Alexander Paykin, Esq.

We are a general litigation practice, focusing on the everyday needs of New York residents and small business owners.  While we would like to be able to assist you with all of your legal matters, we will only take on what we know.  However, if we are not able to represent you with the utmost confidence, we will help you find the correct attorney for your needs, and will charge you nothing for the search.

Real Estate Practice:

Real estate refers to any property consisting of the land and the buildings on it, along with its natural resources, such as rivers, trees, crop fields, etc.  Whether you are buying, selling, renting, or refinancing your house, our experienced legal team will strongly advocate for you at each and every step of the process.  Our attorneys will defend you against foreclosures, acquire loan modifications, negotiate short sales, challenge zoning, town and county

 

Vincent A. Cavallo

Vincent A. Cavallo, Esq. received his Juris Doctor from Saint John’s School of Law in 1983 and was admitted to the New York Bar in 1984. He worked as a solo practitioner from 1984-1988 and Vincent Cavallo along with his brother Orlando Cavallo are the founding partners of Cavallo & Cavallo. Vincent A. Cavallo has been representing the interests of clients for over 33 years. He has concentrated his practice primarily in the areas of real estate transactions, with specific emphasis on representing buyers, sellers, and banks in residential and commercial purchases, sales, and refinance transactions. Mr. Cavallo’s experience representing all major financial institutions gives him a unique ability to understand and efficiently expedite real estate transactions for the benefit of his clients. Bronx attorney Vincent A. Cavallo graduated with honors from Saint John’s University in 1973, with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. In 1983, Vincent graduated from Saint John’s School of Law on the Dean’s list in the top 10% of his class earning a Juris Doctor Degree. He is presently a member of the New Rochelle Bar Association and is a court appointed Referee, Arbitrator, and Real Estate Broker.

Real Estate Expertise

At Cavallo & Cavallo Attorneys, you will find Bronx & New Rochelle real estate attorneys with over 33 years of legal experience focused in the area of real estate transactions. We represent buyers, sellers and lenders in the purchase and sale of homes, condominiums and co-operative apartments, as well as residential and commercial leases, and sales and purchases of businesses. With offices in the Bronx and New Rochelle, our real estate lawyers handle deed transfers throughout New York City and Westchester County. We also provide representation at mortgage closings for purchase and refinance transactions, and lender loans for all major banks.

Cavallo & Cavallo Attorneys

Cavallo & Cavallo Attorneys was established in 1989 by brothers Vincent Cavallo and Orlando Cavallo, Bronx natives dedicated to providing high-quality legal services in the areas of real estate law, estate planning, Medicaid and personal injury to the people of the Five Boroughs of New York City and all of Lower Westchester County. The two brothers together share over 50 years of experience in the practice of Law in New York.

 

Norman W. Bernstein

Norman W. Bernstein has advised on a wide range of regulatory matters under U.S. environmental laws and argued numerous envionmental cases in federal appellate and district courts. He has assisted venture capital firms in establishing legal structures to minimize the risks of financing environmentally sensitive deals, advised on environmental disclosure issues and acquisition structuring, extracted a large pigment manufacturing plant from enforcement proceedings, made presentations on behalf of a client before OSHA and the National Toxicology Program regarding the alleged risks posed by silica and on the alleged carcinogenicity of rock wool and slag wool. He has filed comments with EPA on a wide range of rule makings and has negotiated successful settlements in Clean Air Act enforcement cases. He is also a Trustee at two Superfund sites; one is on EPA’s National Priority List. Mr. Bernstein was one of the lead speakers at the 4th Annual Carbon Trading Summit in New York in January 2010. For more details as to some of Mr. Bernstein’s experience and background, please see below.

