Joshua Drew represents clients in connection with government investigations and litigation and conducts internal investigations involving potential legal and regulatory violations, often with a focus on risks related to bribery and other forms of corruption, fraud, economic sanctions, and money laundering. He has led complex government investigations and prosecutions as a federal prosecutor and spearheaded organizational change as a Chief Compliance Officer.
Mr. Drew has led improvements in governance, operations, compliance programs, and internal investigations at multiple companies as they responded to regulatory inquiries or enforcement activity. Prior to joining Miller & Chevalier, he served in several senior corporate legal and compliance roles, including as Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer for a publicly listed company under an FCPA monitorship, and at a Fortune 150 technology company where he managed a team of anti-corruption, global trade, and social and environmental responsibility lawyers and compliance professionals. This extensive in-house experience provides rare insight into his clients' needs and perspectives as he crafts practical advice and solutions for the challenges they face.
As a former Assistant U.S. Attorney in the District of New Jersey and a former Trial Attorney in the Fraud Section, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Mr. Drew is an experienced trial lawyer who has investigated and tried public corruption, health care fraud, tax evasion, and other economic crimes. Among the notable cases he prosecuted were public corruption charges against a medical school dean and sitting state senator, a corruption and tax evasion scheme involving a state employee who accepted over $1.8 million in bribes, and a deferred prosecution agreement with a major pharmaceutical company involving approximately $800 million in civil and criminal penalties.
Mr. Drew is a part-time lecturer at Rutgers Law School, where he teaches a course on anti-corruption enforcement and compliance, and is a regular speaker at conferences and leadership events for in-house counsel, compliance professionals, and practitioners. His work is widely recognized, including with a Compliance Week Excellence in Compliance Award and the Director's Award from the DOJ Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys. He is a member of the bar in the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts.
- Assistant United States Attorney, U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Jersey, 2003 - 2009
- Trial Attorney, Fraud Section, U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division, 1999 - 2003
- Group Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer, VEON Ltd., 2017 - 2020
- Associate General Counsel, Investigations, Vimpelcom, 2016 - 2017
- Vice President & Associate General Counsel, Ethics and Anti-Corruption, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, 2014 - 2016
- Vice President & Associate General Counsel, Investigations, Hewlett-Packard Co., 2011 - 2013
- Director, Corporate Compliance & Business Practices, Endo Pharmaceuticals, 2009 - 2010
- Compliance Week's Excellence in Compliance Award, "Compliance Comeback of the Year," 2020
- Director's Award, Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys, U.S. Department of Justice, 2009
- Director's Certificate, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 2002, 2008
- Special Achievement Award for Superior Performance, U.S. Department of Justice, 2002
- Special Achievement Award for Meritorious Acts of Service, U.S. Department of Justice, 2000
- District of Columbia
- Law Clerk, Honorable Rebecca Pallmeyer, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1998 - 1999
- Law Clerk, Honorable Harry D. Leinenweber, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1997 - 1998