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Kathryn Cameron Atkinson is the Chair of Miller & Chevalier. Her practice focuses on advising global clients on international corporate compliance and related governance, including, in particular, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), as well as economic sanctions and export controls, business and human rights, and anti-money laundering laws. Known for her "business-minded" advice and "unflappable" demeanor, Ms. Atkinson works with client Boards of Directors, Audit Committees, and senior management to address compliance challenges that arise in a variety of contexts, including compliance program design and implementation, transactional counseling, advisory opinions, internal investigations, enforcement actions by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and other enforcement authorities, FCPA monitorships, as well as commercial litigation raising improper payment issues. Ms. Atkinson has also served as an expert witness in corruption-related international arbitration proceedings.

Described by Chambers USA as a "leading figure in the world of FCPA compliance," Ms. Atkinson has been selected three times as a government-appointed Independent Compliance Monitor pursuant to FCPA resolutions with the DOJ and SEC. She currently serves as the appointed Monitor for Stericycle, Inc., and previously served as Monitor for Zimmer Biomet, Inc. and KBR, Inc.

Ms. Atkinson has served as a faculty member for anti-corruption investigations training for foreign prosecutors and investigators at the CEELI Institute in Prague. 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.

Rankings and Recognition
  • Chambers Global: FCPA (United States), 2015 - 2024
  • Chambers USA: FCPA (Nationwide), 2014 - 2023
  • 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 - 2024
  • Latinvex Latin America's Top 100 Female Lawyers: FCPA & Fraud, 2017 - 2023
  • 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
Affiliations
  • Member, International Advisory Board, CEELI Institute, Prague
  • 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
Admissions
State Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Pennsylvania
News and Events

Events

Speaking Engagement

2024 TRACE Forum

Speaking Engagement

ACI 40th International Conference on the FCPA

Speaking Engagement

GIR Live: Women in Investigations

Speaking Engagement

ACI: 39th International Conference on the FCPA

Publications