Superfund and Environmental Litigation 

Mr. Bernstein has played a lead role in Superfund matters since the inception of the program in the early 1980s. In 1983, he led the Enviro-Chem site removal action settlement with EPA–the first large multiparty Superfund settlement with the Agency after the scandals that forced the Administrator from office. In 1984 and 1985, he led the first small generator cash-out anywhere in the country at the Chem-Dyne and Conservation Chemical sites. In 1986-88 he led the defense of the New York landfills litigation and achieved a favorable settlement for his client and several other defendants – the first major landfills settlement in the country. He argued United States v. Alcan Aluminum Corp., 964 F.2d 252 (3d Cir. 1992), the first case ever lost by the U.S. Department of Justice at the federal appellate level on the issue of Superfund joint and several liability. Later that year he also filed the main industry amicus brief in the Second Circuit on Superfund divisibility. During the 1990s, among other things, he successfully represented a coalition of companies in their cost recovery action against more than twenty major utilities that had received a free ride from EPA at a large West Virginia PCB site. Within eleven months after Mr. Bernstein filed suit against the utilities, all but one had settled and the remaining defendant settled on the eve of trial. Mr. Bernstein is currently a Trustee at the Enviro-Chem site Superfund site and at the Third Site, both in Zionsville, Indiana, and the Duane Marine site in Perth Amboy, N.J. The Enviro-Chem site is on EPA’s National Priority list.

With respect to toxic tort defense, Mr. Bernstein obtained summary judgment for a primary third-party defendant in a major lead inhalation case and obtained a dismissal of a second toxic tort (environmental exposure) case. On the appellate level, Mr. Bernstein has briefed and argued cases in the United States Courts of Appeal for the First Circuit (Boston), Second Circuit (New York), Third Circuit (Philadelphia), Seventh Circuit (Chicago), Eleventh Circuit (Atlanta), and the D.C. Circuit (Washington, D.C.).

Clean Air, Clean Water, Hazardous Waste and Fiber Cases 

Mr. Bernstein argued the electroplating pretreatment cases under the Clean Water Act in the Third Circuit, successfully defended a company from a threatened Clean Water Act citizens’ suit based on a claim asserted by a national environmental organization, and also settled on favorable terms other claims for significant discharges allegedly prohibited under the Clean Water Act. He filed extensive comments on EPA’s proposed Metal Parts and Machinery (MP&M) effluent guidelines challenging their applicability to companies already regulated under the Metal Finishing Guidelines. Additional comments were also filed with EPA on similar aspects of the pre-treatment program under the Clean Water Act.

With respect to the Clean Air Act, Mr. Bernstein has negotiated Consent Decrees on favorable terms related to emissions from coal fired boilers and major steel making facilities. He participated in negotiations and filed comments with EPA related to the proposed Compliance Assurance Monitoring (CAM) rule under the Clean Air Act. One of the nation’s largest independent steel manufacturers incorporated (in its comments to EPA) a critical analysis prepared by Mr. Bernstein of the epidemiological data used by EPA in its proposed particulate matter 2.5 micron standard (the PM2.5 rulemaking). Mr. Bernstein has also participated in a wide range of other rulemakings under RCRA, the Clean Water Act and Clean Air Act.

Mr. Bernstein has briefed and made extensive administrative presentations to OSHA and the National Toxicology Program critically analyzing epidemiological and other test data related to the permissible exposure levels for silica and the alleged carcinogenicity of rock and slag wool and their dissimilarity to asbestos. He developed the administrative record challenging whether cutting wallboard posed a carcinogen risk and then used the record to successfully litigate against OSHA ending its proposal to mandate carcinogen warning labels on wallboard, joint compound and other silica containing construction products.

Counseling and Brownfield Development

Mr. Bernstein has provided counseling on a range of business activities involving potential environmental risks. Including with respect to Brownfield redevelopment. For example, he developed structural mechanisms that venture capital firms can use to control investors’ environmental risks – thereby facilitating investment in environmentally sensitive businesses. He has also provided counseling on the structuring of business acquisitions so as to control the environmental risks assumed. He has helped a major manufacturer establish the company’s internal management and compliance systems to minimize risks under governmental enforcement policies and to facilitate migration toward IS0 14000 compliance. More recently, Mr. Bernstein successfully extracted a large pigment manufacturing plant on Staten Island from NYDEC enforcement proceedings and obtained NYDEC approval for the site to be redeveloped under New York’s Voluntary Cleanup Plan.

