Irina K.Bleustein


Washington + 1.202.879.3653

Irina Bleustein represents corporations, individuals, and other entities in high-stakes white collar matters. She defends clients facing U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and congressional investigations related to allegations of fraud and corruption, including potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and other federal statutes. Irina has extensive experience in handling the complexities of cross-border internal investigations and regularly uses her native Russian-language skills in investigations.

Irina's experience includes representing some of the world's largest companies, as well as several current and former CEOs and a former U.S. Congressman. Recently, Irina conducted a large-scale cross-border internal investigation on behalf of a multinational corporation. In addition to defending global companies and executives facing FCPA investigations by the DOJ and SEC, she counsels corporations on FCPA compliance. Irina also has represented a large corporation in an arbitration pending before the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). Her experience includes matters spanning a variety of industries, including automotive, retail, health care, information technology, sports, politics, mining, oil and gas, international logistics, and aerospace.

Prior to attending law school, Irina worked at the U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Fraud Section as an honors paralegal specialist. During her two years at the DOJ, she assisted federal prosecutors in six federal criminal trials and worked extensively with federal prosecutors and agents on numerous health care fraud investigations.


  • Multi-state charter school company successfully defeats foreign government's 1782 applicationJones Day successfully defended a multi-state charter school company against an application brought by the Republic of Turkey that sought extensive discovery pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1782.
  • CEO of international logistics company obtains post-indictment dismissal of all chargesJones Day obtained a post-indictment Non-Prosecution Agreement and dismissal of all charges against the former CEO of an international logistics company charged with engaging in an alleged multi-billion dollar fraud scheme and violating OFAC laws.
  • CEO defends grand jury investigation relating to tax affairsJones Day represents a CEO in a federal grand jury investigation conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice's Tax Division regarding the CEO's tax affairs.
  • 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.
  • Autres publications

    Publications Prior to Jones Day

    Note, "Achieving the Coexistence of Accountability and Immunity: The Prosecution of Devyani Khobragade and the Role of Consular Immunity in Criminal Cases," 52 Am. Crim. L. Rev. 355

    Corporate Criminal Liability, coauthor, 52 Am. Crim. L. Rev. 851

    Federal Criminal Conspiracy, coauthor, 52 Am. Crim. L. Rev. 1089

    Health Care Fraud, coauthor, 51 Am. Crim. L. Rev. 1315

    Spring 2010
    Self-Determination, Secession, and Sovereignty: South Ossetia's Claim to Right of External Self-Determination and International Law, Sigma Iota Rho J. Int'l Rel., Spring 2010, at 120