Lisa Vicens is a partner based in Cleary Gottlieb’s New York office. Her practice focuses on regulatory enforcement and white collar defense, with a specialty in anti-corruption and cross-border investigations in Latin America.
Lisa has more than a decade of experience representing clients, particularly in Latin America. Her recent matters include investigations of allegations of corruption for GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes, M. Dias Branco, and BNDES; litigation on behalf of Petrobras in connection with Operation Lava Jato; and the resolution of an FCPA investigation by the SEC against the former CEO of a Latin American publicly-traded mining company.
She regularly counsels clients in reviewing and implementing anti-corruption compliance programs, including for companies in the telecommunications, transportation, paper and pulp, and oil industries, and conducting FCPA due diligence on strategic transactions.
She is a recognized lawyer by Chambers and Partners for FCPA. She’s also listed on Benchmark Litigation’s “40 & Under Hot List” and has been named among the “Top 100 Women in Investigations” by the Global Investigations Review. Lisa joined the firm in 2005 and became a partner in 2015. She received at J.D. from New York University School of Law, and an M.A./B.A. magna cum laude in Latin American Studies from Georgetown University. She is a leader in the Firm’s Latin America practice and is an advocate for the Firm’s Committee for Retention and Promotion of Women. Lisa is proficient at Spanish and Portuguese.