Former Federal Prosecutor Jeff Beatrice Joins Steptoe

(October 6, 2017, Washington, DC) — Steptoe & Johnson LLP is pleased to announce that former federal prosecutor Jeff Beatrice has joined the firm as a partner in its Washington office. Mr. Beatrice will focus on export controls, economic sanctions, anti-money laundering (AML), and firearms industry regulatory matters, particularly internal investigations and government enforcement in these areas.

Mr. Beatrice brings substantial first-chair trial experience, having served as an assistant US attorney (AUSA) in the District of Columbia for more than 15 years. During that time, he served as lead counsel in 36 felony jury trials, including cases involving white-collar crimes, money laundering, export controls and national security related offenses, and RICO enterprises. Mr. Beatrice held several supervisory positions as an AUSA including deputy chief of the national security section, special counsel for national security to the US Attorney, deputy chief of the organized crime and narcotics trafficking section, and senior litigation counsel. Mr. Beatrice earned numerous Department of Justice special achievement awards for superior performance, and special recognition awards from federal law enforcement agencies. In 2010, Mr. Beatrice joined Citigroup, where he became a managing director and general counsel for anti-money laundering, overseeing Citi’s AML compliance, investigations and enforcement matters.

“Jeff’s substantial experience with government investigations and criminal trials will further deepen the bench of talent in two of our most prominent practice areas, our International Regulation & Compliance and Government Investigations and Enforcement Groups,” said Steptoe Chair Phil West.

Mr. Beatrice commented: “Steptoe has a strong brand and talented team of lawyers providing international regulatory assistance and conducting internal investigations and defense of government enforcement actions. I’m delighted to be joining the firm and having an opportunity to collaborate with such experienced professionals in providing a full suite of services to our clients doing business in a challenging international regulatory environment.”

Steptoe has one of the largest and most experienced International Regulation & Compliance teams of any major international law firm in the world with 30 lawyers dedicated to this practice in offices around the globe. The team covers regulatory requirements such as export controls, economic sanctions, anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, customs and immigration, and investment reviews by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). The group has earned rankings and recommendations from Global Investigations Review, WorldECR, Chambers Global, Chambers USA, Chambers Asia-Pacific, Chambers Latin America, The Legal 500, Law360, and China Law & Practice.

Steptoe’s Government Investigations and Enforcement Group has earned a national reputation as a go-to firm for boards, audit committees, special committees, companies, and other institutions in need of outside counsel to handle government investigations, sensitive internal investigations, and compliance reviews. The group has been recognized for its preeminence in corporate criminal defense and investigations by Chambers USA, The Legal 500, and Law360, and in June was named the Washington Legal Department of the Year in White-Collar Crime by The National Law Journal.

Mr. Beatrice earned his bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and his law degree from Suffolk University.

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