Amy Carpenter- Holmes

Paul Hastings LLP

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Paul Hastings LLP
Phone 1: (202) 551-1977

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Washington DC


Amy Carpenter-Holmes is a partner in the White Collar Defense practice at Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Ms. Carpenter-Holmes practices white collar defense representing significant financial institutions, Fortune 500 companies and senior executives in connection with a wide range of government investigations and related enforcement proceedings. She has conducted internal investigations on behalf of boards of directors and audit committees of major public corporations. Chambers USA recognizes her as a “white-collar attorney with notable experience in representing clients such as financial institutions in external and internal investigations” and notes that “she understands every aspect of a case, is very effective and will have the answer.”

Ms. Carpenter-Holmes represents clients in matters involving the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), congressional committees and other regulators in cases alleging violations of securities fraud, accounting fraud, criminal tax, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), public corruption, criminal antitrust, and other criminal statutes. Most recently, she has represented numerous current and former employees of U.S. and foreign-based financial institutions, including broker dealers, investment management companies, and Fannie Mae in connection with multiple investigations and parallel proceedings.

Ms. Carpenter-Holmes has spoken to audit committee members, in-house lawyers, and members of the white collar bar on topics such as oversight of internal investigations, securities fraud, and FCPA issues. Prior to joining Paul Hastings, Ms. Carpenter-Holmes was a partner at another international law firm and also clerked for the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division.

Practice Areas

  • Anti-Corruption
  • Congressional Investigations
  • Corporate Crime
  • Due Diligence Investigations
  • Financial Services
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Government Investigations
  • Insider Trading
  • Internal Investigations
  • SEC Enforcement
  • Securities & Futures Regulation
  • State Attorney Generals
  • White Collar Crime