Emily Stark has significant experience representing companies in government and internal corporate investigations. She has substantial experience in matters involving the FCPA, anti-corruption compliance and risk assessments, as well as experience representing clients in anti-corruption investigations conducted by the World Bank. Ms. Stark regularly manages teams representing major multinational corporations in cross-border internal investigations, as well as civil and criminal investigations before the DOJ and SEC and has conducted internal investigations in the United States, Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America. 

Ms. Stark also frequently advises clients on the strength of their compliance programs and enhancements needed to mitigate risk. She counsels clients across a range of industries and geographies in regard to enhancing and updating anti-corruption policies and procedures, ensuring robust internal controls, and anti-corruption compliance training. 

In addition, Ms. Stark has experience working as a member of a DOJ-appointed independent compliance monitorship team, as well as experience representing companies undergoing monitorships. 

Ms. Stark maintains an active pro bono practice, which is largely focused on reproductive and LGBT rights, but also includes volunteering at pro bono legal clinics for low-income residents in the District of Columbia. 

Ms. Stark is an active member of WilmerHale's Diversity Committee and Women's Leadership Initiative Steering Committee. Prior to joining the firm, she was a law clerk to the Honorable Reggie B. Walton of the US District Court for the District of Columbia.

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  • Education

    • JD, American University, Washington College of Law, 2009

      magna cum laude Senior Articles Editor, American University Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law, Order of the Coif
    • BA, Law, Amherst College, 2004

      cum laude
  • Admissions

    • District of Columbia

    • Virginia

  • Clerkships

    • US District Court for the District of Columbia, 2010 - 2012



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