“‘Recommended’ by The Legal 500 United States 2016, Dispute Resolution – white collar criminal defense”
Olivia is a partner in the white collar and complex litigation group at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in New York.
She is a member of the firm’s global investigations practice and has extensive experience investigating and defending corporate conduct.
Olivia focuses her practice on investigations involving the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), State Attorneys General, the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYSDFS) and other regulators. These investigations frequently involve allegations of fraud, market manipulation, market misconduct, antimoney laundering violations or Foreign Corrupt Practice Act (FCPA) violations. Olivia also advises organizations on civil securities fraud actions and commercial disputes.
Following law school, Olivia clerked for the Honorable Robert D. Sack of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Prior to becoming a lawyer, she began her career in the financial services industry, as a banker with Morgan Stanley.back to tab navigation
- Advising Volkswagen re addressing diesel-related regulatory investigations and litigation risk in numerous countries simultaneously.
- Representing current and former employees of a global auto manufacturer in diesel-related regulatory investigations.
- Representing one of the world’s largest banks in investigations by multiple enforcement authorities into an alleged scheme to manipulate the setting of LIBOR, EURIBOR and other fixed-income reference rates.
- Representing a global financial institution in investigations by the Department of Justice, the CFTC, the FCA and the NYSDFS into allegations of manipulation and collusion in the setting of global foreign-exchange benchmarks.
- Acting on behalf of a US-based private equity fund in relation to a governmental investigation and commercial dispute in Europe.
- Acting on behalf of multiple Swiss banks in the Department of Justice’s investigation into cross-border banking practices, including representing eight banks in the DOJ’s Swiss Banks Program.
- JD, Columbia Law School 2004, Kent Scholar, a managing editor of the Columbia Law Review.
- BA, cum laude, Harvard University 1996.
- Admitted to practice in the State of New York.
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