SamirKaushik

Partner

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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. Texas Super Lawyers has recognized Samir as a Rising Star for the past six years.

He regularly represents clients in criminal and civil proceedings in response to alleged Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), U.K. Bribery Act, accounting fraud, currency manipulation, financial fraud, securities fraud, and anti-money laundering 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 over 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.

Experience

  • Representative Criminal and Civil Enforcement Matters
  • Healthcare company conducts internal investigation into allegations of corruptionJones Day is representing a healthcare company in an internal investigation into allegations of corruption in Eastern Europe, Latin America, and Asia and related DOJ and SEC investigations.
  • National retailer defends allegations of corruption in Latin America and AsiaJones Day is representing a national retailer in an internal investigation into allegations of corruption in multiple countries in Latin America and Asia and related DOJ and SEC investigations.
  • Global financial institution conducts internal investigation into allegations of foreign currency exchange rate manipulation in multiple countries and defends related DOJ Antitrust Division investigationJones Day is representing a global financial institution in an internal investigation into allegations of foreign currency exchange rate manipulation in multiple countries and a related DOJ Antitrust Division investigation.
  • Jones Day advises on UK's first Deferred Prosecution Agreement and closure of U.S. DOJ investigationOn Monday, November 30, 2015, the Right Honourable Sir Brian Leveson (the President of the Queen's Bench Division) approved the resolution of the first UK Bribery Act section 7 proceedings by way of a Deferred Prosecution Agreement, a procedure never before used in the UK.
  • Publicly traded energy company general counsel successfully represented in SEC investigation involving financial reporting and disclosuresJones Day successfully represented the former general counsel of a publicly traded energy company in an SEC investigation involving financial reporting and disclosures.
  • Representative Internal Investigations
  • Audit committee of global information technology company conducts internal investigation into allegations of corruption and retaliation in AsiaJones Day conducted an internal investigation into allegations of corruption and retaliation in Asia on behalf of the audit committee of a global information technology company.
  • Global technology company conducts internal investigation into allegations of fraud and corruption in South AmericaJones Day represented a publicly-traded global technology company in an internal investigation into allegations of fraud, corruption, and employee misconduct in South America.
  • Global financial institution conducts internal investigation into allegations of money launderingJones Day represented a global financial institution in an internal investigation into allegations of money laundering.
  • Global technology company conducts internal investigation into allegations of fraud and employee misconduct in BrazilJones Day represented a global technology company in an internal investigation into allegations of fraud and employee misconduct in Brazil.
  • National retailer conducts internal investigation into allegations of money laundering and OFAC violations in Latin AmericaJones Day represented a national retailer in an internal investigation into allegations of money laundering and OFAC violations in Latin America.
  • National retailer conducts internal investigation into allegations of money laundering in the United StatesJones Day represented a national retailer's e-commerce division in an internal investigation into allegations of money laundering in the United States.
  • Special Committee of Board of Directors of international energy services company investigating alleged FCPA violationsJones Day is representing the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of an international energy services company investigating alleged FCPA violations in response to shareholder demand.
  • Representative Securities Litigation Matters
  • Potash Corporation successfully defends historic $43.1 billion hostile takeover bidFollowing an arduous three-month battle, Jones Day's client, Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan, Inc., successfully repelled BHP Billiton's hostile $43.1 billion tender offer for all of PotashCorp's shares in November 2010.
  • Tokyo Electron and FSI International defeat shareholder efforts to enjoin acquisition and Tokyo Electron obtains dismissalJones Day represents Tokyo Electron in state and federal litigation filed in Minnesota by shareholders of FSI International arising out of Tokyo Electron's tender offer to acquire FSI for $6.20 per share.
  • Zoran and its officers and directors defend claims of breach of fiduciary duty in connection with CSR acquisitionJones Day represented Zoran Corporation and its officers and directors against claims that they had breached fiduciary duties to shareholders in connection with the acquisition of Zoran by CSR plc.
  • Atlas Energy Resources defends unitholder challenge to acquisition by Atlas America of remaining units of companyJones Day represented Atlas Energy Resources and certain individuals against a lawsuit in Delaware Chancery Court challenging the acquisition by Atlas America (who at the time already owned a substantial stake in Atlas Energy Resources) of the remaining units of the company.
  • Wizard Holding Corporation and Attachmate defend contract dispute concerning stock incentive planJones Day represented Wizard Holding Corporation and its subsidiary Attachmate Corporation in parallel federal and state court actions involving, among other things, contract and shareholder appraisal claims arising out of an executive compensation plan.
  • Procter & Gamble sells Pringles snacks business to Kellogg for $2.7 billionJones Day advised The Procter & Gamble Company in the sale of its Pringles snacks business to The Kellogg Company in a $2.7 billion all-cash transaction.
  • Dell obtains dismissal of securities litigationJones Day represented Dell Inc., the individual defendants and present and former directors of Dell's Board in securities litigation, derivative cases, and ERISA class actions filed in the Western District of Texas, Travis County state court and Delaware Chancery court.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • 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
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