Molly Piazzi is an associate in the Litigation Department and focuses her practice on investigations, compliance, and defense. Ms. Piazzi has significant experience in government and internal investigations spanning industries from healthcare technology, FinTech, pharmaceuticals, and energy. Ms. Piazzi has particular experience with issues related to anti-corruption (FCPA), whistleblower complaints, fraud, and #MeToo allegations. Ms. Piazzi has also represented both individual clients and corporations on federal public corruption and tax fraud laws.
Ms. Piazzi has experience in reviewing corporations’ compliance practices in response to inquiries from the Department of Justice and Securities & Exchange Commission. Ms. Piazzi also assists in providing recommendations on how to improve those compliance programs.
Ms. Piazzi’s active pro bono practice includes representing indigent criminal defendants. Ms. Piazzi has also represented incarcerated individuals seeking to enforce their constitutional rights under Section 1983.
Ms. Piazzi graduated with a BA in Psychology from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. During undergraduate school, she spent a summer volunteering at the Domestic Violence Legal Clinic in Chicago. Ms. Piazzi received her JD from Northwestern University School of Law in 2017, graduating cum laude. During law school, she served as the Note and Comment Editor for the Journal of International Law and Business. Additionally, Ms. Piazzi served as a student attorney for the Bluhm Legal Clinic’s Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center, where she advocated on behalf of prisoners seeking to vindicate their civil rights.
After law school, Ms. Piazzi completed a PILI Fellowship for the Legal Assistance Foundation, where she advocated for clients seeking to maintain their housing.
Ms. Piazzi is admitted to practice in Illinois.