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Tope specializes in government enforcement & white collar criminal defense, labor and employment and complex litigation. She currently serves as the Deputy Independent Consultant for one of the world’s largest financial institutions. She is responsible for overseeing a team that is reviewing the implementation of improvements to the institution's corporate governance, OFAC sanctions and BSA/AML compliance policies. She frequently advises clients under investigation by the Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission and New York County District Attorney’s Office. Tope routinely conducts global investigations pertaining to US law including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act (FIRREA) and False Claims Act (FCA).

Tope has also represented corporations in various employment related matters including discrimination claims, wage and hour disputes and inquiries from the Department of Labor. She frequently provides clients with guidance on employee manuals, social media issues and compliance training on federal, state and local laws.

In 2016 and 2012, Tope received the firm's Albert E. Arent Pro Bono Award for outstanding contribution to the public interest.

Tope was named an MCCA Rising Star in 2016.

She is an avid college basketball fan and follows the Maryland Terps closely. She also enjoys cooking, volunteering and serving as a mentor to high school and college students. Tope is an Adjunct Lecturer in Law at Columbia University School of Law.

Arent Fox LLP
1675 Broadway
New York, NY 10019

Fellow Year


Areas of Practice

Corporate Governance
Internal Investigations
Labor & Employment Law
White Collar


Law Firm

Leadership Positions

Pro Bono Committee

Law School

Columbia Law School

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