Chambers noted: “She continues to receive praise as a ‘phenomenal’ lawyer who is ‘smart, tenacious and seasoned’ and a ‘very effective leader’ when it comes to complex investigations.”
Chambers USA 2017
Amy Conway-Hatcher's practice focuses on corporate internal investigations, corporate compliance matters and defending corporate and individual clients in criminal and civil enforcement matters before the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission and other federal and state enforcement authorities. Ms. Conway-Hatcher's representations range from addressing discrete compliance problems to organizational compliance failures that require crisis management experience.
Ms. Conway-Hatcher has a proven track record of helping companies navigate sensitive matters to reduce the impact of compliance problems on their businesses. She regularly works with management and other advisers to assess the impact of investigative findings or compliance matters in the U.S. and abroad and to develop coordinated strategies to minimize the legal, business and reputational impact of possible transgressions. Ms. Conway-Hatcher has handled a broad range of matters across industries including cross-border investigations involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), as well as matters implicating false or fraudulent claims, securities, health care, antitrust, U.S. sanctions, export, money laundering, tax, environmental, and workplace health and safety laws. She also has handled sensitive whistleblower and employment matters that potentially implicate management. Ms. Conway-Hatcher advises clients, including boards of directors, audit committees and management, on matters related to compliance and international regulatory issues, due diligence in connection with corporate transactions, and the development, implementation, evaluation and auditing of effective internal compliance and ethics programs. She regularly counsels clients on crisis management planning and assessment of risk related to matters with potentially significant media coverage.
"Clients credit her with a high degree of technical knowledge as well as being ‘extraordinarily effective with people’ and also praise her ability to always think ‘two to three steps down the line’ during a case.”
Chambers USA 2017
Chambers USA ranked Ms. Conway-Hatcher in its 2014-2017 editions for Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations in Washington, D.C. Clients described Ms. Conway-Hatcher as a 'thoughtful, creative lawyer and persuasive advocate.' She is also recognized by The Best Lawyers in America in 2016-2017 for her experience in White Collar matters. Ms. Conway-Hatcher was selected by Global Investigations Review and Who's Who Legal: Investigations in 2016, 2017 and 2018 as among the world's leading investigations lawyers. Most recently, she was recognized by Washingtonian Magazine's 2017 edition of Washington, D.C.'s Top Lawyers for White Collar.
Ms. Conway-Hatcher's previous experience includes serving as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the District of Columbia for more than six years. As a federal prosecutor, she served in an elite trial unit that focused on investigating and prosecuting some of the city's most difficult and high-profile crimes. Ms. Conway-Hatcher conducted many grand jury investigations, served as lead trial counsel in dozens of complex criminal trials and received numerous DOJ Special Achievement awards.
- Represented multiple individuals in the Office of Special Counsel Investigation.
- Represented a global Fortune 500 technology company in investigation of payment irregularities (including bribes, kickbacks, financial misappropriation and bidding improprieties) in Latin America and Europe; advised on extensive remediation measures.
- Represented a major life sciences company in a complex, multi-national criminal and civil investigation concerning an alleged U.S. trade sanction and other violations involving sales in the Middle East and Africa; led an extensive cross-border internal investigation and defense of U.S. and non-U.S. companies before multiple U.S. government agencies; advised on extensive remediation measures; negotiated civil resolutions with substantial penalty reductions and closure of criminal matter.
- Represented a global consumer goods company regarding the investigation and defense of the company related to possible third party payments implicating SDN/TCO regulations enforced by OFAC; “no action” letter achieved.
- Represented an aerospace company in a U.S. government inquiry regarding compliance with U.S. export regulations for sales to China, prompted by an apparent whistleblower inquiry; conducted the investigation, advised on procedural improvements and reported to multiple U.S. agencies, resulting in no action.
- Represented an audit committee and related investigation of a foreign private issuer regarding various senior employment matters and the impact on a possible U.S. IPO and related SEC disclosures.
- Represented a major Asia-based life sciences company involving a myriad of U.S. and foreign compliance, regulatory and corporate governance issues, including the investigation of anti-corruption/FCPA and other matters in more than 10 countries in Latin America and related disclosures to the U.S. Department of Justice; also included the development and implementation of comprehensive, global remedial measures and the integration of enhanced compliance measures into sales and marketing strategies.
- Represented an audit committee for an aerospace company in connection with potential procurement, export control, government contracting and commercial litigation issues related to foreign government sales in Asia; related negotiations involving trade partners and foreign government agencies, as well as licensing by a U.S. government agency; no enforcement actions and renegotiations of related procurement and trade partner contracts were implemented.
- Represented a global manufacturer of chemical and industrial products involving potential U.S. and foreign regulatory issues in more than 25 countries in Central Asia and Europe, including related disclosures to regulators in the U.S. and Europe.
- Served as a member of the lead investigating counsel team for an international bank in federal and state investigations and a settlement of enforcement actions related to mutual fund market timing practices.
- Represented a leading pharmaceutical company in the assessment and investigation of sales and marketing practices.
- Represented a leading foam manufacturer in connection with an investigation of anti-corruption issues in Asia, including related remediation and the development of a global anti-corruption compliance program.
- Represented a global glass fiber technology company in connection with an assessment of international regulatory issues related to the acquisition of overseas operations in Europe and the Central Asian Republic; included the investigation, remediation and development of an integration plan for certain target operations/sites.
- Represented a high performance specialty chemical company in connection with the handling of designated List I chemicals and related disclosures.
- Represented trustees of a retirement and annuity fund in a special independent investigation to evaluate the effectiveness of certain senior management functions and the compliance reporting structure.
Awards & Community
Recognized by the Washingtonian Magazine’s 2017 Top Lawyers in Washington D.C.
Recognized as a Washington D.C. Super Lawyer (Thomson Reuters), 2013-2018
Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America, 2016-2018
Recognized by Global Investigations Review and Who's Who Legal: Investigations, 2016-2018
Recognized by Chambers USA for Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations in Washington, D.C., 2014-2018
Publications, Speeches & Presentations
FMI Legal Conference
Chief Executive Magazine's Corporate Board Member
Join Amy Conway-Hatcher and Cynthia Cole on May 22 at the Marketplace Risk Management Conference to discuss topics most relevant for web and mobile marketplace technology companies in the sharing, on-demand, gig, peer-to-peer and collaborative economy.
Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Special Program "When the Government Comes Knocking: Tips and Strategies to Answering the Door and Proactively Managing Risk in the Era of Rapid Information Exchange”
Join Baker Botts and the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) for a special program, “When the Government Comes Knocking: Tips and Strategies to Answering the Door and Proactively Managing Risk in the Era of Rapid Information Exchange” on March 21st, 2018.
We will discuss the hot topics and challenges confronting directors across industries in 2018 and offer up best practices for facing these challenges.