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." "She's extremely bright and industrious. She's fiercely loyal to her clients and a real fighter for them but not in an acrimonious way."
Chambers USA 2017, 2019
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, and environmental laws, as well as other workplace misconduct matters. 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.
Ms. Conway-Hatcher was recently selected to be the new Special Counsel to the District of Columbia Commission on Judicial Disabilities and Tenure, to advise the Commission on and to investigate allegations of misconduct in office by judges of the District of Columbia courts.
"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 (Woodward White Inc.) in 2016-2019 for her experience in White Collar matters, published in the Best Lawyers "Women in Law" Business Edition. Ms. Conway-Hatcher was selected by Global Investigations Review and Who's Who Legal: Investigations in 2016-2018 as among the world's leading investigations lawyers. She was recognized by Washingtonian Magazine's 2017-2018 editions 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.