Francesca Erts is a Senior Associate in the Investigations and White Collar Defense practice at Paul Hastings in Washington, D.C. The practice was awarded Global Investigations Review's (GIR) "Most Impressive Investigations Practice" in 2017, ranked in the Top 10 of Global Investigations Review's GIR 100 in 2020, and named Washington D.C.'s White Collar Litigation Department of the Year in 2020 by The National Law Journal.
Ms. Erts' practice is focused on white-collar criminal defense, internal corporate investigations, compliance with government enforcement initiatives, and complex civil litigation. She represents individuals and corporations in investigations and enforcement matters brought by the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, U.S. Attorneys' Offices, U.S. Department of Treasury, and other federal and state investigative agencies related to matters involving alleged corruption and fraud, financial irregularities, U.S. sanctions violations, and investigations under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).
Ms. Erts additionally advises multinational clients regarding compliance enhancements, risk assessments, and due diligence on third parties.