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Leah Moushey is Counsel 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, money laundering, sanctions and export controls violations, and fraud. She has counseled clients in the context of multi-jurisdictional internal and government investigations, compliance audits, third party due diligence, and M&A due diligence in various countries throughout Latin America, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. Ms. Moushey also 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. She advises clients across various industries, with a particular focus on FinTechs, extractives, health care, and telecommunications.

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 - 2023
  • Latinvex Top 50 Rising Legal Star, 2018
  • Legal 500 Latin America: International Firms: Compliance and Investigations, Rising Star, 2022 - 2024
  • Who's Who Legal: Investigations - Future Leaders: Non-Partners, 2022, 2024
  • 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 
State Admissions
  • District of Columbia
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