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
  • The Best Lawyers in America®: Criminal Defense: White Collar (Ones to Watch), 2021
  • DC Bar Capital Pro Bono High Honor Roll, 2014, 2017 - 2018
  • DC Bar Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2016
  • Leadership Counsel on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Fellow, 2020
  • Member, Committee on White Collar Crime, American Bar Association
Bar Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • North Carolina


This winter, we report on several noteworthy developments in white collar investigations impacting executives. 

White Collar Alert