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James T. Parkinson


  • p. UK: +44 20 3608 1296
  • US: 202.349.7955
  • f. +44 20 3608 1295


James Parkinson, Partner in Residence in the firm's London office, focuses on international anti-corruption and financial crimes compliance counseling, corporate internal investigations, and enforcement defense litigation, often involving multiple international jurisdictions. He advises on compliance with the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the U.S. sanctions regimes administered by OFAC, and anti-money laundering regulation pursuant to the Bank Secrecy Act, and he represents clients in criminal and civil enforcement actions – both litigated and settled – involving FCPA, extradition, securities fraud, insider trading, false statements, and environmental issues.

Mr. Parkinson has counseled companies in the financial services (fund management, hedge funds, insurance, investment banking, retail banking), pharmaceutical, oil and gas, logistics, petrochemical, technology, retail food service, real estate, energy, manufacturing and power generation sectors. Mr. Parkinson has also participated in a diverse range of criminal and civil enforcement defense matters, including two criminal and one civil environmental enforcement trials and matters involving anti-trust, accounting irregularities, wire fraud, mail fraud, RICO, and the “material support” statutes.

Mr. Parkinson writes and speaks frequently on anti-corruption and financial crime topics, and has made in-person presentations in Kiev, Tokyo, Johannesburg, Dubai, Hong Kong, New Delhi, Singapore, Shanghai, Seoul, London, Brussels, Madrid, and Vancouver, as well as numerous U.S. cities. He has also served as a visiting lecturer on anti-corruption issues at law schools in Mexico, Chile and the United States (Universidad Panamericana, University of Chile, and the Washington College of Law at the American University). He is a member of the City of London Law Society, the Fraud Lawyer’s Association, the Anti-Corruption Committees of the American Bar Association (Vice-Chair, 2007-08 term), the International Bar Association and the American Chamber of Commerce in India, and is an associate-at-large with the Edward Bennett Williams American Inn of Court. Mr. Parkinson opened the Firm’s London office in 2014.

Prior to joining BuckleySandler, Mr. Parkinson was a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Mayer Brown LLP, and was an associate with Beveridge & Diamond PC. Mr. Parkinson received his J.D. from The American University, Washington College of Law (magna cum laude), where he served as Senior Editor on the Administrative Law Review. He received an M.S. from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. from Gettysburg College.

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