Joseph Simpson


Joey focuses his practice on representing companies and individuals in criminal matters and parallel civil proceedings, as well as internal investigations. He has significant experience advising clients facing a variety of legal challenges, including those involving antitrust, U.S. export controls & sanctions and anti-money laundering regulations, and data privacy laws, as well as those arising under the False Claims Act. Joey also maintains an active pro bono practice and has appeared in state and immigration court on behalf of clients seeking asylum.

Joey received his J.D., cum laude, degree from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC, and his Bachelor of Science in business management from the University of Maryland R.H. Smith School of Business. While at Georgetown Law, Joey was a staff member of the Georgetown Technology Law Journal, where he published an article on the role of artificial intelligence in expanding access to mental health.

He was also a Barrister’s Council Appellate Advocacy member and was named Best Oralist at the 2017 New York University’s National Immigration Law Competition. In his final year at Georgetown, Joey was a student attorney with the Center for Applied Legal Studies Immigration Clinic, where he represented persons seeking asylum in immigration court.



Top DOJ Changes to its Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs [Alert]

March 07, 2023

As part of a sweeping revamp of its white collar criminal enforcement policies that began last year, the DOJ announced two significant changes last week.

DOJ Offering Increased Reductions in Fines to Incentivize Companies to Voluntarily Report Misconduct [Alert]

January 18, 2023

Nicole H. Sprinzen & Joseph Simpson discuss the Department of Justice's changes to its existing Corporate Enforcement Policy that will grant as much as a 75% reduction in fines for companies that voluntarily self-report wrongdoing.

Biden Administration Unveils New Strategy on Countering Corruption [Alert]

December 09, 2021

Martin S. Bloor and Joseph Simpson discuss the Biden administration's Strategy on Countering Corruption, guidance emphasizing the importance of responding to the threat of transnational corruption, and on preventing bad actors from using the United States and international financial systems to hide assets and launder money sourced from corrupt acts.

DOJ Prosecutes Fashion Company For Skirting Customs Tariffs - Could This Be The Hot New Trend? [Alert]

September 02, 2020

Danielle Garno, Rachel Collins Clarke, and Joseph Simpson discuss the DOJ's action against Ambiance Apparel and what it could mean for other fashion companies.

Companies Receiving PPP Funds Should Prepare for Audits, and Implement Compliance Now [Alert]

May 08, 2020

Nicole H. Sprinzen and Joseph Simpson discuss steps companies who took PPP funds should take now to prepare for audits by the SBA, Treasury, DOJ, or the FBI.


  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 2018
  • University of Maryland, B.S., 2008
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • U.S. District Court -- District of Columbia