Lindsey Carson's practice focuses on internal investigations, white-collar defense, and complex civil litigation for a variety of domestic and international clients in the financial services, extractive, and manufacturing industries. She has advised companies facing investigations and enforcement actions involving unfair and deceptive acts or practices and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, as well as counseled clients on transactional and regulatory matters, including compliance with the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Ms. Carson also maintains an active pro bono practice focusing on immigration, asylum, and criminal justice matters.

Ms. Carson graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School where she served as an Articles Editor for the University of Pennsylvania Law Review and received the John M. Maurer Memorial Prize for Criminal Law. In 2014, she received her doctorate in juridical studies from the University of Toronto, where her scholarship focused on the impacts of laws against foreign bribery on developing countries. She currently serves as an adjunct professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and frequently speaks, writes, and publishes on issues related to corruption and anti-corruption programming, especially in developing and emerging markets.


  • Major oil and gas company – served on secondment as senior regulatory counsel for anti-corruption, anti-bribery, and anti-money laundering in the in-house legal department.
  • Multiple Fortune 500 companies – provide anti-corruption, third-party due diligence, conflicts of interest, and fair trade practices compliance counseling.
  • Multiple Fortune 500 companies, non-profit organizations, and individuals – advise on internal, DOJ, SEC, and states attorney general investigations into alleged violations of laws including the FCPA.
  • Federal Housing Finance Agency – represent the Conservator for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in complex litigation pending in dozens of federal district and appellate courts.
  • Major consumer electronics company – counsel on trade, competition, and related matters.


Global Anti-Corruption Insights: Winter 2018
Update on Recent Enforcement, Litigation, and Compliance Developments
DOJ Announces New FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy
Global Anti-Corruption Insights: Winter 2017
Update on Recent Enforcement, Litigation, and Compliance Developments
Using Institutional Multiplicity to Address Corruption as a Collective Action Problem: Evidence from Brazil
Quarterly Review of Economics & Finance, Volume 62
Global Anti-Corruption Insights: Summer 2016
Update on Recent Enforcement, Litigation, and Compliance Developments


  • SJD, University of Toronto Faculty of Law, 2014
  • JD, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2009, cum laude

  • MSc, London School of Economics and Political Science, 2006, with merit
  • BA, Duke University, 2001
  • District of Columbia
  • Pennsylvania

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