Mayer Brown, a leading global law firm, announced today that Audrey Harris has joined the firm in Washington DC as a partner in its White Collar Defense & Compliance group. Previously, she was a partner at Kirkland & Ellis. She is joined by former Kirkland & Ellis associate Matthew Alexander.

Ms. Harris’ practice focuses on the counseling and defense of corporations and individuals in a variety of enforcement matters and regularly appearing before enforcement authorities. Her areas of experience include SEC enforcement actions, false claim/statements, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and other fraud investigations, as well as anti-terrorism and money-laundering defense. She has extensive experience in designing, executing and presenting internal investigations before multinational corporations, US Department of Justice (DOJ), Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) and Department of Defense representatives.

“Audrey’s extensive experience handling white collar criminal matters on behalf of individuals and multinational companies will further bolster our already strong capabilities to service clients in this vast arena, and we are pleased to welcome her to the firm,” said Daniel Masur, partner-in-charge of Mayer Brown’s Washington DC office.

Ms. Harris is the most recent addition this year to the firm’s White Collar Defense & Compliance group. In March, Laurence Urgenson, former Kirkland partner and DOJ official, also joined Mayer Brown’s DC office.

“Audrey’s high level of achievement in the FCPA and internal investigations space fits perfectly into our strategic expansion of the global white collar practice,” said Kelly Kramer, a co-leader of the firm’s White Collar Defense & Compliance group.

“I am excited to join Mayer Brown’s established and growing global FCPA practice and once again work alongside Larry,” said Ms. Harris. “Both the SEC and DOJ remain incredibly focused on the FCPA and I look forward to counseling the firm’s multinational clients on compliance and regulatory matters.”

Ms. Harris writes frequently on white collar defense, FCPA and anti-bribery issues. She earned a JD, magna cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center, an MA from Miami University and a BA, summa cum laude, from the University of Central Florida.