Chavi Keeney Nana



Chavi Keeney Nana focuses her practice on government and internal corporate investigations and other criminal and enforcement matters. She has represented major multi-national corporations and financial institutions in civil and criminal investigations before the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission. She has experience in matters related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), money laundering, and insider trading. Ms. Nana regularly manages complex case teams, supervises multi-jurisdictional document reviews, and prepares for and conducts witness interviews.

Ms. Nana's pro bono practice focuses on civil litigation on behalf of trafficking victims. In this capacity, she has worked with a team to obtain a multi-million dollar judgment from a former diplomat employer, has settled two cases, and will soon try a third. She has also successfully argued two asylum petitions.

Recent Highlights

  • Represented a major corporation in an FCPA investigation involving conduct in the Middle East
  • Conducted an internal investigation for a large financial services organization into potential money laundering
  • Represented an oil services company in an FCPA investigation spanning multiple international operations
  • Conducted an internal investigation for a large financial services organization into suspected insider trading
  • Advised a major corporation in connection with a DOJ FCPA investigation related to a potential acquisition target

Past Experience

Prior to joining WilmerHale, Ms. Nana was a litigation associate with another firm in New York where she focused on a variety of litigation matters, as well as pro bono litigation on behalf of trafficked domestic workers. Ms. Nana served as the legal and policy assistant to the Special Gender Adviser to the Office of the Prosecutor for the International Criminal Court in The Hague, The Netherlands. In that role, Ms. Nana advised on law and policy related to sexual and gender-based crimes in international criminal law. She was a Senior Policy Officer at the Ministry of Justice, Kingdom of the Netherlands, and focused on issues of immigrant integration, women’s rights, and diversity.

Professional Activities

Ms. Nana is a member of the New York City Bar Association’s International Human Committee, as well as a liaison to the Domestic Violence Committee. She also sits on the Pro Bono Advisory Counsel for New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI).

Community Involvement

Ms. Nana is a Co-Vice President for Wellesley College, Class of 2000 and will serve as its President from June 2015-2020. She is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music.

Publications & News


February 7, 2017

Global Anti-Bribery Year-in-Review: 2016 Developments and Predictions for 2017

The past year was consequential for FCPA enforcement in numerous respects, including blockbuster penalties, new policy initiatives, and the SEC's first DPA with an individual for FCPA violations.

January 27, 2015

Global Anti-Bribery Year-in-Review: 2014 Developments and Predictions for 2015

The year 2014 witnessed several notable developments in the enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. In Global Anti-Bribery Year-in-Review: 2014 Developments and Predictions for 2015, WilmerHale attorneys discuss notable trends and developments in 2014, and look ahead to possible trends in 2015.

February 11, 2013

Consent and Connivance: The Criminal Liability 
of Directors and 
Senior Officers

An article by Elly Proudlock and Chavi Keeney Nana, published in the The In House Lawyer.

January 1, 2013

Sexual Violence

Catharine A. MacKinnon and Chavi Keeney Nana, pp. 359-364, in The Oxford Companion to Comparative Politics, Vol. 2, Joel Krieger, ed. Oxford University Press 2013


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JD, Yale Law School, 2009, Senior Editor, Yale Journal of International Law

MPhil, Development Studies, Oxford University, 2002, Marshall Scholar

BA, International Relations and German, Wellesley College, 2000

Bar Admissions

New York




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