Demme Doufekias

Partner | Washington D.C. | (202) 887-1553
(202) 887-1553

Demme Doufekias is a trial attorney whose practice focuses on matters involving complex government and internal investigations. As a member of the firm’s Investigations + White-Collar Defense practice, individuals and corporations seek Demme’s counsel through all phases of investigations and litigation, from proactive compliance counseling and due diligence through the simultaneous defense of criminal investigations, administrative proceedings, and civil litigation. She successfully defends clients in civil and criminal matters in federal and state trials.

Demme’s global investigations practice encompasses a number of substantive areas, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other anticorruption regimes, anti-money laundering, and criminal antitrust and securities violations. She has represented clients in cross-border investigations, including FCPA investigations and the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) investigations of price fixing in the auto parts and generic drug industries. Demme regularly represents pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies and has extensive experience with healthcare investigations and regulatory matters. Her experience includes counseling and defending clients in matters related to the U.S. Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, other federal healthcare laws, and transparency laws, such as the federal Physician Payments Sunshine Act. 

In addition to her investigations and healthcare practices, Demme maintains a robust civil litigation practice. Her experience includes conducting investigations and litigating on behalf of creditors’ committees and other constituents in federal bankruptcy matters and representing clients in state and U.S. civil trials.

When required, Demme has successfully defended her healthcare clients at trial, including obtaining a complete defense victory on behalf of a former pharmaceutical sales executive charged with violations of the federal Anti-Kickback Statute in a two-week jury trial in U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts (U.S. v. Bruens, et al).

Recently named to Global Investigations Review’s “Women in Investigations” 2018 survey, which recognizes the top 100 leading female investigations specialists from around the world, Demme leverages her position as a leading lawyer to advance women in the legal profession. She sits on the Development Committee of the Women’s White Collar Defense Association (WWCDA), promoting the common business and professional interests of women practicing in the legal fields of enforcement, compliance, and investigations as co-chair of the Chapter Subcommittee. Prior to law school, she worked in the White House Counsel’s Office during the Clinton administration, where she worked on various investigations by the Office of Independent Counsel, including Whitewater, campaign finance, presidential impeachment, and the activities of various Cabinet members.

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