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Investigations 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

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Alex Oh is a standout practitioner with vast experience in white-collar representations. She has advised multiple Fortune 100 companies on internal investigations and compliance programmes.


Co-chair of the anti-corruption & FCPA practice group, Alex Oh has an extensive white-collar defence and regulatory investigations practice focusing on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, as well as on securities and accounting fraud issues; Alex also conducts cross-border internal investigations for multinational corporations; and regularly counsels Fortune 100 companies on compliance matters.

Prior to joining Paul, Weiss, Alex served for nearly four years as an assistant US attorney in the criminal division of the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. During her tenure, she was a member of the Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force and the Major Crimes Unit, and was the lead prosecutor in high-profile accounting and securities fraud prosecutions. Alex was the lead trial lawyer in numerous jury trials during her tenure as a prosecutor.

An experienced trial lawyer, Alex has tried numerous criminal and civil jury and bench trials in federal and state courts, and also has argued in numerous courts of appeals throughout the country. Alex also regularly represents Fortune 100 clients in investigations conducted by the US Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, FINRA and other state and federal regulatory authorities. Additionally, Alex has conducted numerous high-profile internal investigations on behalf of special and audit committees of the boards of directors of public corporations.

Alex also has extensive appellate experience, and has briefed or argued several appeals before the US Courts of Appeals for the Second, Fourth, Ninth and the DC Circuits.

Alex is a member of the New York City Bar Association. She serves as a trustee for the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and is on the board of trustees of the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia. In addition, Alex serves on the Criminal Justice Act Panel for the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. A frequent writer on topics related to white-collar defence and regulatory investigations, Alex is one of the authors of the US chapter of Corporate Internal Investigations: An International Guide, Second Edition (Oxford University Press, 2013).

Alex has an extensive pro bono practice and has litigated voting rights cases and constitutional challenges to voter registration and identification laws. Alex served as a notes editor of the Yale Law Journal.

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