Lisa A. Prager

Partner
Holland & Knight LLP

LISA A. PRAGER is a partner in both the New York and Washington, D.C. offices of Schulte Roth & Zabel, LLP. Lisa represents corporations and individuals in a wide variety of federal criminal and regulatory matters. She focuses on government investigations and enforcement actions relating to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), U.S. export controls and economic sanctions laws, anti-money laundering laws, the Dodd-Frank Act’s whistleblower provisions, and government contracts matters. In her practice, she represents clients before multiple U.S. enforcement agencies and bodies, such as the Department of Justice (DOJ), Department of Commerce, Department of State, Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and other authorities. Lisa conducts extensive internal investigations on behalf of multinational corporations and has represented them and their Boards in FCPA and export control matters involving issues arising around the world. In connection with these investigations, she provides advice to general counsels and senior management regarding company practices, remedial measures such as compliance program enhancements and disciplinary action for company employees, and settlement options. She also works with companies in the administration of consent decrees, monitorships and other post settlement agreements. In addition, Lisa represents individuals in white collar criminal matters, including representing senior management in FCPA and export control investigations. Prior to entering private practice, Lisa was an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia and Acting Assistant Secretary and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement at the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security. Her work at the Department of Commerce included managing many of the Agency’s largest export control settlements and indictments to date, including criminal investigations related to Chinese exports and the freight-forwarding industry. As an Assistant U.S. Attorney, Lisa handled federal cases involving terrorism, wire and mail fraud, economic espionage, and export control violations, among many other matters. Lisa has been recognized by The International Who’s Who of Investigations Lawyers, The Legal 500 United States and New York Super Lawyers as a leading investigations and white collar criminal defense lawyer. She is a frequent speaker on topics in the area of the FCPA and U.S. export controls. She is a member of the American Bar Association, the AUSA Association and the International Bar Association.