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Addison Thompson
Addison B. Thompson
Associate
Washington +1 202 662 5608 athompson@cov.com Download V-card

Mr. Thompson has counseled clients regarding a range of issues, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the Bank Secrecy Act, anti-money laundering laws, and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations.

Mr. Thompson has developed a deep understanding of government investigations and federal prosecutions while serving as a trial attorney in the Criminal Division of the United States Department of Justice and as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Middle District of Tennessee.  Mr. Thompson also successfully prosecuted a number of jury trials.  He uses this experience to help clients anticipate likely government actions and to develop strategies to quickly and cost effectively manage investigations.

  • Successfully obtained a declination from DOJ following a multi-year FCPA investigation.
  • Representing a global financial institution in connection with government and internal investigations of alleged international money laundering, Bank Secrecy Act violations, and related issues.
  • Leading a global FCPA risk assessment involving forensic accounting analysis and employee interviews in Africa, Asia, Europe, and South America.
  • Representation of clients in a range of internal investigations, including a manufacturing company relating to imports in India, a food and beverage company in connection with a whistleblower complaint in South Korea, and a life sciences company related to alleged bribery in Brazil.
  • Representing former energy company executives in a joint SEC/DOJ FCPA investigation.
  • Representing an individual business owner in a False Claims Act investigation by DOJ/HHS.
  • Representing a leading manufacturer in an investigation relating to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations.

Pro Bono

  • Successful representation of a pro bono client in a post-conviction habeas corpus proceedings.
  • Representing a pro bono client in a 1983 action against a former prison guard.

Previous Experience

  • Trial Attorney, Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Section (2010-2012)
  • Assistant United States Attorney, Middle District of Tennessee (2008-2010)
  • International Rescue Committee, Program Staff, Sudan and Rwanda (2002-2004)
  • Director’s Award, U.S. Department of Justice, Superior Performance by a Litigative Team (2012)
  • Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Director’s Award (2012)
  • Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations, Washington SAC Award (2012)