Nate Lankford's practice focuses on matters involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), business and human rights and other areas of international corporate compliance. He has created tailored compliance programs for U.S. and international companies in several industries and advised companies on all areas of compliance program implementation. He has conducted internal investigations, compliance audits, third party due diligence, and due diligence in the context of mergers and acquisitions. 

He also served as the primary Associate on a monitorship team tasked by the DOJ and SEC with carrying out a three-year anti-corruption compliance review and assessment pursuant to FCPA settlement agreements. In these matters, he has worked on location in many of the world’s most challenging business environments (including countries in Central and East Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and the Americas) and has developed a solid understanding of risks faced by the oil and gas industry, health care industry, telecommunications industry, and the high-tech sector. He is also a founding member of Miller & Chevalier's Business & Human Rights Practice Group and has advised clients on matters of trade policy and compliance with U.S. export controls and anti-boycott regulations.   

Prior to earning his law degree, he worked as a freelance photographer for media clients including the Washington Post.

While at Georgetown University Law Center, Mr. Lankford served as an Executive Editor of the Georgetown Journal of International Law. He received CALI awards for best exam in Introduction to International Law, Maritime Law and the Role of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Health Governance.

  • Secretary, Corporate Social Responsibility Committee, International Bar Association
Bar Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
Speaking Engagement

Nate Lankford, Homer E. Moyer, and Matthew T. Reinhard will present during the International Bar Association's (IBA) Annual Conference on October 7-11, 2018, in Rome. 

Rome, Italy


In this blog post, Nate Lankford and Dawn Murphy-Johnson discuss a recent update to DOJ's FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy, which reflects an evolution in the agency's expectations for companies t