Samir Kaushik navigates multinational companies through government enforcement actions and investigations that could impact their health and reputation and counsels them on related compliance matters. He also defends companies, officers, and directors in securities litigation. Global Investigations Review recognized Samir in its "40 Under 40" list of the world's accomplished investigators.
He regularly represents clients in criminal and civil proceedings in response to alleged Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), UK Bribery Act, accounting fraud, currency manipulation, financial fraud, securities fraud, False Claims Act (FCA), and anti-money laundering (AML) violations. He also has substantial experience conducting and managing sensitive internal investigations on behalf of audit committees and management. His matters have covered issues in more than 20 countries on five continents. In the area of corporate compliance, Samir advises companies on monitorships, risk assessments, disclosures, and compliance with securities, anticorruption, AML, and data privacy laws. He also conducts training sessions and writes and speaks on enforcement and compliance. He co-leads the Firm's FCPA Year In Review.
As an accomplished securities litigator, Samir also helps companies litigate hostile takeover attempts, securities fraud actions, shareholder derivative lawsuits, and disputes arising from mergers and acquisitions. His trial experience includes prosecuting several cases successfully before judges and juries as a municipal prosecutor through Jones Day's association with a local city attorney's office.
In 2015, Samir was selected for the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellows Program, and he is a founding member of the Dallas South Asian Bar Association. Before law school, Samir worked as a strategy consultant in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Department of Justice FCPA Pilot Program Outlines Incentives for Corporate Self-Disclosure and Cooperation: What's New and Will It Matter?
- March 2019
FCPA Self-Disclosure Marches on in Year II of Trump Administration, Corporate Counsel Business Journal
- February 2018
Why Effective Compliance Programs Matter, SMU Certificate Program in Ethics and Compliance
- May 2017
Ethical and Practical Issues in Internal Investigations
- August 2016
Anti-Money Laundering and OFAC Compliance Training
- February 16-17, 2015
The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), Compliance Training
- July 16, 2014
Lawyers of Color Hot List Awards Reception
- August 29, 2013
Business Beyond Borders: Protecting Your Companies from FCPA Violations in High-Risk Markets
- August 2, 2013
The FCPA, Summary of Recent Developments & Impact on the M&A Environment
- January 26, 2012
Securities Fraud Class Action Trends and Rule 10b-5 Actions
- December 20, 2011
Section 10(b) and Rule 10b-5 Securities Fraud Actions
- Washington University in St. Louis (J.D. cum laude 2008; Editorial Board, Washington University Law Review; Judge Samuel M. Breckinridge Appellate Advocacy Prize; Winner, Wiley B. Rutledge Moot Court; Winner, D.M. Harish International Moot Court; Honor Scholar Award); Yale University (B.A. 2003)
- Texas and U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
Global Investigations Review — "40 Under 40" list of the world's leading investigations lawyers (2020)
D Magazine — "Best Lawyers Under 40" (2019)
Member, Law360 Compliance Advisory Board (2019)
Member of the Global Investigations Team of the Year, American Lawyer (2016)
Member of the Dispute Resolution Team of the Year, Legal Business (2016)
- Judicial Extern to Chief Judge Carol E. Jackson, United States District Court, Eastern District of Missouri (Spring 2007)