- J.D.Duke University School of Law2009
- B.A.Duke Universitysumma cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa2005
Amelia Hairston-Porter's practice focuses on internal and government investigations, international corporate compliance, and white collar defense, primarily involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Ms. Hairston-Porter frequently advises companies and individuals with respect to complex U.S. and foreign enforcement actions in connection with transnational criminal investigations.
Ms. Hairston-Porter also regularly oversees large-scale forensic and e-discovery processes, represents individuals before U.S. enforcement agencies, and negotiates resolutions of criminal investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and other foreign enforcement authorities. In addition, Ms. Hairston-Porter advises companies on implementing their internal investigations policies and anti-corruption compliance programs, including tailored training and compliance protocols.
Prior to joining Miller & Chevalier, Ms. Hairston-Porter interned at the North Carolina Attorney General’s Office in the Medicaid Fraud Investigation Unit.
While at Duke University School of Law, Ms. Hairston-Porter was the Editor in Chief of the Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy.
- Conducted a three year internal investigation parallel with a U.S. enforcement action for a multinational oil company regarding potential bribe payments to Argentine and Russian officials.
- Conducted a targeted bribery investigation for a U.S. based oil-services company with respect to the operations of its Italian-based subsidiary in Bangladesh.
- Conducted a sweeping three year corporate bribery investigation for a Dutch-based telecommunications company relating to corrupt payments to officials in Uzbekistan. Successfully negotiated an accelerated resolution with both the DOJ and SEC which resulted in the fifth largest settlement in FCPA history.
- Represented a U.K.-based seismic equipment manufacturer with respect to a DOJ investigation into potential bribery payments made to a Korean official.
- Intern, North Carolina Attorney General’s Office, Medicaid Fraud Investigation Unit, 2007
- Member, Committee on White Collar Crime, American Bar Association
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Washington, DC, October 27, 2017 – Miller & Chevalier Chartered proudly announces that the firm was named as one of the top 30 investigations practices globally in the Glob
Washington, DC, May 12, 2017 – Miller & Chevalier is pleased to announce that the firm was named the 2017 Pro Bono Firm of the Year by the D.C. Bar.
Washington, DC, September 16, 2016 – Miller & Chevalier Chartered proudly announces that the firm was named as one of the top 30 investigations practices globally for the secon
Washington, DC, September 25, 2015 -- Miller & Chevalier Chartered is pleased to announce the firm was named as one of the top 30 investigations practices globally in the inaug
The final quarter of 2012 brought a number of important developments in anti-corruption enforcement in the United States and elsewhere, as discussed in our Winter 2013 FCPA Review.
The last quarter of 2017 resulted in several significant developments in government investigations that impact corporate executives.
In this article, Amelia Hairston-Porter and Laura Ferguson discuss SEC v Straub, a September 2016 Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) civil enforcement action.
This article, co-authored by Amelia Hairston-Porter, looks at the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) one-year Pilot Program (also known as the "Pilot Program"), recently launched by the Departmen