Jamie Schafer is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office. Ms. Schafer represents both corporations and individuals in matters involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), federal securities and anti-money laundering laws and regulations, embargoes administered by the U.S. Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and other complex cross-border criminal and regulatory issues. Ms. Schafer also regularly conducts internal investigations focusing on a broad range of potential miscoundct.
Ms. Schafer has extensive experience with investigations, voluntary disclosures and settlement negotiations before numerous enforcement agencies including the U.S. Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, Department of State, OFAC and the World Bank’s Integrity Vice Presidency. In addition, Ms. Schafer regularly counsels clients with respect to corporate governance issues and compliance policies, procedures and training as well as conducting due diligence and providing advice in relation to corporate transactions. She has also conducted compliance reviews and fraud risk assessments for both public and private companies.
Ms. Schafer is Co-Chair of the National Women's Law Center Leadership Advisory Committee, a Fellow with the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity and a Guest Lecturer for the Fordham University School of Law Masters in Compliance Program. She is also the Committee Chair for Cub Scout Pack 1, one of the country's first co-ed Cub Scout packs.
Ms. Schafer also maintains an active pro bono practice. She was named to the Capital Pro Bono High Honor Roll in 2013, 2014 and 2018 for her contribution of 100 hours or more to indigent clients and nonprofit organizations in need of legal representation. She also is proud to have assisted Human Rights First, a leading international human rights advocacy organization, in establishing a coalition of pro bono attorneys to support advocacy to the Departments of State and Treasury regarding application of U.S. economic sanctions to human rights abusers and corrupt officials under the Global Magnitsky Act. Ms. Schafer continues to provide regular pro bono assistance to Human Rights First in support of this initiative. In addition, she has worked on many successful applications for asylum and other types of immigration relief assisting immigrants facing persecution in their countries of origin. In 2014, Ms. Schafer was awarded the Safe Haven Award by Immigration Equality for excellence in pro bon representation of LGBTQ immigrants.
Prior to joining Richards, Kibbe & Orbe, Ms. Schafer was an associate in the government and internal investigations group at Kirkland & Ellis LLP. She also served as law clerk in the Department of Justice, National Security Division’s Counterterrorism section (2008-2009) and as a judicial intern to the Honorable Edward Damich on the U.S. Court of Federal Claims (2008).