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Title:
Counsel
Company
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
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Name
Benjamin Britz
About / Bio
Benjamin Britz advises clients on all aspects of corporate governance including government investigations, shareholder class action and derivative litigation, and corporate compliance matters.

Benjamin has represented clients before all manner of domestic and international enforcement agencies, including the Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, UK Serious Fraud Office and the enforcement offices of the World Bank, Asian Development Bank and African Development Bank, among others. His practice particularly focuses on anti-corruption compliance, securities enforcement, and accounting and procurement fraud matters. He has performed internal investigations and due diligence exercises around the globe and across an array of different industries.

Benjamin has particular experience in conducting corporate compliance monitorships and compliance program evaluations, and he has assisted American, European, African and Asian clients in designing, administering and maintaining anti-corruption, integrity compliance, anti-money laundering and corporate governance programs.

Benjamin has also successfully defended numerous clients in multilateral development bank (MDB) sanctions proceedings such as where corruption, fraud or other misconduct in MDB-financed projects is suspected. He also regularly represents companies and individuals in shareholder class-action and derivative litigations.
Experience
Corporate Monitoring Exp
  • Conducted a multi-year global compliance review on behalf of the corporate compliance monitor appointed by the US Department of Justice, the SEC and the UK Serious Fraud Office for a multinational specialty chemical manufacturer
  • Reviewed and monitored anti-corruption compliance and internal controls for independent professional ethics and internal compliance experts appointed for a Europe-based inspection company that successfully sought reinstatement as a United Nations registered vendor
Education
Education
  • Columbia University, School of Law, J.D., 2004, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, Articles-Submissions Editor, Columbia Journal of Transnational Law
  • University of Michigan, A.B., 2001, with distinction
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Email
benjamin.britz@hugheshubbard.com
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