Areas of Practice
  • French
  • 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

Brittany Prelogar

1330 Connecticut Avenue, NW
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. 

International Disputes

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.

Other Experience

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.


  • The National Law Journal, DC Rising Stars, 2017
  • Global Investigations Review, "Women in Investigations: One Hundred Investigation Specialists From Around the World," 2015

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