- Anti-Money Laundering & Asset Forfeiture
- Corporate & Securities Litigation
- Corporate Governance
- Cyber and National Security
- FCPA and International Anti-Bribery
- False Claims Act
- White Collar Defense and Investigations
- Financial Regulation
- Health Care Fraud Strike Force
- OFAC and Export Control
- Pharmaceutical Regulation and Compliance
- Securities Enforcement & Investigations
|Contact Info||Telephone: 202 862 2253|
Fax: 202 862 2400
|University ||Hobart and William Smith Colleges, B.A., with honors, 1989|
|Law School||Vermont Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1994|
|Admitted||1995, Massachusetts; 1996, New York and District of Columbia; U.S. District Court, District of Columbia|
Bret Campbell is a partner in the White Collar Defense and Investigations group in the Washington, D.C., office. Bret represents clients in a broad range of complex criminal, regulatory, and civil litigation matters involving international corruption and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, money laundering and export controls, as well as securities, healthcare, accounting, and commercial fraud. He has extensive experience managing internal corporate investigations and cross-border criminal and regulatory matters, often in proceedings before the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
In addition to his litigation practice, Bret conducts FCPA and regulatory compliance due diligence reviews in connection with mergers, acquisitions, and other complex corporate transactions. He has directed numerous global due diligence reviews of proposed investments and business combinations in industries and jurisdictions presenting significant risks of corruption and fraud.
Bret also advises clients on corporate governance issues and on the implementation of compliance codes. He helps companies assess risks in their international operations, and counsels on the development and implementation of policies, procedures, and systems designed to prevent and detect potential violations of law. Bret regularly provides training on FCPA and related issues to his clients' legal, compliance and internal audit departments.
Bret writes and speaks frequently on regulatory, criminal law, and compliance issues, and serves as a faculty member of Seton Hall Law School's Healthcare Compliance Certification Program. He has spoken at events for the American Conference Institute, the Pharmaceutical Compliance Congress and Best Practices Forum, the Practising Law Institute, the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics, the Pharmaceutical Internal Audit Forum, and has co-chaired the American Conference Institute's annual conference on FCPA & Anti-Corruption for the Life Sciences Industry.
He received a B.A., with honors, in 1989 from Hobart College, and a J.D., cum laude, in 1994 from Vermont Law School. Bret is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, the State of New York, and the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
News & Resources
• Cadwalader Launches Health Care Fraud Strike Force Jun 24, 2015
• Cadwalader Partner Bret Campbell on Being Caught Between a Great Wall and a Hard Place Mar 03, 2014
• 2012 Burton Awards for Legal Achievement Jun 12, 2012
Clients & Friends Memos
• UK Financial Conduct Authority Issues Final Rules Concerning Whistleblowers Oct 14, 2015
• UK Issues Sentencing Guideline for Individuals Convicted of White-Collar Offenses Aug 01, 2014
• ACI's 32nd International Conference on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Nov 16, 2015
• Canadian Court Hands Down First Prison Sentence Under Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act Jun 03, 2014
SEC Enforcement Advisor
• SEC Announces Largest Ever Whistleblower Award, Awards $30 Million to Foreign Whistleblower Oct 01, 2014
White Collar Defense and Investigations Advisor
• AML Guidance Issued for Banks Seeking to Service Marijuana-Related Businesses Feb 27, 2014
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UK Financial Conduct Authority Issues Final Rules Concerning Whistleblowers
Bret A. Campbell,Joseph V. Moreno,Katherine Preston,Kenneth L. Wainstein, October 23, 2015
On October 6, 2015, the UK Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) issued final rules formalizing whistleblower procedures to be implemented by certain banks, building societies, credit unions, investment firms, and insurance and reinsurance companies.1 While the FCA’s final rules do...
New DOJ Policy Regarding Individual Accountability for Corporate Wrongdoing
Jodi L. Avergun,Raymond Banoun,Bret A. Campbell,Peter B. Clark,Adam S. Lurie, September 14, 2015
On September 9, 2015, the U.S. Department of Justice announced a new policy regarding individual accountability for corporate misconduct. The policy, described in a memo authored by Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates1, posits that “one of the most effective ways to combat corporate...
D.C. Circuit Upholds Attorney-Client Privilege Again in In re Kellogg Brown & Root, Inc.
Jodi L. Avergun,Bret A. Campbell,Adam S. Lurie,Katherine Preston, August 19, 2015
On August 11, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit granted a petition by Kellogg Brown & Root, Inc. (“KBR”) for a writ of mandamus in order to protect KBR’s assertion of attorney-client privilege over its prior internal investigation of alleged violations of...
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