Maria Lapetina

Counsel at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

Maria Lapetina

Maria Lapetina

Counsel at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

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Maria Lapetina is counsel in the Washington, D.C., office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Maria assists clients with internal and government investigations, regulatory compliance, and complex cross-border litigation. Maria 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 regulations, and allegations relating to potential accounting and disclosure irregularities and instances of potential insider trading.

Maria regularly represents multinational companies, financial institutions, international development banks, and their officers and directors in connection with investigations before the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and numerous other domestic and foreign regulatory and government bodies.

Maria is fluent in Spanish.

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* Latin American sports marketing and production company in connection with DOJ and local investigations pertaining to allegations of bribery, fraud, and money laundering arising out of the FIFA scandal.
* Head equities trader of a multinational investment bank in connection with investigation by foreign regulator that the bank's trading had violated local securities laws as well as follow-on U.S. investigations by FINRA and the SEC.
* Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to enforce loan guarantees extended by the Argentine affiliates of a Brazilian-based borrower. Obtained a favorable outcome on summary judgment for more than US$168 million.
* CEO of a U.S. broker-dealer indicted on 15 counts in the SDNY for FCPA violations arising from bond trading for a Venezuelan bank.

EDUCATION:
* J.D., University of North Carolina School of Law, 2010
Cum Laude; Comments Editor, North Carolina Law Review
* M.Sc., Bilingual Education, City College of New York, 2006
With Honors
* B.A., Sociology, Williams College, 2004

ADMISSIONS:
* State Bar of New York
* U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
* U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
* Not admitted in District of Columbia
* Practice supervised by a member of the Bar of the District of Columbia

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Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC is the premier legal advisor to technology and growth enterprises worldwide, as well as the investment banks and venture capital firms that finance them. Over the past five decades, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has established its reputation by having an unmatched knowledge of its clients' industries and deep and long-standing contacts throughout the technology sector.The firm's legal expertise serves clients at all stages of growth, from venture-backed start-up companies to multibillion-dollar global enterprises. The firm's clients include some of the most recognized names in the technology, retail, life sciences, venture capital, and finance sectors.Their broad range of services and legal disciplines are focused on serving the principal challenges faced by management and the boards of directors of business enterprises. The firm is nationally recognized as a leader in corporate governance, public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, mergers and acquisitions, securities class action litigation, intellectual property litigation, joint ventures and strategic alliances, and technology licensing and other intellectual property transactions.The firm has offices in Austin, Georgetown, DE, Hong Kong, New York, Palo Alto, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Shanghai, and Washington, DC.

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