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James T. Parkinson


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James Parkinson, a partner at BuckleySandler, focuses on international regulatory compliance counseling, corporate internal investigations, and enforcement defense litigation. He represents clients on a variety of criminal and civil enforcement actions, including Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), securities fraud, insider trading, false statements, and environmental matters.

Mr. Parkinson's international practice includes extensive FCPA/anti-corruption representations involving compliance counseling, international investigations, and both litigated and settled enforcement matters.  He has counseled companies in the financial services (fund management, hedge funds, insurance, investment banking, retail banking), pharmaceutical, oil and gas, petrochemical, technology, retail food service, logistics, real estate, energy, and power generation sectors.  In addition to his international compliance counseling practice, Mr. Parkinson has 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 topics, including in-person presentations in Tokyo, Hong Kong, New Delhi, Singapore, Shanghai, Seoul, London, Brussels, 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 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, is on the Steering Group of the ABA Section of International Law's India Committee, and is an associate-at-large with the Edward Bennett Williams American Inn of Court.

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.

Mr. Parkinson is co-located between the Firm's Washington, DC and Los Angeles offices.

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