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In brief

On December 6, 2021, the White House issued the first ever consolidated United States Strategy on Countering Corruption (the “Strategy”).  The Strategy follows President Biden’s June 3, 2021 memo that established the tackling of corruption as a central US national security interest (the “Memo”).  That Memo tasked fifteen US Federal Government departments and agencies to conduct an interagency review to examine corruption as a national security threat and jointly develop a strategy that would significantly enhance the United States’ ability to combat corruption.  The Strategy is the result of those agencies’ review.

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Geoff Martin is a partner in the Litigation and Government Enforcement practice group in Washington, DC. Geoff started his career in Baker McKenzie's London office in 2007 and moved to Washington DC in 2012. Geoff represents clients in matters before the federal government arising out of anti-corruption, trade sanctions, fraud, anti-money laundering, national security, and related enforcement actions. He also represents clients in civil and criminal matters in federal court. Geoff has extensive experience conducting internal investigations relating to such matters around the world.


Graham Cronogue is a Senior Associate in Baker McKenzie's North America Litigation and Government Enforcement Practice Group. Prior to joining the Firm, Graham clerked in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia and for the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.


William (Will) Shields is an associate in Baker McKenzie's Litigation and Government Enforcement Practice Group. Will began his career with Baker McKenzie as a summer associate in 2019.

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