Vedder Price

Elizabeth G. Silver

Shareholder

Elizabeth G. Silver is a Shareholder and a member of the firm’s International Trade & Compliance group and Corporate practice area in Washington, DC.

Ms. Silver is an experienced Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), white collar criminal defense and corporate compliance attorney. She has significant experience in compliance with anti-bribery laws, anti-money laundering (AML), export controls, sanctions regulations, international criminal matters and complex business litigation. She advises multinational corporations, financial institutions and individuals on compliance with the U.S. FCPA and other anti-corruption laws and helps clients navigate the complex legal and regulatory compliance issues related to cross-border transactions and global operations by conducting compliance audits and risk assessments, performing due diligence on international investments, mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, and providing counsel related to the structure of cross-border transactions.

Ms. Silver represents corporations and individuals in FCPA and other white collar criminal investigations conducted by the DOJ, SEC and other government agencies. She has represented clients in the agriculture, communications, engineering, finance, hospitality, manufacturing, mining, pharmaceutical, medical devices and retail sectors, and she has on-the-ground field experience in more than a dozen countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Additionally, Ms. Silver has experience representing clients in complex civil litigation in state and federal courts. She has represented companies in a range of civil disputes, including environmental, contract and transnational matters.

Ms. Silver maintains an active pro bono practice, focusing on issues of civil rights, children and immigration. She has been named a Super Lawyers Rising Star each year since 2014 and is fluent in Spanish.

Elizabeth G. Silver

Shareholder

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 2008
  • Tufts University, B.A., 2005, magna cum laude

Elizabeth G. Silver

Shareholder

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia, 2011
  • New York, 2009

Affiliations

Member, Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School Alumnae Board

Elizabeth G. Silver

Shareholder

Elizabeth G. Silver

Shareholder

Experience

 Includes Ms. Silver’s experience while at previous firms

  • Advised a defense manufacturer regarding compliance with export controls and sanctions regulations, and assisted in the development of its compliance program.
  • Conducted internal investigations into potential bribery of foreign government officials for a major pharmaceutical manufacturer in Latin America.
  • Conducted internal investigation of portfolio company for private equity firm, provided FCPA training, and assisted in compliance program developments.
  • Conducted a global risk assessment and compliance program evaluation for a U.S. manufacturer.
  • Conducted an internal investigation into potential violations of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices act following red flags identified during due diligence.
  • Conducted an investigation into potential violations of U.S. anti-money laundering regulations by the foreign branch of a U.S. audit firm.
  • Advised on corporate transactions and conducted corporate due diligence on compliance topics for private equity firms, other financial institutions, and companies in many different industries.
  • Represented corporations and individuals in FCPA and other white collar criminal investigations conducted by the Department of Justice (DOJ), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and other government agencies.
  • Represented clients in civil litigation in environmental, tax, constitutional, and Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act disputes in state and federal courts.
  • Served as U.S. counsel for U.S. citizen implicated in foreign criminal proceedings.
  • Regularly provides trainings on anti-corruption law and related global trade topics to attorneys, clients, and boards.
  • Held leadership roles conducting three-year, global government-mandated compliance Monitorships following resolution of FCPA enforcement actions, requiring extensive examination and reporting of corporate operations, compliance programs, and internal controls.