ALEXA POLETTO represents individual and corporate clients in connection with internal investigations, regulatory enforcement actions, and prosecutions conducted by various government agencies, including the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the New York Department of Financial Services. Alexa’s representations include banks, multinational corporations, sovereign wealth funds, and asset management firms. Alexa has particular experience in counseling companies and financial institutions on the design and implementation of corporate compliance programs. She regularly advises clients on economic sanctions, money laundering, and a range of FCPA and anti-corruption compliance issues, including due diligence of business partners in international business transactions. In this regard, she conducts risk assessments and advises companies including private equity firms on FCPA and anti-corruption issues in mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures. Alexa has experience representing clients in a range of complex civil and criminal litigation.
Prior to joining Sidley, Alexa served as an attorney adviser for the DOJ through the agency’s Honors Program. Alexa earned her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center, where she was a notes editor for the Georgetown Immigration Law Journal. Prior to law school, she received her B.A. from the College of William and Mary, and was a Fulbright Scholar in Damascus, Syria.