Professional Affiliations and Education

Mr. Bernstein is a past Chairman of the Committee on Litigation Management and Economics of the American Bar Association (Litigation Section) and is the author of numerous articles and presentations on Superfund, including Superfund Reform Needs Drastic Simplification which is published in the January 1995 issue of The Environmental Law Reporter. He has taught torts at Wayne State University Law School and has been a guest lecturer on hazardous waste matters at Yale Law School and the University of Michigan School of Public Health. He is a member of the bars of New York and Michigan and of the bars of the United States Courts of Appeal for the First Circuit (Boston), Second Circuit (New York), Third Circuit (Philadelphia), Seventh Circuit (Chicago), Eleventh Circuit (Atlanta), and the D.C. Circuit (Washington, D.C.). He is also a member of the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Mr. Bernstein is a cum laude graduate of the Columbia University School of Law (1964) where he was a member of the Board of Editors of the Columbia Law Review. Between college and law school, he served as an Ensign and Lieutenant j.g. aboard the destroyer USS Ault (DD 698). 

Areas of Practice

  • Administrative Law
  • Contracts
  • Environmental Law
  • Government Agencies & Programs
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Natural Resources Law
  • Toxic Torts

Bar Admissions 

  • New York, 1964
  • Michigan, 1983
  • U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit, 1997
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 1971
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1966
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1983
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1989
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1997

Education 

  • Columbia Law School, New York, New York

-J.D.

  • Columbia Law School, New York, New York

-LL.B.  cum laude – 196

-Law Review: Columbia Law Review, Member, Board of Editors, 1963 – 1964

  • Columbia College, New York, New York

-B.A. – 1959

-Major: History/Government

Published Works 

  • “The Enviro-Chem Settlement; Superfund Problem Solving”, Environmental Law Reporter, December, 1983
  • “To Clean Up Landfills, The Leader Should Be Municipalities Using Economic Incentives to Settle”, Environmental Law Reporter, January, 1989
  • “Superfund Reform Needs Drastic Simplification”, Environmental Law Reporter, January, 1995

Representative Cases 

  • In re the Revenue Properties Litigation Cases, 451 F.2d 310 (1st Circuit 1971)
  • Natural Resources Defense Council v. U.S.E.P.A., 683 F.2d 752 (3rd Circuit 1982)
  • National Association of Metal Finishers v. E.P.A., 719 F.2d 624 (3rd Circuit 1983)
  • General Motors Corp. v. U.S.E.P.A., 738 F.2d 97 (3rd Circuit 1984)
  • City of New York v. Exxon Corp., 633 F.Supp. 609 (S.D.N.Y. 1986)
  • State of N.J. Dept. of Environmental Protection v. Gloucester Environmental Management Services, Inc., 719 F.Supp. 325 (D.N.J. 1989)
  • U.S. v. Kramer, 757 F.Supp. 397 (D.N.J. 1991)
  • United States v. Alcan Aluminum Corp., et al 964 F.2d 252 (3rd Circuit 1992)
  • American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations v. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 965 F.2d 962 (11th Circuit 1992)
  • U.S. v. Alcan Aluminum Corp., 990 F.2d 711 (2nd Circuit 1993)
  • DMJ Associates, LLC v. Capasso, 228 F.Supp.2d 223 (E.D.N.Y. 2002)
  • Honeywell International, Inc. v. E.P.A., 372 F.3d 441 (D.C. Cir. 2004)
  • Bernstein v. Bankert, , 702 F. 3d 964 (7th Circuit 2012)
  • Bernstein v. Bankert, 733 F.3d 190 (7th Circuit 2013)

Classes/Seminars 

  • Adjunct Professor, Wayne State University Law School, Torts, 1987
  • Guest Lecturer on Hazardous Waste Site Matters, Yale Law School, 1985
  • Guest Lecturer on Hazardous Waste Site Matters, University of Michigan School of Public Health, 1986
  • Faculty Member, The Practicing Law Institute’s 1988 Conference on Hazardous Waste Litigation

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Michigan, Member
  • New York State Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Columbia Club of Michigan, President, 1980 – 1983
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Past Chairman, Committee on Litigation Management and Economic

Past Employment Positions

  • New York Landfills Litigation Settlement Group, Coordinator, 1987 – 1988
  • Ford Motor Company, Associate Counsel, 1979 – 1988

 

Leslie M. Apple

Les Apple has been a partner at Whiteman Osterman & Hanna since joining the Firm in 1995 and is co-chair of the Firm’s Corporate and Business Practice Group. Mr. Apple primarily concentrates his practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, investment advisor and broker-dealer compliance, and banking and finance, including de novo bank formation. He also regularly engages as strategy counsel to financial institutions and as lead counsel on project financings. Mr. Apple’s clients include and have included public and private companies, registered investment advisors, broker-dealers, banks and investment funds.

