Lamia Matta practices in the area of litigation and global compliance focusing specifically on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). She has conducted internal investigations in multiple countries on behalf of multinational corporations and has worked on numerous FCPA due diligence reviews in the lead-up to major acquisitions and mergers. Lamia has also represented multinational companies in connection with potential or ongoing Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and/or Department of Justice (DOJ) investigations including matters arising in the United States and around the world.
Lamia has recognized experience in the Middle East and North Africa and has represented both U.S. and non-U.S. clients -- private and public businesses, as well as governments -- in international trade, commercial, and criminal defense matters arising from the transaction of business between the United States and the Arab World. Lamia also has significant experience in international public law issues and has delivered numerous presentations on these matters at international conferences and before international diplomats. Before joining Miller & Chevalier, Lamia worked as a legal adviser in the peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. In that role, she prepared numerous opinions relating to governance and anti-corruption, judicial reforms, land laws, land policy regimes, and elections laws.
Lamia has managed advocacy campaigns for international non-profits, served as a Federal Court law clerk, and worked at a number of human rights organizations.
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