Alicia Villarreal

Villarreal Law
Small Firm Initiative
Committee Member

My Contact Information

Villarreal Law
Boulder, CO
Phone 1: (310) 507-5353

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Professional Profile

Alicia brings deep experience gained as a federal criminal prosecutor, then as a partner at a top international law firm, to her niche practice of representing companies and public sector organizations in internal investigations of allegations of corporate misconduct. She also conducts assessments of compliance programs and assists organizations with implementing practical approaches to risk mitigation. Alicia’s public and private sector expertise also makes her well-suited to serve as an independent compliance monitor. Her clients appreciate the sensible, efficient approach she brings to all her matters. She is licensed in California and Colorado.

Representative Matters

Conducted numerous internal investigations of allegations of misconduct for companies in aerospace, automotive, healthcare, retail, technology, transportation and oil & gas industries, as well as for non-profit and public sector organizations in a variety of fields.

Represented clients in civil and criminal law enforcement matters before the U.S. Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.S. Department of Defense, and other federal and state regulatory agencies. Representations involved the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), False Claims Act, government procurement fraud, healthcare fraud, securities fraud, and a wide variety of non-criminal workplace misconduct matters. 

Assess compliance programs and draft business codes of ethical conduct and anti-corruption-related policies.

Other Distinctions

Southern California Super Lawyers, 2020, 2019, 2010, 2009.

Los Angeles Daily Journal, “Top 100—California Leading Lawyers,” 2009; “Top 75 Women Litigators in California,” 2007.

U.S. Department of Justice Director’s Award, 2005 and 2001.

Prior Experience

Secretary’s Representative to Western U.S., U.S. Department of Labor, 2010-2013. White House-appointed role.

Partner, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, Los Angeles, California 2007 to 2010.

Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Central District of California (Criminal Division), 1992-2007. Supervisory Positions Held: Senior Litigation Counsel; Deputy Chief, Public Corruption & Government Fraud

Associate, Hufstedler, Kaus & Ettinger, Los Angeles, California, 1989-1992.


The University of Texas at Austin, BSW, 1985
The University of Texas at Austin, JD, 1989
Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs (Univ. of Texas), MPA, 1989

Practice Areas

  • Anti-Corruption
  • Antitrust
  • Compliance Counseling
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Government Contracting, Bid Protests and the False Claims Act
  • Government Investigations
  • Healthcare
  • Internal Investigations