Representative Accomplishments

  • Lead counsel on the sale of a 1,100-employee company to a private equity fund.
  • Lead counsel on a $60 million management buyout of a 175-employee division of a multinational company.
  • Lead counsel to a North American manufacturer in connection with a series of acquisitions totaling $200 million and involving more than 1200 employees.
  • Lead counsel on de novo bank formations.
  • Lead counsel to an U.S. – Austrian joint venture in the sale of the constituent companies.
  • Lead counsel on going-private transactions.
  • Special counsel on bank merger and acquisition transactions.
  • Strategy counsel on hostile takeovers and takeover defense.
  • General corporate counsel to a number of privately owned businesses on banking and business strategy matters.
  • Special counsel to Boards of Directors on governance matters.
  • Lead counsel on an $100 million bank and partnership fraud investigation and litigation proceedings

Affiliations

Mr. Apple is a member of the American Bar Association’s Business, Banking and Taxation Sections. He is also a member of the New York State Bar Association’s Business Law and Taxation Sections and a member of the Albany County Bar Association. Mr. Apple was named Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” in the practice area of Corporate Law and selected to Super Lawyers® Top Rated Mergers & Acquisitions Attorney.

 

Charles H. Camp

Charles H. Camp is an international lawyer representing foreign and domestic clients in international litigation, arbitration, negotiation and international debt recovery. Mr. Camp began practicing law after being admitted by the Louisiana State Bar in 1982. He practiced for large law firms for 20 years until he decided he could provide more effective, personalized representation as an international attorney with his own private law firm.  

In 2001, Mr. Camp opened the Law Offices of Charles H. Camp, P.C. to focus exclusively on international dispute resolution, including litigation and arbitration, and international asset location and debt collection. From his convenient office location at the Watergate 600 Office Building in Washington, D.C., international arbitration attorney Camp is ideally situated to provide an exceptional level of service to clients worldwide

Practice areas:

  • International dispute resolution
  • International debt recovery
  • International negotiation
  • Domestic debt collection for international clients
  • International litigation
  • International arbitration

International Arbitration, Litigation and Debt Recovery Firm

Providing international solutions from Washington, D.C.

Mr. Camp’s firm focuses exclusively on the complex and highly specialized area of international dispute resolution, including litigation and international arbitration practice, and international debt recovery. Utilizing his extensive legal experience, Mr. Camp provides extraordinary service and value to select domestic and international clients that include sovereigns, financial institutions, major companies and individuals.

Representing clients around the world

Since opening his international law firm, Mr. Camp has put his unique skill set to work to collect significant sums owed to foreign and domestic clients by major companies and wealthy individuals worldwide, including several members of a Middle Eastern ruling family. Mr. Camp has collected significant sums from debtors based in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Netherlands Antilles and the United States. He’s earned the loyalty of international and domestic clients who depend on his skill, creative problem-solving techniques and unique ability to track down and collect hidden assets. For one such client, a Kuwaiti bank, Mr. Camp obtained a judgment in New York against the Central Bank of Iraq. The same client turned again to Mr. Camp to collect $85 million in hidden assets from another Kuwaiti bank, which Mr. Camp was able to track down in a secret branch in the Bahamas and freeze for the benefit of his client.

The best information wins

Mr. Camp founded his firm on his belief that whoever has the best information wins. Mr. Camp is dedicated to obtaining the best information by utilizing a network of contacts, including former U.S. and foreign intelligence officers, to discover avenues of debt recovery and deeply hidden assets. Combining his investigative resources with a creative, out-of-the-box problem-solving approach to cases, Mr. Camp recovers debts where others have failed. In a notable case, Mr. Camp obtained a court order requiring the People’s Republic of China to appear before the court for a judgment debtor examination and produce documents pertaining to all its commercial assets in the United States — a rare accomplishment in the international debt recovery process.

Achieving significant results for clients all over the world

As a resourceful, efficient and effective international attorney, Mr. Camp is able to offer services at a cost that is directly linked to their value.

