Nellie Wigfall's practice focuses on litigation and internal investigations. Ms. Wigfall has experience in the discovery, trial, and appellate phases of litigation. Her litigation experience includes discovery and trial tasks for federal court cases involving financial institutions. She has also worked on internal investigations examining clients' compliance with the International Traffic in Arms Regulations and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

Ms. Wigfall is fluent in Spanish, and her professional experience includes work with Spanish-language legal sources. For clients who transact business in Latin America, she has conducted in-depth analysis of their operations and has researched Spanish-language legislation. These assignments have included due diligence for a proposed offering of company stock, research regarding the legal requirements for descriptions of a client's consumer products, and scrutiny of a client's activities in Latin America for an investigation of alleged FCPA violations.

Her pro bono activities have included litigation on behalf of voting rights and projects related to conservation.


  • JD, Duquesne University School of Law, 1998
  • MA, History, Catholic University of America, 1994
  • BA, Catholic University of America, 1993, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • Spanish

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