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Virtual Annual Award Event: Louis J. Freeh and Honoring J. Ira Harris

Honoring J. Ira Harris: Recipient of the William J. “Bill” Brooks Community Service Award

Louie advises senior leaders of global companies and governments on complex investigative, governance, compliance, and regulatory matters. Since leaving government service, Louie has been appointed by courts, corporate boards and governments to help the world’s largest companies navigate legal and compliance issues related to the FCPA and similar anti-corruption regulations. Louie’s firsthand experience with U.S. judicial, law enforcement and regulatory agencies, national governments, and leaders of global businesses allows him to assist organizations in navigating crisis situations and complex, multi-jurisdictional matters quickly and strategically. His expertise and leadership qualities advise and support Boards, governments and CEO’s on a range of sensitive undertakings including investigations and enhanced due diligence, litigation strategy, compliance monitoring and assessments, and liaison with regulatory authorities.
Louie was founder and chairman of Freeh Sporkin and Sullivan, and Freeh Group International Solutions from 2007 -2020. Prior to that, he was FBI director and a former federal judge.

•Serving as Independent Compliance Monitor for Walmart Inc. following the company’s FCPA settlement with the DOJ and SEC.
•Served as Independent Compliance Monitor for Daimler AG redesigning their global anti-bribery program and meeting requirements of a settlement with Department of Justice (“DOJ”).
•Served as Court-Appointed Special Master, following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, he oversaw the largest environmental settlement in U.S. history
•Served as Chapter 11 Trustee for MF Global Holdings, negotiated a global settlement less than 19 months after the company filed one of the largest bankruptcies in U.S. history.
•Conducted complex high-profile investigations and compliance reviews in the higher education and sports industries.
•Conducted anti-corruption compliance assessments for a multinational logistics company in Asia, Europe, and South America regarding the company’s FCPA/anti-corruption program.
•Appointed by an EU government to conduce ad complex, forensic financial investigation involving money-laundering and to advise the government on remediation.

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