Laura Perkins

Laura N. Perkins

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP (USA)

Laura N. Perkins is a partner in Hughes Hubbard’s Washington, D.C. office and serves as Co-chair of the Anti-Corruption & Internal Investigations practice group.

Laura represents corporate and individual clients in sensitive government enforcement actions and complex internal investigations. As a former federal white-collar prosecutor, Laura’s practice focuses on complex white-collar criminal matters, including conducting internal and independent corporate investigations across the globe, defending clients before government enforcement agencies and multilateral investment banks, and assisting with compliance counseling, risk assessments, and due diligence.

Prior to joining the firm, Laura spent nearly ten years at the Department of Justice, most recently serving as Assistant Chief of the FCPA Unit of the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section.

While at the DOJ, Laura supervised and prosecuted some of the largest FCPA cases in the United States and was involved in the development of the FCPA Pilot Program and the drafting of the FCPA Resource Guide. Laura was the principal attorney on numerous FCPA corporate resolutions, tried several FCPA jury trials, and oversaw nearly a dozen independent compliance monitors. Laura also served as a U.S. Delegate to the OECD’s Working Group on Bribery and worked closely with prosecutors, law enforcement, and regulators from six continents on case and policy related matters.

In addition to FCPA cases, Laura successfully investigated and prosecuted complex securities fraud cases, healthcare fraud cases, and money laundering cases while at the DOJ. Laura also served as a Senior Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General of the Criminal Division, where she advised DOJ leadership on white-collar criminal cases and policy matters.

Laura has extensive experience as a trial lawyer – both at the DOJ and in private practice. At the DOJ alone, she handled nearly two dozen federal jury trials and bench trials.