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Ligia Markman
Ligia M. Markman
Associate
Washington +1 202 662 5068 lmarkman@cov.com Download V-card

Ligia Markman represents corporations and individuals in investigations and regulatory enforcement proceedings by the Department of Justice and other federal and state enforcement agencies, as well as related civil litigation. Her work includes representation of major companies in the healthcare and food industries, as well as other diversified entities. She has broad experience handling False Claims Act investigations and litigation. Ms. Markman is also a native Spanish speaker and has handled anti-corruption, bribery, and compliance-related matters for clients with operations in Latin America.

  • Regularly represents major pharmaceutical and medical device companies in DOJ and State Attorney General investigations regarding cGMP issues, off-label promotion, kickbacks, state consumer protection/unlawful trade practices investigations, and related FCA matters.
  • Provided anti-corruption risk assessment and compliance advice relating to a multinational company's operations in Mexico.
  • Developed and delivered FCPA training program in Spanish and English.
  • Counsel to a major diversified healthcare company in congressional hearings and government investigations into OTC product recalls.
  • Counsel to a pharmaceutical company in a DOJ investigation relating to alleged off-label promotion and kickbacks.   
  • Counsel to various major companies and financial institutions in connection with internal investigations and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigations.
  • Counsel to a multinational company in mass tort lawsuits brought by Colombian nationals under the Alien Tort Statute.
  • Counsel to major diversified companies in False Claims Act cases.
  • Counsel to individual in connection with criminal fraud investigation by DOJ.

Pro Bono

  • Successfully represented of Iraqi refugee seeking asylum in the United States.
  • Successfully represented client in employment discrimination suit.
  • Successfully represented client in obtaining Social Security disability benefits.
  • Trial attorney for client in first degree attempted murder trial.
  • Washington DC Super Lawyers, Criminal Defense: White Collar "Rising Star" (2014-2016)