Danielle Pingue is a skilled problem solver. She advises clients on matters of compliance, internal and government investigations, anti-corruption, and commercial litigation. Ms. Pingue's practice is centered around her deep commitment to understanding the unique goals of her clients, regardless of their size or industry. She helps individuals and corporations navigate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the False Claims Act (FCA), and federal anti-bribery statutes. She has successfully advocated for clients at the federal and state levels, including in investigations by the US Department of Justice (DOJ).

Ms. Pingue is deeply committed to civil service. She maintains a robust pro bono practice where she represents clients in the areas of criminal law, immigration, civil rights, and the death penalty. Ms. Pingue also spent seven months as a Loaned Associate with the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia, where she worked in the Housing unit and successfully represented clients in a multiday trial to secure safe housing conditions.


  • Multinational technology company in anti-corruption and trade controls compliance counseling and due diligence.
  • Individual in Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) and Lobbying Disclosure Act (LDA) investigation by special prosecutor Robert Mueller.
  • Pharmaceutical company in False Claims Act (FCA) investigations by DOJ and state attorneys generals relating to patient assistance programs.
  • Individual in large-scale internal investigation by global pharmaceutical company.
  • Independent federal agency in complex state and federal litigation at the trial and appellate levels.


The First Criminal Conviction Under the Lobbying Disclosure Act
Enforcement Edge: Shining Light on Government Enforcement
A Golden Ticket? White Collar Defendants Seek Home Confinement Under DOJ's COVID-19 Compassionate Release Guidelines
Enforcement Edge: Shining Light on Government Enforcement
AG Nominee William Barr Confirms He Will "Diligently Enforce" the FCA—Relators Bar Breathes a Collective Sigh of Relief
Qui Notes: Unlocking the False Claims Act
When Going It Alone Goes Wrong: Qui Tam Case Tossed After Messy Withdrawal of Counsel
Qui Notes: Unlocking the False Claims Act
Global Anti-Corruption Insights: Winter 2018
Update on Recent Enforcement, Litigation, and Compliance Developments


  • JD, Harvard Law School, 2016, cum laude
  • BA, Princeton University, 2013, cum laude
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • US District Court, District of Columbia

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