Alex Oh

Alex Oh
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Co-chair of the anti-corruption and 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 board of directors of public corporations.

Key FCPA, white-collar defence and investigations matters include representing a global specialty chemical company in a joint Department of Justice and SEC investigation of potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, which ended in declinations from both agencies; a publicly listed global energy company in a SEC investigation of potential violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act; a large semi-conductor company in a SEC investigation of potential violations of securities laws; a large international trading company in an investigation conducted by a multi-lateral development bank of potential corruption issues; Bank of America in litigation and investigations arising out of its merger with Merrill Lynch; a major financial institution in connection with a Congressional investigation of offshore tax shelters; a multinational company in an international corruption investigation; a global consumer products company in an internal investigation into potential fraud at a subsidiary in China; the board of directors of a European technology company in an internal investigation involving intellectual property issues; the special review committee of the board of directors of Fannie Mae in an independent internal investigation of various accounting issues; and the audit and finance committee of Adecco, the world’s largest provider of temporary employees, in a worldwide internal investigation into accounting issues.

Alex also has an extensive civil litigation and trial practice. Recent representations include: UBS in a lawsuit alleging fraud in connection with the sale of certain CDOs backed by mortgage-backed securities; Merck in a securities fraud class action litigation relating to the sale of Vytorin; Pfizer in a products liability trial involving claims that the company’s hormone therapy drug caused breast cancer; Exxon Mobil Corporation in multiple lawsuits alleging Alien Tort Statute and related claims; and BASF in connection with the enforcement of a covenant not to compete.

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

WWL says: Alex Oh has extensive expertise in the handling of regulatory and internal investigations, with particular experience of commodities and securities fraud.

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