Ben is a member of the firm’s nationally ranked Government Investigations and White Collar Litigation department. A former federal prosecutor, he is equally skilled in the courtroom as he is in handling clients’ most sensitive, high-profile internal matters. He regularly advises corporate entities, boards of directors, audit and special committees, and individuals on their most difficult legal challenges. Ben has particular expertise in criminal and civil fraud matters, with a focus on cross-border Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctions investigations and litigation, as well as significant experience with congressional investigations and crisis situations.
By Benjamin A. O'Neil, Alex J. Brackett and Andrew Thornton-Dibb on Anti-Bribery and CorruptionOn September 15, 2022, GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes S.A. (GOL), Brazil’s second largest domestic airline, resolved long-running parallel investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The São Paulo-based company, whose shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange, consented to a cease-and-desist order with the SEC… Continue Reading
By Benjamin A. O'Neil and Clare E. Reardon on ComplianceThe Assistant Attorney General and head of the Department of Justice’s Criminal Division recently sat for an interview with the Wall Street Journal where he provided important insight into the Department’s increased focus on corporate compliance. Drawing on his experience in the U.S. Attorney’s office and as the Chief Compliance Officer at a Fortune 500… Continue Reading
By Benjamin A. O'Neil, Alex J. Brackett, Elissa Baur and McGuireWoods LLP on Anti-Bribery and CorruptionOn April 20, 2022, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) separately announced that Stericycle Inc. (Stericycle), an international waste management company headquartered in Lake Forest, Illinois, has agreed to pay more than $84 million to resolve parallel investigations by authorities in the United States and Brazil. The investigation is… Continue Reading