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James C. Dunlop (Jim)
Of Counsel


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  • University of Virginia (J.D. 1991); Georgetown University (B.S. magna cum laude 1986); Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University (PPE, 1984-1985)

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois


  • Law Clerk to Hon. B. Waugh Crigler, U.S. Magistrate Judge, United States District Court, Western District of Virginia (1991 term)

Government Service

  • Special Assistant Attorney General, Commonwealth of Virginia (1997-1998)

Jim Dunlop has 25 years of experience in cross-border investigations, FCPA anticorruption, and transactional due diligence practice in Latin America. Fluent in Portuguese, Jim has represented some of the world's largest companies when they or their employees face indictment in the United States or abroad, or when they are alerted to potential criminality within their organization or in connection with an acquisition.

Practicing from Chicago and throughout Latin America, Jim has secured dismissal of all criminal charges brought in Brazil against an oil company and 11 of its executives; he also represented a mining company and its executives against Brazilian charges of environmental crimes and homicide. In addition, Jim has led the internal investigation of an international retailer in Brazil as part of a complex FCPA investigation conducted by the DOJ and SEC in four countries and numerous internal investigations and anticorruption due diligence in the automotive, energy, financial services, food and beverage, green energy, health care, personal care, pharmaceutical, retail, and software industries.

Jim has extensive experience coordinating local counsel in criminal matters arising under foreign law. He also has defended companies, individuals, and nonprofits against charges of accounting fraud, bank fraud, money laundering, price-fixing, health care fraud, and public corruption.

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