Palmina M Fava

Palmina M Fava

Partner, Vinson & Elkins LLP
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Palmina M Fava is a partner at Vinson & Elkins LLP’s New York office, who has over 20 years of experience. She represents clients in internal and government investigations, litigation, and corporate governance counselling, with a principal focus on matters involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), international anti-corruption, anti-money laundering and anti-bribery laws, accounting irregularities, bid rigging and unfair trade practices, off-label pharmaceutical marketing, misappropriation of trade secrets, fraud, cybersecurity and data privacy.

Palmina regularly represents companies in matters before the United States Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, other federal and state agencies, and international regulatory bodies. She leads teams in investigations in Latin America, throughout Western and Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Relying on her extensive language skills, she is capable of assisting clients in Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and English.

She also designs and implements comprehensive, practical and user-friendly corporate compliance programmes tailored to a client’s particular risks and growth strategies. She provides employee and third-party training; conducts proactive reviews of a client’s high-risk business areas; structures commercial arrangements to protect against compliance risks; and handles due diligence of agents, joint venture partners, and targets in mergers and acquisitions or other investment transactions.

Palmina’s litigation practice focuses on commercial, business tort, and intellectual property disputes. She has served as lead litigation and trial counsel in matters involving breaches of fiduciary duty, breaches of contract, fraud, negligence, misappropriation of trade secrets and insurance coverage. She has tried and defended cases in federal and state courts, and before arbitration panels, and represented clients in appellate arguments, mediations and negotiations.

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