Arielle Tobin defends corporations and their directors and officers in civil, criminal, and regulatory disputes, including government enforcement actions. She also conducts internal investigations and assists companies in mitigating reputational risk through execution of multinational risk assessments and development of compliance programs.
Arielle has litigated complex commercial disputes relating to breach of contract, fraud, negligence, residential mortgage-backed securitizations, False Claims Act (FCA) violations, state and local tax, securities litigation, health care fraud, and director and officer liability. She regularly represents clients in criminal and civil proceedings and related investigations in response to alleged Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), UK Bribery Act, accounting fraud, financial fraud, securities fraud, and customs violations. Arielle has conducted and managed sensitive internal investigations in over 10 countries across North, Central, and South America, Europe, and Asia. In addition, she has performed multinational risk assessments and regularly advises companies on compliance with securities, anticorruption, insider trading, and data privacy laws.
Prior to attending law school, Arielle earned her CPA license and worked for the audit group at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Her experience as an auditor makes her distinctively qualified to understand complex accounting fraud and work seamlessly with forensic accountants when investigating or litigating fraud or other financial crimes.
Arielle is deeply involved in local and international pro bono efforts. She has devoted hundreds of hours of pro bono representation to domestic violence victims seeking asylum in the United States and has worked with Lawyers Without Borders and the United States Department of State to research and advise on human rights abuses in Latin America.
- October 22, 2020
Compliance Perspectives Podcast Series on The Compliance & Ethics Blog: Compliance Officer Liability Risk
- September 15, 2020
Panelist, 19th Annual SCCE Compliance & Ethics Institute, Compliance in the Crosshairs: What the Courts Are Saying About Effective Compliance Practices in Compliance Officer Liability Cases
- September 13, 2017
Representing the Client under the Common Interest or Joint Defense Privilege: How Attorneys Should Meet their Ethical Obligations, Celesq / Thomson West
- May 22, 2017
Dallas Bar Association Securities Section CLE: Navigating the Wells Process for Individual Clients
- December 13, 2016
2016 Jones Day & Whitley Penn SEC Accounting, Legal, and Enforcement Seminar
- The University of Texas at Austin (J.D. with honors 2011; Order of the Coif; Member, Texas Law Review; President, Jewish Legal Society, 2009-2010); Emory University (Bachelors in Business Administration with concentrations in Accounting and Finance summa cum laude 2006; President, Beta Alpha Psi [Accounting, Finance, and IT International Honors Society], 2005-2006; Beta Gamma Sigma)
- Texas and licensed as a certified public accountant
Texas Super Lawyers — Rising Star (2019 and 2020)
The Best Lawyers in America "Ones to Watch" — commercial litigation (2021)
Dallas Bar Foundation Fellow (2019 and 2020)