Alejandra Montenegro Almonte, William Barry and Maria Lapetina

Alejandra Montenegro Almonte is Member and Vice Chair of the International Department at Miller & Chevalier. She focuses on internal corporate compliance, internal investigations and government enforcement actions across a variety of business-critical areas, including anti-corruption, internal controls and other ethics and compliance violations.

Alejandra also has extensive experience advising clients on remediation to prevent violation from recurring. Her compliance practice focuses on the design and implementation of risk-based internal compliance programs for a wide range of companies. Alejandra designs and performs compliance audits and assessment; performs compliance due diligence in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and other strategic partnerships; and advises companies on the design of safeguards to mitigate compliance risks arising from complex business transactions and third-party engagements. Currently, she serves as an independent compliance monitor on behalf of a regulatory agency in Massachusetts and recently served in a leadership role in a monitorship team in an FCPA disposition. She is a native Spanish speaker and regularly conducts legal matters in both English and Spanish.

William Barry is Member of the Litigation Department at Miller & Chevalier.  He advises governments, boards of directors, foreign trustees, multinational companies and senior officers in multi-jurisdictional investigations, enforcement, compliance and transactional issues.

William guides clients through the complex issues involved in responding to inquiries from domestic and international regulators regarding issues of accounting fraud, foreign bribery, money laundering, and other financial crimes.  He represents clients faced with the challenge of responding to competing demands in parallel proceedings, such as internal reviews, government investigations and private civil actions.

Maria Lapetina focuses her practice on internal investigations, regulatory compliance, and complex cross-border litigation.  She frequently conducts internal investigations on behalf of audit committees and special committees concerning potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), anti-money laundering (AML) regulations, and allegations relating to potential accounting and disclosure irregularities and instances of potential insider training.  Maria also advises clients on corporate compliance program issues and risk assessments.  Maria is fluent in Spanish and regularly conducts legal matters in both English and Spanish.