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Ashley Sprague
Ashley M. Sprague
Associate
Washington +1 202 662 5604 asprague@cov.com Download V-card

Ashley Sprague advises clients on compliance issues that arise under anti-corruption laws, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”). Ms. Sprague also represents corporations and individuals in cross-border investigations and enforcement proceedings. Having spent more than a decade living in Venezuela, and as a fluent Spanish speaker, Ms. Sprague is particularly well-equipped to support the needs of clients with operations in Latin America and in other Spanish-speaking countries.

Anti-Corruption Compliance

  • Performed risk-assessments and recommended compliance program enhancements for multinational companies in the pharmaceutical, manufacturing, and beverage industries.
  • Advised pharmaceutical and medical device companies on third party due diligence and related risk mitigation in Latin America, Europe, and China.
  • Developed and delivered training programs in Spanish and English tailored to a multinational manufacturing company’s operations in Venezuela, Colombia, India, and South Africa.
  • Developed tailored anti-corruption compliance program for global media entity.

Cross-Border Investigations

  • Conducting internal investigations for multinational corporations related to anti-corruption issues.
  • Representing Fortune 500 company in DOJ and State Department investigations into possible violations of the Internal Traffic in Arms Regulations.
  • Advising multinational company on criminal investigation in Latin America.
  • Represented Colombian national in U.S. enforcement proceeding.

Pro Bono

  • Represented foreign nationals in litigation involving claims of human trafficking, discrimination, fraudulent misrepresentation, and breach of contract.