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Courtney Trombly focuses on white-collar criminal defense including anti-corruption investigations and compliance counseling, False Claims Act investigations and litigation, and cross-border investigations and disputes. As a partner in our Special Matters and Investigations practice, Courtney represents clients worldwide in a variety of high-stakes matters.

Courtney is experienced in conducting internal investigations, advising clients across the globe on compliance assessment, counseling and remediation, and defending them before domestic and foreign government enforcement authorities, including the U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission. In white-collar criminal defense, she has specific expertise and experience in anti-corruption, False Claims Act, and compliance-related matters.

Prior to joining our firm, Courtney served for more than three years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Middle District of Tennessee, where she was part of the Criminal Division's White Collar and Corporate Fraud Unit. In that role, she was lead counsel on dozens of investigations into white-collar crime, including public corruption, money laundering and securities, bank, ERISA, mail, wire, healthcare and bankruptcy frauds, and also prosecuted counterfeiting, computer, narcotics, child exploitation and environmental crimes. On several occasions, she acted as lead counsel on briefs and oral arguments before the Courts of Appeals for the Second and Sixth Circuits.

Before that, Courtney was a Captain in the United States Marine Corps. As a defense counsel at Camp Lejeune, she represented hundreds of Marines and sailors in criminal courts-martial and administrative proceedings. She also served as lead counsel in bench and jury trials, and obtained numerous outright acquittals for her clients. For her service, she was awarded the 2005 USMC Defense Counsel of the Year Award, Eastern Region, and also received the Navy Achievement Medal.

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Credentials

J.D., Boston College, cum laude

B.A., University of Pennsylvania, cum laude

District of Columbia

Massachusetts

Tennessee

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee

Defense Counsel of the Year


United States Marine Corps, 2005

Ranked for excellence in White Collar Criminal Defense. "A great advocate and a very sharp lawyer."


Legal 500, 2014

Navy Achievement Medal

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Recognition

Defense Counsel of the Year


United States Marine Corps, 2005

Ranked for excellence in White Collar Criminal Defense. "A great advocate and a very sharp lawyer."


Legal 500, 2014

Navy Achievement Medal

Matters

Represented one of the largest global medical device companies in multinational FCPA internal investigation in five European countries, Brazil, and elsewhere; advising on the design and implementation of an updated global anti-corruption compliance program; and representing company in response to parallel investigations by the DOJ and SEC, resulting in prosecution declinations from both agencies.

Representing a major oil field services company in multinational FCPA internal investigation in Africa and the Middle East, and in response to parallel investigations by the DOJ and SEC.

Advising clients on a wide array of international compliance matters, with specific expertise and focus on the design and implementation of anti-corruption compliance programs tailored specifically to an organization’s risk, industry, geographic, and operational profile.

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Represented one of the largest global medical device companies in multinational FCPA internal investigation in five European countries, Brazil, and elsewhere; advising on the design and implementation of an updated global anti-corruption compliance program; and representing company in response to parallel investigations by the DOJ and SEC, resulting in prosecution declinations from both agencies.

Representing a major oil field services company in multinational FCPA internal investigation in Africa and the Middle East, and in response to parallel investigations by the DOJ and SEC.

Advising clients on a wide array of international compliance matters, with specific expertise and focus on the design and implementation of anti-corruption compliance programs tailored specifically to an organization’s risk, industry, geographic, and operational profile.

Represented a Fortune 50 logistics company in multi-jurisdictional False Claims Act qui tam litigation with the Department of Justice and multiple state attorneys general.

Representing an international chemical company in international anti-corruption internal investigation and compliance counseling in SE Asia, China, and other geographies.

Representing a Fortune 50 company in False Claims Act investigation conducted by the DOJ and other government agencies.

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Represented one of the largest global medical device companies in multinational FCPA internal investigation in five European countries, Brazil, and elsewhere; advising on the design and implementation of an updated global anti-corruption compliance program; and representing company in response to parallel investigations by the DOJ and SEC, resulting in prosecution declinations from both agencies.

Representing a major oil field services company in multinational FCPA internal investigation in Africa and the Middle East, and in response to parallel investigations by the DOJ and SEC.

Advising clients on a wide array of international compliance matters, with specific expertise and focus on the design and implementation of anti-corruption compliance programs tailored specifically to an organization’s risk, industry, geographic, and operational profile.

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Matters

Represented one of the largest global medical device companies in multinational FCPA internal investigation in five European countries, Brazil, and elsewhere; advising on the design and implementation of an updated global anti-corruption compliance program; and representing company in response to parallel investigations by the DOJ and SEC, resulting in prosecution declinations from both agencies.

Representing a major oil field services company in multinational FCPA internal investigation in Africa and the Middle East, and in response to parallel investigations by the DOJ and SEC.

Advising clients on a wide array of international compliance matters, with specific expertise and focus on the design and implementation of anti-corruption compliance programs tailored specifically to an organization’s risk, industry, geographic, and operational profile.

Represented a Fortune 50 logistics company in multi-jurisdictional False Claims Act qui tam litigation with the Department of Justice and multiple state attorneys general.

Representing an international chemical company in international anti-corruption internal investigation and compliance counseling in SE Asia, China, and other geographies.

Representing a Fortune 50 company in False Claims Act investigation conducted by the DOJ and other government agencies.

Insights

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Credentials

J.D., Boston College, cum laude

B.A., University of Pennsylvania, cum laude

District of Columbia

Massachusetts

Tennessee

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee

Defense Counsel of the Year


United States Marine Corps, 2005

Ranked for excellence in White Collar Criminal Defense. "A great advocate and a very sharp lawyer."


Legal 500, 2014

Navy Achievement Medal

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Recognition

Defense Counsel of the Year


United States Marine Corps, 2005

Ranked for excellence in White Collar Criminal Defense. "A great advocate and a very sharp lawyer."


Legal 500, 2014

Navy Achievement Medal