Margot Benedict is an associate in the Litigation Department in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.
Margot’s practice encompasses a range of white-collar criminal matters, including internal corporate investigations and defense of clients before government enforcement agencies.
Margot has significant experience in conducting internal and government-facing cross-border investigations including navigating clients through Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigations. Margot has also advised clients on crisis management. In addition to corporate clients, Margot has also worked with individual clients to resolve potential criminal charges.
Margot graduated cum laude from the Georgetown University Law Center, where she was a Pro Bono Pledge Honoree, and an executive and submissions editor of the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics. During law school, Margot was a student advocate in the Federal Legislation Clinic, a student representative on the Faculty Professional Responsibility Committee and chair of the Georgetown Woman’s Legal Alliance’s academic committee. She also served as a law clerk for U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy and as a legal intern at the National Women’s Law Center.
Before law school,Margot was a litigation paralegal for an international firm. She earned a B.A. in Political Science from Yale University where she was the captain of the Varsity Women’s Sailing Team.Show More