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 US Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission. She has experience in matters related to the FCPA, money laundering and ESG compliance. Ms. Nana regularly leads complex, multi-jurisdictional and -lingual case teams to investigate conduct in the Middle East, Europe, Africa and Asia. Ms. Nana collaborates with in-house executive, compliance and strategy teams to conduct risk assessments and subsequently build and test comprehensive compliance programs, particularly those related to anti-corruption and supply chain compliance. Ms. Nana has experience resolving criminal and civil investigations matters with various domestic and international enforcement authorities; she has also supported a multinational company in the successful completion of a DOJ-appointed monitorship. 

Ms. Nana's pro bono practice focuses on civil litigation on behalf of trafficking victims. In this capacity, she has obtained several substantial settlements for her clients, including a multi-million-dollar judgment from a former diplomat employer. She has also successfully argued three asylum petitions. Ms. Nana has been an Adjunct Professor at Cardozo Law School since 2018, where she teaches a course on corporate criminal liability and the FCPA.

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. 

Ms. Nana is a member of the ABA’s Young Lawyers for Anti-Corruption Committee, a Co-President of the Wellesley College Class of 2000, and a member of the Atlantic Council’s New American Engagement Initiative.


    • Represented a mining company in an FCPA and money laundering investigation involving conduct in Africa, South America and Europe. 
    • Represented a major corporation in an FCPA investigation involving conduct in the Middle East, supported corporation through a DOJ-appointed monitorship. 
    • Conducted an internal investigation for a major corporation involving potential use of forced labor in supply chains. 
    • Designed and executed multiple FCPA- and human rights–related risk assessments for companies of all sizes and across multiple industries. 
    • Advised numerous clients on the design, drafting and revision of compliance program framework materials. 
    • 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. 

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  • Education

    • 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

  • Admissions

    • New York

  • Languages

    • Dutch

    • German