Veronica Yepez leads Covington’s anti-corruption practice in Latin America. Ms. Yepez regularly leads investigations into allegations of bribery, fraud, and other corporate misconduct as well as assists clients develop, implement, and test their FCPA compliance programs.
Prior to joining Covington, Ms. Yepez founded a leading compliance practice in Latin America, serving both multinational and regional clients. A U.S.-trained lawyer with experience on the ground in Latin America and fluent in Portuguese and Spanish, Ms. Yepez draws upon her deep understanding of local business culture to advise her clients on compliance with the FCPA and other anti-corruption regimes, and to help them navigate complex cross-border compliance issues.
Ms. Yepez is also experienced in white-collar criminal defense, complex litigation, and arbitration for large international companies, major financial institutions, and senior executives.
Ms. Yepez regularly assists clients with the development, implementation, and testing of their FCPA compliance programs, and leads investigations into allegations of bribery, fraud, and other corporate misconduct. Ms. Yepez has also counseled global financial institutions on the implementation and testing of their anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing (AML/CTF) programs.