Irina Bleustein represents corporations, individuals, and other entities in high-stakes white collar matters. She defends clients facing U.S. Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, and congressional investigations related to allegations of fraud and corruption, including potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other federal statutes. Irina has extensive experience in handling the complexities of cross-border internal investigations and regularly uses her native Russian-language skills in investigations.
Irina's experience includes representing some of the world's largest companies, as well as several current and former CEOs and a former U.S. Congressman. Recently, Irina conducted a large-scale cross-border internal investigation on behalf of a multinational corporation. In addition to defending global companies and executives facing FCPA investigations by the DOJ and SEC, she counsels corporations on FCPA compliance. Irina also has represented a large corporation in an arbitration pending before the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). Her experience includes matters spanning a variety of industries, including the automotive, retail, information technology, sports, politics, mining, oil and gas, international logistics, and aerospace industries.
Prior to attending law school, Irina worked at the U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Fraud Section as an honors paralegal specialist. During her two years at the DOJ, she assisted federal prosecutors in six federal criminal trials and worked extensively with federal prosecutors and agents on numerous health care fraud investigations.