Areas of Practice
- International Regulation & Compliance
- FCPA / Anti-Corruption
- International Arbitration
- Business and Human Rights
- Government & Internal Investigations
- Harvard Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2002, Associate Editor, International Law Journal
- Institut d’Etudes Politiques, Strasbourg, France, Certificate of European Political Studies, 1999
- Kansas State University, B.A., summa cum laude, 1998
Bar & Court Admissions
- District of Columbia
- New York
Washington DC 20036
TEL: +1 202 429 5518
FAX: +1 202 429 3902
Brittany Prelogar is a partner in Steptoe’s Washington office, where she is Co-Chair of the firm’s International Regulation & Compliance Group. Her practice focuses on internal and government investigations, anti-corruption and human rights compliance matters, and international disputes.
Internal and Government Investigations
Ms. Prelogar conducts internal investigations into alleged Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations, accounting and securities fraud, and other claims of misconduct by corporate managers. She has represented individuals and companies in investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, and US Department of Justice.
Anticorruption and Human Rights Compliance
Ms. Prelogar has advised clients in a variety of industries and locales, including in Africa, Europe, Asia, and Latin America, on their compliance obligations under the FCPA and related laws. She regularly conducts on-site risk assessments and third-party audits, develops policies and procedures, benchmarks and audits compliance programs for best practices and effectiveness, trains client management and other personnel, counsels clients on due diligence and safeguards in third party relationships and other transactions, and advises on a variety of other anticorruption and human rights compliance-related matters.
Ms. Prelogar counsels and represents clients in connection with a variety of international disputes. She has represented clients in international arbitrations under International Chamber of Commerce and International Centre for Dispute Resolution rules. She also has advised clients in matters related to the Alien Tort Claims Act.
Prior to joining Steptoe, Ms. Prelogar was an associate in an international law firm, where she gained experience in a broad range of litigation matters in US federal and state courts, in internal and government investigations, in international arbitration, and in project finance. She has lived and worked in Paris and Cameroon.
Ms. Prelogar’s pro bono experience includes the successful representation of several individuals seeking asylum and U visas in the United States. She also has analyzed international anti-corruption developments and war crimes tribunals for non-profit organizations.
- Listed, Global Investigations Review's Women in Investigations: One Hundred Investigation Specialists from Around the World, 2015
Select News & Events
- Effective Benchmarks for Your Anti-Corruption Compliance Program, The Knowledge Group, March 8, 2017
- "Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: Practical Steps for Compliance," Export Expo, December 9, 2016
- Conducting Effective FCPA Risk Assessments, Society of Corporate Ethics and Compliance Boston Regional Conference, November 12, 2015
- Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), Federal Publications Seminars, October 26, 2015
- GIR Names Lucinda Low, Brittany Prelogar to ‘Women in Investigations’
- US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: Implications for the Fashion Industry, Federal Bar Association's 2015 Fashion Law Conference, March 20, 2015
- The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, 2014 International Contracting Week, Federal Publications Seminars, October 20, 2014
- Steptoe Announces Promotion of 13 Lawyers
- How to Handle Distribution and Agency Issues in International Commercial Arbitration, American University Washington College of Law’s Eighth Annual Seminar