 

Jed Stone

Jed Stone is one of the nation’s leading criminal defense lawyers. He is known for vigorous, thorough and intelligent representation on behalf of his clients. Listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, Jed has also been distinguished as one of Illinois’ leading criminal defense lawyers. To be so honored, attorneys must receive multiple recommendations from their peers in a statewide survey conducted by the American Research Corporation. Thousands of Illinois lawyers were asked, “To whom would you refer criminal matters if a friend or family member were in need of representation?” Jed Stone is one of these peer-selected lawyers.

His other accomplishments and activities include:

  • Fellow, American Board of Criminal Lawyers
  • Recognition in Who’s Who in American Law
  • Speaking before the Congressional Black Caucus on race and justice issues
  • Selected by his peers as a Leading Illinois Lawyer in Criminal Appellate Advocacy
  • Writing “Preserving The Record” Defending Illinois Criminal Cases; “A Lawyer’s Reflection On Death” The Chicago Bar Record, Chicago Bar Association, October 1992; and the revised Illinois Criminal Defense Motions, 1995
  • Serving as a faculty member of the National College of Criminal Defense at Mercer Law School, Macon, Georgia
  • Teaching at the New York State Defender Institute
  • Teaching as an adjunct professor of law at Northwestern University
  • Lecturer, Department of Politics, Lake Forest College

 

Mr. Brian D. O’Keefe

Brian is a founding shareholder of Lippitt O’Keefe Gornbein, PLLC. He supervises the firm’s transactional, real estate, business, and personal planning departments. Brian represents local, regional, and national entities in general business and corporate matters, including formations, financings, mergers and acquisitions, dispositions, dissolutions and reorganizations. He represents lenders, borrowers, and developers in sophisticated real estate transactions. In addition, he represents individuals and entities in business, asset protection and personal planning matters.

Brian is also actively involved in the area of venture capital financing where, among other things, he represents both private and public funding sources and individuals and entities receiving angel and venture capital. Recently, Brian was a leading advocate for the Retirees and their Associations in the City of Detroit bankruptcy proceedings.

Finally, Brian is outside general counsel to Realcomp II, Ltd; the largest real estate multi-listing service in the State of Michigan. Over the course of his career, Brian has been legal counsel in transactions with a cumulative value in excess of $1 billion.

Brian received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Michigan State University in June 1981, graduating cum laude. He then attended Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., where he achieved the degree of Juris Doctor in May 1986.

Brian’s professional memberships include the State Bar of Michigan, the Oakland County Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. Brian sits on the Board of Directors of the Manresa Retreat House and has previously served on the Board of the Young Entrepreneurs Organization of Michigan. Brian has been given the highest ranking of AV Preeminent® by the Martindale Hubbell® Law Directory and is recognized by Super Lawyers®, Crain’s and dBusiness in the area of corporate law.

Primary Areas of Expertise

·    Business and Corporate Law

·    Commercial Transactions

·    Mergers, Acquisitions, and Divestitures

·    Venture Capital

·    Workouts and Reorganizations

·    Real Estate Law

·    Acquisition, Development, and Disposition of Real Estate

·    Commercial Real Estate Investment

·    Business Succession and Family Entity Formation

·    Estate, Financial, and Asset Protection and Planning

·    Commercial and Business Litigation

·    Representation for Creditors in Chapter 7, 9 and 11 Proceedings 

Bar Admissions

·    Michigan

·    U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

·    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Education & Academic Honors

·    Michigan State University, B.A., 1981, cum laude

·    Exceptional Contribution Award, American Marketing Association

·    Member, Golden Key International Honor Society

·    Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, J.D., 1986

·    Business Manager, The Judicial Notice

·    Member, Communication Law Institute Association

Honors

·    AV Preeminent® Rating by Martindale Hubbell®

·    Michigan Super Lawyers®, 2014, 2015, 2016

·    Crain’s Detroit Business Michigan Top Attorneys, 2014

·    dBusiness Top Lawyers, 2015 

Memberships & Appointments

·    State Bar of Michigan (Real Property Law, Business Law, and Taxation Sections)

·    Oakland County Bar Association

·    American Bar Association (Business Law, Real Estate, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Sections)

·    Member, Board of Directors, Young Entrepreneurs Organization, 1997-2001

·    Member, Board of Directors, World Entrepreneurs Organization, 2001-2003

·    Member, Board of Directors, The Manresa Retreat House, 2000-Present

·    Member, Association of Food and Petroleum Dealers

·    Member, Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce

·    Member, Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce

Published Works & Presentations

·    Lecturer, National Business Institute

 

James B. Rosenblum

James Rosenblum is the founding partner of Rosenblum Newfield, LLC. The firm provides senior level, relationship-based civil and administrative litigation services for a broad array of individuals, service providers, and corporations.

