Lauren A. Navarro

Associate | San Francisco

lnavarro@mofo.com | (415) 268-6671

lnavarro@mofo.com
(415) 268-6671

Lauren Navarro is an associate in the firm’s Investigations + White Collar Criminal Defense group and a member of the FCPA + Global Anti-Corruption practice.

Lauren’s practice focuses on complex white-collar criminal matters, including defending clients facing U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforcement proceedings and conducting internal investigations with and without parallel government investigations. Lauren also regularly advises clients on compliance issues including anti-corruption, global risk assessments, training, third party due diligence, and the development of effective, risk-based compliance programs. Lauren also has experience in-house after working for six months as an investigator in the Ethics & Integrity group at a large, multi-national software company. 

Lauren has also worked on commercial litigation matters and has experience taking depositions, drafting discovery-related pleadings and motions, and managing document reviews and productions. In addition, Lauren is an active member of the firm’s pro bono practice.

Lauren received her J.D. with pro bono distinction from Stanford Law School, where she was an advanced clinical student in the Stanford Community Law Clinic. While at Stanford, she was also an associate editor of the Stanford Journal of Law, Business and Finance, and the co-Vice President of Community Service and Social Justice for the Women of Stanford Law. She received her B.A. in International Development Studies, with a minor in Political Science, cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, Los Angeles.

While in law school, Lauren was a legal intern for the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Southern District of New York.

Representative Experience

Compliance Program Reviews and Risk Assessments
  • DOJ FCPA Monitorship. 
    Worked on the U.S. Monitorship Team for the DOJ-appointed independent corporate compliance monitor for a large South American company in the wake of a multi-jurisdictional resolution of one of the largest bribery schemes in history.
  • Global Risk Assessment and Program Review.
    Assisted a Fortune 500 company with significant operations in the U.S. and abroad with a global compliance program review and continue to work closely with the client on implementation of remedial measures and recommendations from the assessment.
  • Global Risk Assessment.
    Assisted a technology company with significant international operations in conducting an anti-corruption risk assessment to evaluate risk across subject areas and across jurisdictions.
  • Compliance Program Review.
    Assisted a UK-based technology company with a comprehensive compliance program review and benchmarking analysis and drafted new policies and procedures for the company in connection with the review.
Investigations
  • FCPA Investigation in Mexico.
    Assisted a privately held, U.S.-based company with a government-facing FCPA investigation involving conduct in Mexico.
  • Government-Facing Investigation.
    Assisted a leading U.S.-company in a government-facing inquiry related to conduct in the Middle East.
  • FCPA Investigation in South Africa.
    Assisted a leading U.S. company in a high-profile multi-jurisdictional government-facing bribery investigation in Africa.
  • Internal FCPA Investigation in Latin America.
    Assisted a publicly-traded software company with an internal investigation involving conduct in its Latin American operations.
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