Ellen M. Crisham
ELLEN CRISHAM is an associate in the Litigation practice in the Washington, D.C. office. Her practice involves representing individuals and corporate clients in white collar criminal matters, government enforcement actions and complex commercial litigation, including internal investigations and trial proceedings.
Ms. Crisham has significant experience conducting internal investigations both in the U.S. and abroad and defending clients in law enforcement matters, including matters involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and various securities laws and regulations. She has represented clients in responding to FCPA investigations by both the U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission. In addition to her work on internal and external FCPA investigations, Ms. Crisham has a robust FCPA compliance counseling practice. She counsels clients on designing and implementing global compliance programs; conducts compliance risk assessments; and advises clients on merger and acquisition transactions.
Ms. Crisham has also represented healthcare companies in connection with enforcement matters involving the False Claims Act.
Ms. Crisham earned her law degree, cum laude, from the Northwestern University School of Law, where she was the individual comment editor for the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology. Prior to that, she received her Master’s of Education from the University of Notre Dame. Ms. Crisham earned her B.A. at Stanford University, where she received honors in history.
- “US Franchisors Expanding Abroad Must Consider FCPA Risks,” Law360 (May 2015) (with HL Rogers)
- “In FCPA Compliance, Don't Forget About The Travel Act,” Law360 (May 2013) (with HL Rogers)