the FCPA and its Impact on US and UK Citizens and Companies
" British American Business Association, London, UK, March 2012
"FCPA: Taking Things to Another Level
" World Bribery & Corruption Compliance Forum, London, UK, October 2011
"An Update on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
" Ethical Corporation's European Anti-Corruption Summit, London, UK, November 2010
Global Anti-Corruption Insights
" (PDF: 7.62 MB) Dec 2015
FCPA News and Insights
" (PDF: 7.68 MB) Feb 2015