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DLA Piper

Program Year

Fellow: 2019

Areas of Practice

  • Compliance > AML Compliance
  • Compliance > FCPA
  • Compliance > Federal Sentencing Guidelines
  • Compliance > Internal Controls, Policies, Processes & Programs
  • Compliance > Investigations
  • Compliance > Third Party Due Diligence
  • Government & Regulatory > Anti-Corruption
  • International Law & Trade > Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)
  • Litigation > Arbitration/Mediation
  • Litigation > White Collar Defense
  • White Collar Defense > False Claims Act
  • White Collar Defense > Healthcare Fraud and Abuse

Leadership Positions

Naana Frimpong is a partner in the firm's Litigation and Regulatory practice. She is a former federal prosecutor and seasoned trial lawyer with extensive experience defending individuals and companies in high-profile civil and criminal matters brought by a wide variety of regulators in the US and in foreign countries. Her practice includes white-collar criminal defense; internal corporate investigations and government enforcement actions, including violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act; compliance consulting; international arbitration; and international disputes. From 2011 to 2015, Naana served as an Assistant US Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois. During her tenure as a federal prosecutor, she served as lead counsel on dozens of felony investigations and prosecutions, including transnational narcotics trafficking and money laundering offenses, various financial fraud and bank fraud schemes, child exploitation crimes, firearm offenses, threats to public officials, mortgage and computer fraud, and identity theft. She presented and obtained indictments on dozens of cases before a federal grand jury and appeared in federal court for numerous legal and evidentiary hearings. She also successfully tried several financial fraud jury and bench trials to verdict and briefed and argued appeals before the US Courts of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Naana was a law clerk for the Honorable Marilyn Hall Patel of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. She received her undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from Amherst College and her law degree from Yale Law School. She also received an LLM in international criminal law and justice jointly offered by the University of Torino and the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute.

Law School

Yale Law School