Many clients include health care providers across the spectrum, i.e., physicians, hospitals, nursing homes, home health care agencies. Litigated matters have included most major medical specialties, including obstetrics, anesthesia, neurosurgery, general surgery, thoracic surgery, head and neck surgery, primary care, cardiology, pathology and geriatrics.

Other issues handled by the firm include extra-contractual liability against insurers (so-called bad faith actions), self-insurance trusts, contractual litigation (sales contracts, uniform commercial code, product defects), and general liability matters.

Mr. Rosenblum, formerly a Partner at the New York City headquarters of a large, multi-location law firm, has won high profile trials in New York and Connecticut. He has authored numerous published articles and given many presentations to legal, medical and business groups. He is a Fellow of the American Bar Association, a member of the Litigation Counsel of America, and a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine. He has been included in Connecticut and New England directory of “Super Lawyers©” for years and has an AV Martindale-Hubbell rating.

All clients – big and small – receive prompt, thoughtful and personalized attention from senior partners. We are happy to provide references from clients – throughout the United States – with whom we have worked.

Founded in 1992, Rosenblum Newfield, LLC has offices in New York and Connecticut. Members of the firm and Associates are admitted in New York and Connecticut, The firm works with firms in other States where matters are pending. The firm has state of the art technology including electronic billing in multiple formats and high level cyber-protection policies and resources.

 

Brooke Rodgers

Brooke Rodgers is a founding member, majority owner, and Managing Partner of Steinman & Rodgers. With nearly a decade of experience, Ms. Rodgers is recognized as a leading expert on the FCPA and anti-corruption matters in the defense and aerospace industry. Clients seek her guidance to develop and implement effective compliance strategies in challenging jurisdictions and circumstances.

Ms. Rodgers guides her clients through the delicate balance of legal requirements and business needs. She offers comprehensive, customized solutions to address risks by coordinating directly with clients’ legal teams, audit committees, boards of directors, executives, and other business stakeholders.

She has extensive experience designing, implementing, and testing compliance programs in organizations of all sizes. Ms. Rodgers regularly assists with the establishment, maintenance, and upgrade of clients’ due diligence policies and procedures. She works extensively with our local counsel network on foreign legal issues and developing strategies to overcome the cultural challenges inherent in transnational operations. Ms. Rodgers regularly conducts anti-corruption training for marketing personnel and overseas intermediaries.

She has worked on secondment in several multinational corporations. This, as well as regular contact with both in-house counsel and business personnel, provides her with a unique perspective on compliance matters. She has eased clients through cumbersome adjustments in established procedures, developed staged implementation plans for resource sensitive compliance programs, and performed expedited reviews of relationships inherited in public acquisitions.

In addition to her anti-corruption work, Ms. Rodgers writes contracts with intermediaries that account for foreign legal issues, designs lawful compensation structures in restrictive jurisdictions, settles disputes with intermediaries, and negotiates settlements with former contracting partners. Ms. Rodgers also has experience conducting internal reviews and investigations and settling voluntary disclosures.

  • Best Female Anti-Corruption Lawyer, Corp America Large Cap Awards, 2016
  • Regulatory Lawyer of the Year, Acquisition Finance Magazine Law Awards, 2016
  • Regulatory Lawyer of the Year, Acquisition Finance Magazine Global Awards 2015 and 2016
  • Highly Commended for Best Regulatory Lawyer of the Year, Women in Compliance Awards, 2015, London, UK
  • Named “Female Powerbroker” by Law360, April 2014
  • Bar Admissions – Commonwealth of Virginia, and the District of Columbia
  • Education – J.D., Marshall-Wythe School of Law, The College

Steinman & Rodgers LLP:

Steinman & Rodgers LLP is a boutique law firm in Washington, D.C. specializing in international anti-corruption law. In 2016, we were featured among The Best Boutique Law Firms by Corporate America Magazine.

