Adelaida Vasquez

Adelaida Vasquez

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Adelaida focuses her practice on international compliance matters and counsels companies doing business in international markets. Adelaida advises on a host of compliance and transactional due diligence issues arising out of various government regulations, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the UK Bribery Act. In addition to analyzing corruption risks in corporate transactions, she assists clients in designing and building anti-corruption programs, assesses existing anti-corruption programs and advises on post-acquisition integration of anti-corruption programs. Adelaida’s practice also includes assisting with internal corruption investigations as well as designing and performing compliance audits and risk assessments. Adelaida has experience in handling compliance and diligence matters in Mexico, Central America, South America, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, and South Africa. Her practice spans a wide variety of industries, including: telecommunications, retail, construction, healthcare/pharmaceuticals, energy, financial banking, aerospace, automobile, agriculture and hospitality.

Expertise

Erfahrung

  • Advised client on the appropriate scope of due diligence on an acquisition target and timing to incorporate target into existing anti-corruption compliance program.
  • Advised client on the extent to which the client should apply its existing anti-corruption compliance program in a variety of business combinations.
  • Conducted anti-corruption due diligence, including phone interviews with key managers, in connection with a proposed acquisition of a multinational telecommunications company with a presence in Spain, Mexico, Central America and South America.
  • Conducted anti-corruption due diligence, including in person interviews with executives and managers, in connection with the acquisition of an agriculture business in Guatemala.
  • Conducted anti-corruption due diligence in connection with a proposed acquisition of a retail company in Mexico.
  • Designed and helped implement global anti-corruption compliance program, including drafting policies, procedures and guidance documents, and conducting training for a Fortune 50 company with operations in over 35 countries across Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
  • Drafted anti-corruption policies and procedures in Spanish for clients in various industries, including telecommunications, automobile and financial banking, with operations in Mexico, Central America and South America.
  • Reviewed and enhanced anticorruption compliance program for a multinational telecom equipment and services company.
  • Advised international finance department regarding revisions to anti-corruption related financial controls.
  • Provided day-to-day advice to a leading operator of communication towers in South America and a construction company in Central America on the implementation of its anti-corruption program.
  • Advised internal audit on the design, execution and reporting of anti-corruption program audits in multiple countries.
  • Conducted risk assessment and program assessment of a newly acquired entity with operations in over twenty countries in the Caribbean and Central America.
  • Advised anti-corruption compliance team on the design and execution of global risk assessment, participated in risk assessment interviews and assisted with internal reporting of results.
  • Conducted in-country compliance program enhancements for U.S. companies’ subsidiaries in Africa, Argentina, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Chile, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama and the United Kingdom.
  • Conducted internal corporate fraud investigations and fraud assessments in various jurisdictions and countries, including Mexico, Guatemala and Puerto Rico.
  • Assisted telecommunications client in an international investigation involving potential violations of the FCPA.
  • Assisted various clients in the medical device, pharmaceutical and health care industries in internal investigations involving potential violations of the FCPA.
  • Trained clients’ employees, from new hires to senior management executives, on global anti-corruption compliance policies and procedures.
  • Trained anti-corruption compliance and finance employees on corruption risks and the client’s anti-corruption compliance program in a number of countries in Spanish, including Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica and Mexico.
  • Developed company-wide compliance training materials and provided FCPA training in English and Spanish for key company employees in Panama, Colombia and the Caribbean for a multinational telecom equipment and services company.
  • Provided advice to a retailer client on scope of FCPA due diligence and related anti-corruption controls.
  • Advised and provided multiple trainings to clients on how to identify and mitigate red flags discovered when conducting due diligence on third parties.

Anerkennung durch den Markt

  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow, 2019
  • Team Member, Corporate Board Member magazine and FTI Consulting Inc., one of "America’s Best Corporate Law Firms," 13th Annual Legal Industry Study, 2013
  • Member, Hispanic National Bar Association
  • Member, International Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, U.S.-Mexico Bar Association
  • Member, Houston Bar Association
  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Big Sister, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
  • AVANCE Vision 2015 Task Force

Ausbildung

Akademische Ausbildung
  • J.D., The University of Texas School of Law, 2008
    • Studied for a semester at the Law School of Universidad Panamericana Campus Guadalajara, Mexico
  • B.A., Political Science and Business Economics, Brown University, 2005
    • Award, The Bernard Roy Pollack Memorial Prize for outstanding personal and professional character
Zulassung
  • Texas
Sprache
  • Adelaida is a native Spanish speaker.