Demme Doufekias is a trial attorney whose practice focuses on matters involving complex government and internal investigations. As a member of the firm’s Investigations + White-Collar Defense practice, individuals and corporations seek Demme’s counsel through all phases of investigations and litigation, from proactive compliance counseling and due diligence through the simultaneous defense of criminal investigations, administrative proceedings, and civil litigation. She successfully defends clients in civil and criminal matters in federal and state trials.
Demme’s global investigations practice encompasses a number of substantive areas, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other anticorruption regimes, anti-money laundering and criminal antitrust and securities violations. She has represented clients in cross-border investigations, including FCPA investigations and the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) investigations of price-fixing in the auto parts and generic drug industries. She also counsels clients in creating global anti-corruption compliance programs and in due diligence matters related to healthcare and anti-corruption laws.
Demme regularly represents pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies and has extensive experience with healthcare investigations and regulatory matters. She defends companies and executives in federal investigations conducted by DOJ, the Department of Health and Human Services and the Food and Drug Administration. Her experience includes counseling and defending clients in matters related to the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, other federal health care laws, and transparency laws such as the federal Physician Payments Sunshine Act. When required, Demme has successfully defended her healthcare clients at trial, including, obtaining a complete defense victory on behalf of a former pharmaceutical sales executive charged with violations of the federal Anti-Kickback statute in a two-week jury trial in U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts (U.S. v. Bruens, et al).
Demme was most recently named to Global Investigations Review's "Women in Investigations" 2018 survey which recognizes the top 100 leading female investigations specialists from around the world.
In addition to her investigations and healthcare practices, Demme maintains a robust civil litigation practice. Her experience includes conducting investigations and litigating on behalf of creditors’ committees and other constituents in federal bankruptcy matters and representing clients in state and federal civil trials.
Prior to law school, Demme worked in the White House Counsel’s Office during the Clinton administration, where she worked on various investigations by the Office of Independent Counsel, including Whitewater, campaign finance, presidential impeachment and the activities of various Cabinet members. She is admitted to practice in Virginia and the District of Columbia.