Our ambition at Allen & Overy is to help the world’s leading businesses both maximize the opportunities that globalization presents and meet the potential challenges. As our clients have sought new markets, so have we. We are continuing to invest in a growing network of international offices that covers the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia Pacific and the Middle East. With 44 offices in 31 countries, our footprint is among the largest of any legal practice.
Our New York and Washington, D.C. offices are the core of our global U.S. practice. An impact player in the U.S. for more than 30 years, our U.S.-qualified attorneys provide comprehensive legal services to the world's leading financial institutions, global corporations, funds and multilateral agencies on complex domestic and cross-border transactions and offer a full range of specialty areas, including capital markets, corporate/M&A, finance and litigation across a number of jurisdictions.
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP is an international law firm ranked for 12 years, including five years in a row, as the top-ranked New York-based firm on The American Lawyer’s A-List of what the magazine calls “the top firms among the nation’s legal elite.” We advise and represent clients in over 30 specialized practices. Our firm strikes the balance between scale and agility, handling large and complex matters, while remaining flexible to adapt to clients’ needs and market developments. For more information, please visit www.hugheshubbard.com.
Claire’s cross-border practice includes representing multinational corporate clients in investigations and litigation matters. Her primary focus is on anti-corruption laws, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and political law regulation governing campaign finance, pay-to-play, lobbying, and gifts to public officials. In addition, Claire has conducted cross-border investigations regarding economic sanctions and financial fraud. Claire’s experience includes cross-border litigation, internal investigations, federal and state government investigations, and transactional due diligence.
Claire also has extensive experience with evaluating corporate compliance programs, particularly while on multiple secondments to major global financial services providers.
Chambers USA 2018 recognized Claire as “Up and Coming.” Chambers USA 2017 noted that Claire "is deeply experienced in political law enforcement and litigation." According to Chambers, "clients praise her 'incredible judgment,' explaining that 'she is very practical in evaluating the context in which advice is being sought and tailoring it to the specific circumstances.'"
Prior to joining Allen & Overy, Claire worked as a litigation attorney for the Federal Election Commission (FEC) and served as counsel to Commissioner Ellen L. Weintraub. Her FEC litigation experience includes matters at the United States Supreme Court, as well as various federal circuit and district courts throughout the United States.
Samuel Salyer is an Associate in Hughes Hubbard & Reed’s Anti-Corruption and Internal Investigations practice group. He has been based in Washington DC, Beijing, and Paris, representing a range of clients in connection with investigations conducted by US, UK, French, and other national authorities, as well as by various international institutions. He has assisted clients in developing and implementing compliance programs, conducting risk assessments, and has delivered anti-corruption trainings on four continents. Sam has participated in compliance investigations or reviews in a variety of countries including China, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Lebanon, Nigeria, and the UAE. He holds a JD from Columbia University.
John Loesch is a Director in the Global Investigations and Compliance practice at Navigant. John has extensive experience conducting large-scale investigations and with FCPA/anti-bribery compliance matters in both the government and private sector. He has worked on high profile investigations for congressional oversight committees, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP). In the private sector, John led the global anti-corruption compliance program for a multinational Fortune 200 public company. In that capacity, John managed all aspects of the program including risk assessments, third-party due diligence, audits and monitoring, policies and procedures, and training.
John’s practice focuses on providing compliance program advisory services and leading compliance and internal controls reviews and investigations. He also leads Navigant’s investigative due diligence team, which performs due diligence throughout the world for large multinationals, commercial and investment banks, private equity firms, venture partners, government agencies, initial public offering candidates, hedge funds, law firms and other business entities.