Jennifer Riddle, Of Counsel
Paul Hastings LLP
Jennifer D. Riddle is Of Counsel in the Litigation practice where she focuses on compliance with and disputes relating to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) and other international anti-corruption laws.
Ms. Riddle’s practice includes counseling clients regarding anti-corruption compliance programs, risk assessments, corruption risk in M&A transactions, conducting due diligence on third parties and in connection with acquisitions, anti-corruption audits, and conducting corruption-related internal investigations. She has led investigations in Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Ms. Riddle has also advised and acted as the primary liaison with respect to independent corporate monitors stemming from DOJ and World Bank settlements.
Ms. Riddle has advised a broad range of U.S. and foreign multinational companies that include publicly-traded, privately-held and non-profit companies. Her clients are in the fields of engineering, construction, oil services, private
equity, financial services, aerospace, defense contracting, technology, entertainment, and telecommunications.
Irina Lazieva, Chief Counsel, Anti-Corruption Compliance
IRINA LAZIEVA is Chief Counsel, Anti-Corruption Compliance at KBR, Inc. in Houston, TX. She oversees the company’s global anti-corruption program. Irina is a seasoned compliance professional with a proven track record of deploying and managing corporate compliance programs at large multinational organizations in the U.S. and overseas. Her daily responsibilities include advising business on the FCPA, UKBA, and other regulatory compliance matters, conducting third-party due diligence and high-risk transaction reviews, managing compliance audits, risk assessments and corruption investigations. She is also experienced in operationalizing compliance processes to ensure seamless integration of regulatory compliance with enterprise risk management. Prior to joining KBR, Irina worked in various compliance roles in the oil and gas, manufacturing and aerospace sectors. Irina is a graduate of the University of Houston Law Center and holds an MBA from the Texas A&M University. She is admitted in Texas.
Paul Donato, Partner
Paul Donato has 19 years of experience in forensic accounting, litigation consulting, and corporate restructuring. He provides a variety of investigative and accounting services in international and domestic matters. Paul is a Partner at HKA Global Inc., and serves as the Co-Chair of the Forensic Accounting and Commercial Damages practice. He is a CPA, Certified Fraud Examiner (“CFE”), and Certified in Financial Forensics (“CFF”). Paul is an experienced investigator conducting corporate, white-collar fraud, Ponzi-scheme, SEC, and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigations. Paul provides expert witness testimony as well as testimony to the FBI, DOJ, and SEC. Paul’s casework encompasses a broad range of industries, including construction, energy, entertainment, insurance, manufacturing, government services, retail, waste management, wholesale, and finance.