Litigation and enforcement associate Genieva DePass joined Ropes & Gray’s Washington, D.C. office in 2017. Genieva focuses her practice on white-collar criminal defense, internal investigations, and related civil litigation. Genieva has extensive experience representing corporate clients in matters involving alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statute, and related state and federal statutes. Genieva regularly counsels companies conducting cross-border internal and regulatory investigations, compliance risk assessments and pre-acquisition due diligence in M&A transactions. In addition, Genieva has completed a full-time, six-month, disassociated secondment in the anti-bribery and corruption department of a leading global pharmaceutical company.
Genieva maintains an active pro bono practice representing victims of domestic violence in partnership with the D.C. Volunteer Lawyers Project and working with tenants and property owners on housing issues with the D.C. Landlord Tenant Resource Center. Genieva also serves as lead associate for the firm’s award-winning Enforcement Express, an interactive web-based site offering resources relating to corruption risks and enforcement environments worldwide.
During law school, Genieva was a current development editor for the Georgetown Immigration Law Journal. She was also an active member of the Georgetown Black Law Students Association, serving as career chair during the 2016-2017 academic year.