Global Investigations Review Names Anthony Rapa to ‘40 Under 40’ List

(September 6, 2017, Washington, DC)Global Investigations Review has named Steptoe of counsel Anthony Rapa to its “40 Under 40” list for 2017. The list, featured in the magazine’s September issue, profiles 40 “accomplished young investigations lawyers who will help shape the future of this fast-evolving area of law.”

In a profile of his work, Mr. Rapa tells the editors that his career highlight thus far has been taking the lead role in an export control and sanctions due diligence effort for a client on a large acquisition. Mr. Rapa says the matter involved gaining an understanding of the company's products, customer base, and compliance practices and assessing potential risks for the client.

“As it happened, this became the subject of much contention between the two sides. I subsequently joined the deal team drafting contractual provisions and side agreements, negotiating with the target's deal team in the US and Europe and engaging in the occasional sharp exchange - which is always a highlight! Deal work is a completely different animal and is subject to sudden changes. The lead negotiators on both sides were quite impressive,” Mr. Rapa adds.

At Steptoe, Mr. Rapa is significantly engaged in the practice of international regulatory compliance, focusing on economic sanctions. His sanctions practice includes matters arising under US, EU, and UK economic sanctions regimes, including sanctions related to Russia and Iran. Mr. Rapa previously practiced in Steptoe's London office, and is qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales.

The full profile can be read at Global Investigations Review (subscription required).

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