Jefferson Klocke assists companies in complying with anti-bribery and other corruption related laws, including the UK Bribery Act and US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act as well as related transnational anti-corruption regimes, including anti-money laundering laws. His international regulatory compliance practice also spans export controls and economic sanctions.
Jefferson helps clients design, implement and evaluate global compliance programs, including training, risk assessments and due diligence on external business partner candidates. He also assists clients with internal and government investigations into potential breaches of company compliance policies and laws, including investigations and actions brought by UK and US enforcement authorities.
Jefferson is active in Steptoe's pro bono program. He handled trial preparation for a Section 1983 case in which the client alleged excessive force that violated his constitutional rights and helped minor refugees from Latin America obtain Special Immigrant Juvenile Status in the United States.
While jointly pursuing his J.D. and M.B.A., Jefferson provided legal counsel to four business start-ups through the McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship. He advised the start-ups on formation, taxation, equity and financing issues. He also worked as a consultant to help local businesses analyze and solve a variety of problems through the Eller Business Consulting Program.
- J.D., University of Arizona College of Law, 2015, magna cum laude; Order of the Coif, Note and Comment Editor, Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law
- M.B.A., University of Arizona, 2015, Eller College of Management
- B.M., University of Michigan, 2011, with honors
Areas of Work
International Law Advisory
January 21, 2020
By: Lucinda A. Low, Brittany Prelogar, Brigida Benitez, Wendy Wysong, Zoe Osborne, Steven J. Barber, Alexandra Melia, Susan Munro, Richard J. Battaglia, Ali Burney, Fernando Q. Merino, Rachel B. Peck, Nicholas Turner, Hena Schommer, Alexandra Baj, Jessica Piquet Megaw, Elizabeth Arkell, Jefferson Klocke, Yasmin Almeida, Yas Froemel, Veronica Ganzitti, Chris Han, Peter Ibrahim, Jessica D. Maneval, Lia Metreveli, Jillian Norton, Anthony Pan, Alexandrea Rahill, Ayushi Sharma, Troy Shephard, A. Cherie Tremaine, Stefan Tsakanakis, Meihui (May) Xiao, Lin Yang, Bo Yue
Member, Arizona Industry Fellow, Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry (2017-present)