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Raija Churchill

Raija Churchill’s practice focuses on harmonizing business needs with legal savvy, so that corporations can concentrate on creating marketplace value. Before joining Baker McKenzie, Raija advised federal, state, and local agencies on legal compliance and policymaking. She has an insider’s perspective on judicial decision making, after spending well over 1,000 hours in confidential discussions with judges at almost every level of the state and federal courts. Raija clerked in the Seventh Circuit and District of Nevada, and externed in Los Angeles Superior Court. She served as Editor in Chief of the Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal and Editor for the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy. Through Raija’s work in legal, corporate, start-up, non-profit, and government spaces, she is adept at seeing and translating between different stakeholders’ goals. She therefore solves challenges by integrating law, policy, and business resources.

Announcement of Policy Revisions Reflects a More Practical, Flexible Enforcement Approach The US Justice Department has adjusted its approach to holding individuals, and not only corporations, responsible for improper conduct. In remarks at the ACI’s FCPA conference on November 29, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein softened the DOJ’s formal policy…