Vanshika Vij

Vanshika Vij

Associate

Washington D.C., (202) 887-1558

Education

University of Michigan (B.A., 2009)
University of Texas, Austin (J.D., 2014)

Bar Admissions

Illinois
District of Columbia

Vanshika Vij focuses her practice on white collar criminal defense and internal investigations. She represents companies and individuals in connection with matters involving complex fraud, money laundering, and violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Ms. Vij also has significant experience advising on the regulatory risks associated with proposed mergers & acquisitions.

Ms. Vij is experienced in working with and defending clients in front of government agencies, including the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC). She has been deeply involved in several corporate cross-border investigations, and has also worked closely with individual clients on matters involving potential and actual criminal charges.

In addition to representing our clients in white collar-related matters and investigations, Ms. Vij is an active pro bono lawyer. Her representations include working to secure vacatur of conviction for a victim of human trafficking as well aiding a prisoner in applying for federal clemency.

While in law school, Ms. Vij clerked for the Honorable O-Gon Kwon at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in The Hague, Netherlands. She also previously clerked for the Texas Civil Rights Project in Austin, TX where she worked on a variety of impact litigation cases.

Ms. Vij received her J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law where she was the Associate Editor for the Texas Journal of Civil Liberties & Civil Rights and an Editorial Board Member of the Rapoport Center’s Working Paper Series. Additionally, she was a research assistant for Professor Susan Klein on issues of plea bargaining under federal criminal law.

Representative Matters

  • Financial Institution: Representing a company and several of its employees in connection with the Special Counsel’s investigation into matters involving Paul Manafort, and the related 2018 trial in the Eastern District of Virginia.
  • Telecommunications Company Executive: Representing a former executive of a telecommunications company in connection with a DOJ and SEC investigation concerning alleged FCPA violations.
  • Oil Services Company. Worked on team representing a U.S.-based oil services company in connection with a global anti-corruption investigation involving U.S. and Brazilian authorities into alleged FCPA violations arising from the company’s dealings with Petrobras.
  • Multinational Pharmaceutical Company.Worked on team representing a global pharmaceutical company in connection with a joint DOJ and SEC investigation of alleged violations of the FCPA.
  • Pharmaceutical Company Executive.Worked on team representing a U.S.-based pharmaceutical company executive in a federal criminal prosecution resulting from an alleged scheme to provide kickbacks to healthcare providers and defraud healthcare insurers.

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