The world can be a dangerous place for U.S. companies doing business overseas. It is often impossible to navigate local markets and foreign government tenders without the help of local agents and consultants. Many of these intermediaries expect to be paid using sales commissions, which often create incentives for unethical behavior. These concerns are heightened given that corruption in many foreign markets is rampant. Faced with these challenges, U.S. companies must ensure that they comply with the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”).

FCPA enforcement is at its highest levels ever. In a few short years, corporate fines have increased from the tens of millions to the hundreds of millions, and a record number of individuals are serving prison sentences for FCPA violations. U.S. enforcement officials aggressively expand their interpretation of the FCPA, and increasingly, U.S. and foreign governments cooperate on multi-jurisdiction prosecutions. In 2010, FCPA enforcement actions accounted for one-third of all criminal fines imposed by the U.S. Government, and the United Kingdom’s Bribery Act came into effect.

Steinman & Rodgers is recognized as a leading firm in the area of anti-corruption compliance. Our attorneys have assisted U.S. and multinational corporations to meet their obligations under the FCPA, the UK Bribery Act and the ever-growing list of international anti-corruption conventions, including the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention and the U.N. Convention Against Corruption.

Our capabilities cover both compliance and enforcement issues. In addition to helping clients comply with the FCPA’s requirements, Steinman & Rodgers’ attorneys successfully represent clients when potential or actual problems arise. We regularly assist our clients in conducting internal investigations around the globe and defending against government enforcement actions.

Our clients include Fortune 100 companies across numerous industries; major defense and aerospace companies and shipbuilders; food and household product manufacturers; energy developers; international construction contractors; high-technology engineering and manufacturing companies; human resources firms; insurance companies; pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers; consumer electronics firms; and information technology service providers. We are active participants in NGOs and bar organizations working in the anti-corruption field. Firm attorneys have also represented foreign governments in dealing with anti-corruption issues, most recently in West Africa and the Caribbean.

We are among the nation’s preeminent anti-corruption lawyers. We are a small, highly specialized law firm with large-firm capabilities and skills and a global reach.

Under the U.S. Federal Acquisition Regulations, Steinman & Rodgers qualifies as a Woman-Owned Small Business. Moreover, under the Size Standards published by the United States Small Business Administration, Steinman & Rodgers qualifies as a small business.

 

Kelley P. Doran

Kelley P. Doran is a partner in the Government Contracts Practice Group of Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Washington office. Mr. Doran focuses his practice on government contracts counseling, contract negotiations and litigation, representing a broad range of commercial item, defense and homeland security contractors that sell products and services to federal, state and local governments. He has worked with companies in such industries as biodefense, life sciences, information technology, cybersecurity, homeland security, defense and environmental remediation. Mr. Doran regularly represents contractors before various administrative tribunals, including the Government Accountability Office. Additionally, he assists clients in addressing compliance issues associated with public procurements, including establishing compliance programs, conducting internal investigations, responding to government investigations, and assessing the need for mandatory disclosures. He also has represented companies in the acquisition and sale of government contracts and businesses and regularly counsels companies with respect to government-unique information systems security requirements.

Mr. Doran has taught numerous seminars on government contracting, including “Government Contract Law” and “Commercial Item Acquisition: Selling Commercial Products and Services to the Federal Government” in connection with the Federal Publications Seminars operated by West. He has also lectured at the U.S. Army Contracting Agency, Capital District Contracting Center, Ft. Belvoir.

Pepper Hamilton LLP

Pepper Hamilton LLP is a multi-practice law firm with more than 450 lawyers nationally. The firm provides corporate, litigation and regulatory legal services to leading businesses, governmental entities, nonprofit organizations and individuals throughout the nation and the world.

Start closer to the right answer.® We use the unique skills and talents of our people, the breadth of our practices and the depth of our experience to deliver powerful solutions to client legal and business issues.

Our firm has grown from a two-person law office formed in 1890 in Philadelphia to a large, sophisticated law firm with a national and international practice. While much about Pepper is new and different from its beginnings, we retain traditional values passed down through the decades: respect for the rule of law, pride in an excellent work product and commitment to the client’s cause. Today, Pepper Hamilton is a diverse firm of men and women from a broad spectrum of backgrounds, united in these values.