Arthur Impastato is a Litigation Lawyer in Baker Botts’ Antitrust and Competition Law Practice. He is experienced in e-Discovery, securities enforcement, corporate governance and international trade.
Mr. Impastato is experienced in the area of e-Discovery and has been a project manager on numerous cases involving the collection, review and production of millions of documents. Mr. Impastato has developed and implemented efficient and legally defensible strategies for collecting, reviewing and producing electronically stored information in litigation and internal/government investigations. Mr. Impastato has provided counseling during the e-Discovery process with respect to the identification, preservation, collection, processing, review, analysis and production of documents. Mr. Impastato has prepared budgets for the e-Discovery phase of projects and evaluated and provided counseling on the selection of outside vendors to reduce costs to clients. In addition, Mr. Impastato has trained and supervised teams responsible for the review and production of electronically stored data, quality control review, privilege review and the preparation of logs for withheld documents.
Mr. Impastato has represented Fortune 500 companies and their officers and directors in connection with investigations by the Securities Exchange Commission, the Department of Justice and the United States Congress in cases involving allegations of improper accounting practices, disclosure issues in public filings, insider trading, market manipulation and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).
Mr. Impastato has represented corporate audit committees and boards of directors in internal investigations involving various securities fraud issues, and on corporate governance matters such as preparing audit committee charters, corporate codes of ethics and FCPA policies and procedures.
Mr. Impastato was one of the principle drafters of the white paper of the Public Oversight Board that Senator Sarbanes used as the blueprint for the accounting and corporate governance provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
Mr. Impastato has represented foreign companies and governments in antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings before the United States International Trade Commission and the Department of Commerce. He has also represented foreign companies in connection with free trade agreements with the U.S., such as CAFTA, NAFTA and the U.S.-Morocco Free Trade Agreement.
Mr. Impastato speaks Croatian, Italian and Spanish.