Lindsey D. Carson

Lindsey D. Carson

Senior Associate

Lindsey Carson's practice focuses on internal investigations, white-collar defense, compliance, and complex litigation for a variety of domestic and international clients in the financial services, extractive, manufacturing, and retail industries. She has advised companies facing investigations and enforcement actions involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and unfair and deceptive acts or practices, as well as counseled clients on transactional and regulatory matters, including compliance with the foreign bribery laws, Sarbanes-Oxley, and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. In 2017, Ms. Carson spent six months serving on secondment as senior regulatory counsel for anti-corruption, anti-bribery, and anti-money laundering in the in-house legal department of a major oil and gas company.

Ms. Carson is also actively involved in the firm's representation of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) as Conservator in hundreds of cases in state and federal trial and appellate courts.

Ms. Carson maintains an active pro bono practice focusing on immigration, asylum, and criminal justice matters.

Ms. Carson 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. She is Managing Editor of the firm's semi-annual publication on Global Anti-Corruption Insights, which covers enforcement of the FCPA and other anti-corruption laws.

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.


  • 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.


Cross-Border Issues With International Supply Chains and Manufacturing
Arnold & Porter Webinar
Global Anti-Corruption Insights: Summer 2019
Update on Recent Enforcement, Litigation, and Compliance Developments
IWPA Primer on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
International Wood Products Association and Arnold & Porter Webinar
DOJ Issues New Guidance on Evaluating the Effectiveness of Compliance Programs
Global Anti-Corruption Insights: Winter 2019
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
Government & Military Service
  • Legal Fellow, US Senator Tim Johnson

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