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Adam M. Studner
Associate
Washington +1 202 662 5583 astudner@cov.com Download V-card

Adam M. Studner’s practice focuses on white collar criminal matters, internal corporate investigations, and compliance counseling. He regularly represents clients in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) and corruption-related internal investigations and risk assessments, designs and implements compliance programs, conducts transactional anti-corruption diligence, and responds to and defends against government investigations and prosecutions on behalf of both business entities across industries and individuals. Mr. Studner is an experienced witness interviewer and has been the lead associate on numerous international investigations regarding allegations of corruption.

Anti-Corruption Investigations

  • Counsel to a major pharmaceutical company in a DOJ/SEC investigation concerning alleged violations of the FCPA.
  • Represented a financial services company in a DOJ/SEC investigation involving alleged FCPA violations in Asia.
  • Lead associate in representation of an entertainment company in a SEC and internal investigation involving alleged FCPA violations in Asia.
  • Lead associate in representation of an oil and gas company in an internal investigation regarding alleged FCPA violations following the company’s acquisition by a private equity firm.
  • Lead associate in representation of an energy company in an internal investigation regarding alleged FCPA violations in Canada.
  • Conducted an internal investigation for a social media company.

Anti-Corruption Compliance Counseling

  • Conducted a risk assessment of and designed and implemented an anti-corruption compliance program for a publicly-listed mining company.
  • Designed an anti-corruption compliance policy for an international financial firm and provided ongoing anti-corruption compliance advice.
  • Provided ongoing anti-corruption compliance advice for a publicly-listed social media company.
  • Provided ongoing anti-corruption advice for an energy firm.
  • Provided compliance advice to an oil and gas company following its acquisition by a private equity firm.

Transactional Anti-Corruption Diligence

  • Counseled social media client on anti-corruption matters in the context of a proposed multi-party joint venture and numerous other transactions.
  • Counseled energy client on anti-corruption matters during the formation of an international, multi-party joint venture and numerous other transactions.
  • Performed anti-corruption due diligence on a variety of companies across industries on behalf of a leading private equity firm.
  • Performed anti-corruption diligence on an oil and gas services company on behalf of a private equity firm.

Other Matters

  • Conducted an internal investigation on behalf of a financial institution regarding allegations of manipulation in the treasuries market.
  • Represented a major financial institution in its mortgage-backed securities litigation and related government and internal investigations.
  • Represented a major financial institution in foreign-exchange litigation and related government and internal investigations.
  • Conducted an internal investigation and drafted a related public report regarding allegations of sexual abuse by a university sports coach.

Pro Bono

  • Represented petitioner in a habeas corpus proceeding challenging the representation of prior counsel, which lead to conviction for murder.
  • Represented a veteran in an appeal for veterans benefits.
  • Counseled numerous senior citizen clients seeking access to a New York City program providing for abatement of rent increases for rent controlled and rent stabilized apartments.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Georgetown Law Recent Alumni Advisory Council, Board Member
  • Vanderbilt University Commodore Recruitment Program, Member
  • Vanderbilt University Alumni Reunion Committee, Member

Previous Experience

  • University Mattress LLC, President (2006-2008) and Consultant (2008-2010)