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Kathryn Cameron Atkinson is the Chair of Miller & Chevalier. Her practice focuses on international corporate compliance, including, in particular, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), as well as economic sanctions and export controls, and anti-money laundering laws. She advises clients on corruption issues around the world. This advice has included compliance with the FCPA and related laws and international treaties in a wide variety of contexts, including transactional counseling, formal opinions, internal investigations, enforcement actions by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and resulting monitorships, as well as commercial litigation raising improper payment issues. Ms. Atkinson has twice been appointed as an Independent Compliance Monitor by the DOJ and SEC. She was a member of the original Transparency International task force that developed a compliance toolkit for small and medium-sized entities. She co-produced, with Homer E. Moyer, Jr., "Comply But Compete," a versatile, video-based FCPA training program. 

On the compliance side of the practice, Ms. Atkinson focuses in particular on the design and implementation of custom-tailored international regulatory compliance programs for large and small companies in a wide range of industries.  Her compliance practice includes performing compliance due diligence in mergers and acquisitions, designing and performing compliance audits and assessments, training company personnel and third parties, and working with companies to design tailored safeguards in complex business transactions and relationships with third parties. 


Rankings and Recognition
  • Chambers Global: FCPA (United States), 2015 - 2022
  • Chambers USA: FCPA (Nationwide), 2014 - 2022
  • Chambers Global: International Trade: FCPA Experts (United States), 2014
  • Chambers USA: International Trade: FCPA Experts (Nationwide), 2012 - 2013
  • The Best Lawyers in America®: Criminal Defense: White Collar, 2022 - 2023
  • Latinvex Latin America's Top 100 Female Lawyers: FCPA & Fraud, 2017 - 2022
  • Ethisphere Institute's Attorneys Who Matter (Specialists: Private Practice), 2015, 2017
  • Ethisphere Institute's Attorneys Who Matter (Top Guns), 2014
  • Ethisphere Institute's Attorneys Who Matter (Up and Comers/Rising Stars), 2012 - 2013 
  • Legal 500: Dispute Resolution: International Trade, 2013 - 2022
  • Legal 500 Latin America: International Firms: Compliance and Investigations, 2022
  • Global Investigations Review: Top FCPA Practitioners, 2021
  • Global Investigations Review: Women in Investigations, 2015
  • Who's Who Legal: Thought Leaders – GIR, 2019
  • Who's Who Legal: Business Crime Defence, 2017 - 2021
  • Who's Who Legal: Investigations, 2016 - 2022
  • DC Bar Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2016, 2019
  • Creator and Co-Chair, Forum on International Corporate Compliance, Institute for International and Comparative Law, Center for American and International Law
  • Member, Executive Committee, Institute for International and Comparative Law, Center for American and International Law
  • Member, International Bar Association, Anti-Corruption Committee
  • Member, International Bar Association, Corporate Social Responsibility Committee
  • Member, President's Council of Cornell Women
  • Member, Council on Foreign Relations
State Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Pennsylvania
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