MARISA WEST represents individuals and corporate clients in white collar criminal matters, internal investigations, congressional hearings, and government enforcement actions. Marisa has handled matters and investigations involving, among other things, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the False Claims Act, accounting fraud, tax fraud, healthcare fraud, and various securities laws and regulations. As a former federal prosecutor, Marisa has extensive trial and investigative experience.
Marisa also provides anti-corruption compliance counseling, including designing and implementing global compliance programs, conducting compliance risk assessments, and advising clients on merger and acquisition transactions.
Marisa has a robust immunities practice and thorough knowledge of the Bretton Woods Agreements Act, International Organizations Immunities Act, and the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act. Marisa represents international organizations, including members of the World Bank Group, in civil litigation matters across the country.
Prior to joining Sidley, Marisa worked as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia. In that role, she prosecuted local and federal crimes in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and the District of Columbia Superior Court, bringing numerous cases to trial, preparing hundreds of witnesses to testify, and leading large investigatory teams.