Obiamaka (Obi) P. Madubuko focuses her practice on anti-corruption and fraud matters and advises U.S.-based companies doing business in international markets.
Obi advises companies on a host of compliance and transactional due diligence issues arising under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), UK Bribery Act, the Dodd-Frank Act, Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) and other global trade regulations, including cybersecurity defense and data breach response. She also assists clients with internal investigations, risk assessments and independent audits, as well as drafting, evaluating and updating corporate policies to ensure compliance.
In addition to her corporate advisory work, Obi is an experienced trial lawyer who has defended individuals and corporations in complex civil litigation and white collar criminal cases. She has represented clients before state and federal courts and agencies, including the United States Congress, the United States Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Federal Election Commission, and other federal and state authorities.
Obi has represented clients in complex litigation matters across a broad range of industries including aerospace and defense, consumer products, energy and mining, financial services, health care, intellectual property, manufacturing, media and entertainment, real estate, securities, specialty chemicals, technology and telecommunication.
Obi has an active pro bono practice where she represents clients in domestic violence, immigration and asylum cases, in addition to mentoring young lawyers, law students and high school students interested in pursuing careers in law.
Prior to joining the firm, Obi was a partner at an international law firm where she founded and chaired the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) & International Anti-Corruption Group and was in private practice in New York and Washington, D.C. She also served as a federal law clerk for the Honorable Constance Baker Motley of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
- Anti-money laundering (AML) / know your customer (KYC) compliance
- Blockchain and fintech
- Complex civil litigation
- Corporate governance and compliance
- Data privacy and data breach response
- Emerging markets
- Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) & Global Anti-Corruption
- White Collar defense and special investigations