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Phoebe Yu
Associate
Washington +1 202 662 5939 pyu@cov.com Download V-card

Phoebe Yu's practice focuses on white collar criminal defense, internal corporate investigations, and anti-corruption compliance. She advises clients on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) and other bribery-related risk assessments and enforcement matters. She has experience representing major companies in multi-jurisdictional civil and criminal investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Ms. Yu was an investment banker in New York specializing in mergers and acquisitions.

  • Represent a pharmaceutical company in a DOJ and SEC investigation concerning alleged violations of the FCPA.
  • Perform anti-corruption risk assessments for companies in a diverse range of industries, including defense, life sciences, consumer products, and financial services.
  • Represent the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of a pharmaceutical company in a federal investigation relating to alleged violations of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.
  • Represent a not-for-profit corporation involved in recent high-profile congressional investigations.
  • Represent technology companies in investigations of export controls and sanctions, and assist with submissions to the Treasury Department.
  • Conducted internal investigation for a multinational consumer products company concerning alleged accounting irregularities.
  • Conducted internal investigation for a financial services company regarding allegations of foreign bribery.

Pro Bono

  • Represent deaf and hard-of-hearing prisoners in Michigan in Americans with Disabilities Act and constitutional claims.

Previous Experience

  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Mergers & Acquisitions Analyst
  • U.S. Supreme Court, Office of the Counselor to Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Judicial Intern