Heather Souder Choi

Partner

Heather Souder Choi

Washington, D.C.

P: +1.202.639.7859 F: +1.202.508.9305
  • Auto Parts Manufacturer – Counsel for Japanese auto parts manufacturer and its North American subsidiary in simultaneous criminal antitrust investigations conducted by the Department of Justice, the Japanese Fair Trade Commission, the Canadian Competition Bureau, and other jurisdictions into alleged bid rigging, price fixing, and other anticompetitive conduct.
  • Halliburton – Represented company in an investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission, the UK Serious Fraud Office and the law enforcement authorities of other jurisdictions into alleged improper payments relating to the construction and expansion of an LNG facility in Nigeria.
  • Fortune 500 Energy Company – Conducted internal investigations into potential FCPA violations following whistleblower complaints in India, Bangladesh and Ecuador.
  • Fortune 500 Company – Conducted internal investigations into potential FCPA violations following whistleblower complaints in Vietnam, Thailand and China.
  • Major Beverage Distributor – Conducted internal investigations and represented company in multiple investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau into bribery, wire fraud, and accounting fraud.
  • Auto Parts Manufacturer – Defended Japanese auto parts manufacturer and various wholly-owned subsidiaries in multiple class actions in multi-district litigation against allegations of price fixing in violation of the Sherman Act, the Clayton Act and various state statutes.
  • In the Matter of Respondent McWane, Inc. – Represented manufacturer of ductile iron pipe fittings in an 8-week “Part 3” trial before the Federal Trade Commission in a matter awarded Global Competition Review’s “Behavioral Matter of the Year-Americas.” The full Commission subsequently dismissed six of seven conspiracy and monopolization charges against the company. The dismissals marked the first time in nearly two decades that the Commission ruled against itself following an administrative trial in its in-house court.