Michelle Shapiro

ArentFox Schiff LLP
Global Vice Chair
Committee Member

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Michelle J. Shapiro is a partner in the Government Enforcement & White Collar group of ArentFox Schiff LLP, where she maintains offices in New York and Boston.

For more than 20 years, Michelle has represented companies and individuals through all phases of investigations, criminal prosecutions and enforcement actions by the US Department of Justice (DOJ), US Attorney’s Offices across the country, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), state attorneys general offices, the US Department of Commerce and the World Bank, among others. Among her proudest achievements are non-public resolutions of government and internal investigations without charges, media coverage or significant business disruption for her clients.

A key component of Michelle's practice is counseling global companies on how to prevent and detect violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and other applicable anti-corruption laws. She helps organizations design, enhance and implement customized compliance programs to address their particular risk profiles, assists with third-party screenings, conducts pre-acquisition anti-corruption due diligence and advises on remediation efforts and other ongoing compliance obligations.

Michelle has extensive experience defending government inquiries and conducting internal investigations related to alleged corruption, money laundering, tax fraud, health care fraud, securities fraud, accounting fraud, computer crimes and related concerns. She has conducted transnational internal investigations involving issues in Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Malaysia, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Vietnam and elsewhere. She frequently tackles complex and often conflicting data privacy and attorney-client privilege regimes.

Practice Areas

  • Anti-Corruption
  • Appeals
  • Asset Forfeiture/Restitution
  • Compliance Counseling
  • Corporate Crime
  • Corporate Governance
  • Due Diligence Investigations
  • Financial Services
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Government Investigations
  • Insider Trading
  • Internal Investigations
  • SEC Enforcement
  • State Attorney Generals
  • Trials
  • White Collar Crime