Alauna J. Vallot is a staff attorney in Mayer Brown's Washington office and a member of the Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice. She focuses her practice on advising corporate clients on issues related to electronic discovery and management in response to governmental inquiries, subpoenas, internal investigations, and large-scale litigation matters, with a primary focus on internal investigations of foreign financial institutions.
Alauna has extensive experience in advising clients and case teams on effective strategies to review and produce corporate records and documents, issues related to preserving attorney-client privilege and data privacy concerns for corporate clients. She has also been involved in several on and offshore internal investigations for corporate clients, including those related to OFAC and FATCA compliance.
Alauna has recently completed a 15-month secondment at HSBC Holdings in London, UK working directly under the Chief of Staff to the Chief Legal Officer of the global bank. During her time in-house at HSBC, she handled quarterly reporting of potential sanctions circumvention attempts pursuant to the HSBC’s deferred prosecution agreement with the DOJ and provided legal advice and oversight during the corporate compliance monitor’s review of HSBC’s global AML and sanctions program. Alauna also drafted the Bank’s quarterly and yearly 13(r) disclosures of business dealings with Iranian and other sanctioned parties, as required by the SEC. Further, she implemented and managed processes around the review and production of highly confidential and price-sensitive information to the corporate compliance monitor and drafted papers on a host of financial crime compliance-related issues.
Prior to joining Mayer Brown, Alauna managed attorney review teams of up to 70 attorneys and was an associate at a Washington-based law firm. Her legal career has been very diverse, as she has been involved in a wide variety of complex litigation and transactional matters.