Cozen O’Connor: Regis-Hallinan, Linda

Linda Regis-Hallinan

Of Counsel

New York

(212) 883-4910

(212) 986-0604

Recent Publication:

Société Générale’s $1.34 Billion Penalty Highlights the Importance of a Robust Compliance Function [Alert]

Martin Bloor, Linda Regis-Hallinan, and Rachel Collins Clarke discuss the $1.34 billion in penalties that are part of a settlement with federal and state authorities to resolve U.S. sanctions violations involving Cuba, Iran, and Sudan.

Linda Regis-Hallinan focuses her practice on white-collar criminal and government regulatory investigations of individuals and foreign and domestic corporations and internal corporate investigations, particularly involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). She also has experience in complex commercial litigation and arbitration, including securities and antitrust litigation and contract disputes.

Prior to joining the firm, she was of counsel in the white-collar litigation and investigations practice group of the New York office of a national law firm. Linda previously clerked for the Honorable Barbara S. Jones, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York.

Linda earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois. Linda graduated first in her class and earned her law degree, summa cum laude, from Pace Law School.

Experience

FCPA-Related Investigations and Compliance

Represented the audit committee and supervisory board of an Italian company in connection with an internal investigation of the acquisition of oil rights in Nigeria.

Represented the trustees of a Lichtenstein trust in connection with an internal investigation into alleged improper payments related to mining concessions obtained in Africa.

Conducted an internal investigation for a major high-technology engineering and manufacturing company in connection with potential violations of the FCPA at the company’s subsidiaries in China, Brazil, Peru, and Russia, and negotiated a favorable settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and U.S. Department of Justice.

Conducted an internal investigation for a major U.S. technology company of potential violations of the FCPA and other alleged wrongdoing in connection with a Russian state-owned company.

Represented various senior executives of a multinational corporation in an FCPA investigation conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Advised multinational corporations on compliance issues and risks, including assessing and developing anticorruption compliance programs and conducting FCPA due diligence in connection with mergers and acquisitions.
 

Other Investigations

Conducted an internal investigation for a committee of a multinational construction company into alleged fraud relating to the use of disadvantaged business enterprises.

Represented various employees of a major financial institution in connection with a federal investigation of the London Interbank Offer Rate.

Represented a major financial institution in its settlements with federal and state criminal and regulatory authorities related to the bank’s international payments practices and potential OFAC violations.

Represented an executive of a major financial institution in connection with an investigation by various U.S. authorities into alleged OFAC violations.

Represented a global investment bank in connection with an investigation by FINRA relating to alleged market manipulation.
 

Litigation and Arbitration

Represented a major Brazilian oil and gas company in multijurisdictional litigation and arbitration proceedings arising from complex contract disputes.

Represented a global pharmaceutical company in multiple civil class action litigation relating to one of the largest price-fixing cases ever filed.

Represented a global investment bank in multi-jurisdictional Enron-related litigation.

Represented a major international financial institution in an ICDR arbitration in connection with the bank’s private equity investment in a Chinese start-up company.

Represented an international financial and insurance provider in a federal securities fraud class action brought as a result of the global credit crisis.

Represented the New York Police Department in connection with a civil rights case filed in the Southern District of New York, which went to trial and resulted in a jury verdict for the defendant. 

Publications

Société Générale’s $1.34 Billion Penalty Highlights the Importance of a Robust Compliance Function [Alert]

November 27, 2018

Martin Bloor, Linda Regis-Hallinan, and Rachel Collins Clarke discuss the $1.34 billion in penalties that are part of a settlement with federal and state authorities to resolve U.S. sanctions violations involving Cuba, Iran, and Sudan.

The Second Circuit Narrows the Extraterritorial Reach of the FCPA [Criminal Defense & Internal Investigations Alert]

August 27, 2018

Martin Bloor, Linda Regis Hallinan, Matthew Kinskey, and Dina Moussa discuss the Second Circuit's decision in United States v. Hoskins.

The New Enforcement Landscape for Financial Institutions [The Review of Banking & Financial]

January 01, 2014

Linda Regis-Hallinan, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Criminal Defense & Internal Investigations Practice Group, co-authored the article titled, "The New Enforcement Landscape for Financial Institutions" in The Review of Banking & Financial Services.

Education

  • Pace University School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 2000
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.S., 1988
  • New York

Hon. Barbara S. Jones, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York