Bethany Hengsbach: Lawyer with Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Bethany Hengsbach


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Practice Areas

  • Government Contracts, Investigations & International Trade
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act - FCPA
  • Litigation
  • White Collar Defense and Corporate Investigations
  • Healthcare
  • Aerospace and Defense
  • Communications
  • Digital Business
  • Entertainment, Technology, and Advertising
University University of Illinois, B.A., with distinction, 1994
Law SchoolCornell University, University of Paris IV, Panthéon-Sorbonne, Institute of International and Comparative Law, 1995; DePaul University, J.D., 1997 Member and Citation Editor, DePaul University Journal of Health Care Law, Two-time Recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award, Dean's Scholar
Admitted1997, Illinois; 2006, California; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit


•Member, American Bar Association

•Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association


Ms. Hengsbach is a partner in the Government Contracts, Investigations & International Trade Practice Group in the firm's Los Angeles office.

Areas of Practice

Ms. Hengsbach specializes in government investigations and compliance, with an emphasis on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Ms Hengsbach represents businesses and individuals in enforcement actions brought by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission. She has also conducted numerous internal investigations and compliance inquiries for several U.S. and foreign corporations, and designs and implements compliance programs including policies and procedures, training, and internal controls.


•Main Justice Best FCPA Lawyers, 2013

•One of only 25 attorneys nationwide selected for the 2008-2009 American Bar Association Leadership Academy. Ms. Hengsbach was nominated for selection into the Academy by Senior Corporate Counsel for Northrop Grumman.


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DOJ’s FCPA Enforcement Power Gets A Big Boost
Bethany Hengsbach, August 6, 2014
In 2011, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) stated that “[i]t’s not necessarily the wisest move for a company” to challenge the definition of “foreign official” under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”), and that “[q]uibbling over...
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Bethany Hengsbach

Forty-Third Floor, 333 South Hope Street
Los AngelesCA 90071-1448


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