Keisha N. Stanford is a senior associate in the firm’s Washington, DC office. She is a member of both the Investigations, Compliance and Defense Practice and Government Controversies and Public Policy Litigation Practice.
Ms. Stanford represents and advises public and private multinational corporations and individuals in the areas of compliance, white collar criminal defense matters, government enforcement matters and internal investigations. She has experience conducting confidential internal investigations on behalf of corporate clients and representing companies and individuals in criminal, civil and regulatory investigations, including representing clients before the US Department of Justice, the US Securities and Exchange Commission and US Attorneys’ Offices.
Ms. Stanford counsels multinational clients on a variety of compliance matters, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), US sanctions laws administered by the US Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and state and federal laws governing corporate collection and use of biometric information. She develops and enhances compliance programs for publicly-held and private corporate clients. Ms. Stanford also conducts on-site risk assessment of clients’ domestic and foreign operations, and she assists clients with compliance-related due diligence in connection with contemplated mergers and acquisitions.
Ms. Stanford also maintains an active pro bono practice.
Prior to joining Jenner & Block, Ms. Stanford advised individuals and institutional clients in complex civil and criminal cases and government enforcement actions, as well as in congressional and internal investigations. She represented clients in connection with civil RICO litigations, government and congressional investigations into possible STOCK Act/insider trading violations and cross-jurisdictional investigations into foreign currency exchange (FX) market practices.
Ms. Stanford clerked for the Honorable M. Margaret McKeown of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
She is a member of the California and District of Columbia Bars, and previously served as co-chair of the firm’s Associates Committee.