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Leah Moushey is a Senior Associate in the International Department. Her practice focuses on design and implementation of corporate compliance programs, as well as internal and government investigations on a range of issues, including foreign bribery and money laundering. She has assisted with multi-jurisdictional internal and government investigations, compliance audits, third party due diligence, and due diligence in the context of mergers and acquisitions in various countries throughout Latin America, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. Ms. Moushey served as a member of a monitorship team tasked by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) with conducting a three-year global anti-corruption compliance review and assessment pursuant to Foreign Corruption Practices Act (FCPA)-related agreements.

In 2017, Ms. Moushey was a foreign visiting law clerk at the São Paulo-based law firm of KLA-Koury Lopes Advogados where she supported KLA's Anti-corruption, Compliance, and Investigation Team.

Ms. Moushey is fluent in Portuguese and proficient in Spanish.

Prior to law school, Ms. Moushey lived in Maputo, Mozambique, where she interned at a non-governmental organization, focusing on issues related to gender-based violence and HIV/AIDS. During law school, Ms. Moushey served as a legal extern in the U.S. Department of Justice Criminal Division's Fraud Section, a legal intern at the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, and an extern at the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project.

 

Government Experience
  • Extern, U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Fraud Section, 2015
  • Intern, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, 2014 
Rankings and Recognition
  • Latinvex Latin America's Top 100 Female Lawyers: FCPA & Fraud, 2020 - 2021
  • Latinvex Top 50 Rising Legal Star, 2018
  • Legal 500 Latin America: International Firms: Compliance and Investigations, Rising Star, 2022
  • Who's Who Legal: Investigations - Future Leaders: Non-Partners, 2022
  • DC Bar Capital Pro Bono High Honor Roll, 2018, 2020
  • DC Bar Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2017, 2019
  • Phi Delta Phi Award for Excellence in Professional Responsibility, Ethics, and Jurisprudence, The George Washington University Law School, 2016 
Admissions
State Admissions
  • District of Columbia
News and Events
Publications
Internal Publication

Money Laundering Enforcement Trends: Spring 2022

Internal Publication

FinCEN Proposed Rule Outlines Beneficial Ownership Reporting Obligations

Internal Publication

FCPA Autumn Review 2021

Internal Publication

The Pandora Papers: Mitigating Your Risks