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Laura Sidarth
Laura Mellis Sidarth
Washington +1 202 662 5655 lsidarth@cov.com Download V-card

Laura Mellis Sidarth is an associate in the firm’s international, white collar defense and investigations, and litigation practice groups.  Her international practice focuses on the areas of anti-corruption and trade policy, including international intellectual property.  Ms. Sidarth's litigation and white collar practice includes representing policyholders in insurance coverage actions and counseling clients in criminal and civil enforcement matters.

  • Conduct internal FCPA investigations on behalf of multinational companies in the mining, transportation, and oil services industries.
  • Represent senior executive in DOJ investigation into alleged FCPA violations.
  • Assist private equity firm and oil services company with anti-corruption due diligence reviews related to acquisitions.
  • Advise multinational companies and trade association on strategies for protecting intellectual property rights abroad, including under the WTO TRIPS Agreement and other bilateral trade agreements.
  • Represent leading technology company in connection with national security compliance matters.
  • Represent major defense contractor in environmental coverage litigation involving multiple manufacturing sites.
  • Represent pharmaceutical company in connection with DOJ criminal and civil investigations.

Pro Bono

  • Represent non-profit organization in federal court proceeding to recover escrow funds.
  • Advise non-profit international organization on matters involving customary international law and land reform programs.
  • Washington DC Super Lawyers, Criminal Defense: White Collar "Rising Star" (2016)