Dale Chakarian Turza

Washington,  DC  U.S.A.
Phone202 862 2261

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Practice Areas

  • Anti-Money Laundering & Asset Forfeiture
  • Business Fraud & White Collar Defense
  • Commercial Bribery & FCPA
  • Corporate Governance
  • Cyber and National Security
  • FCPA and International Anti-Bribery
  • Government & Internal Investigations and Defense
  • International Litigation
  • OFAC and Export Control
  • Securities Enforcement & Investigations
Contact InfoTelephone: 202 862 2261
Fax: 202 862 2400
University Connecticut College, B.A., summa cum laude, 1971; Columbia University, M.A., 1974
Law SchoolGeorgetown University, J.D., 1978
Admitted1978, District of Columbia; 1979, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit; 1982, U.S. Supreme Court

Dale Chakarian Turza is a partner in Cadwalader's White Collar Defense and Investigations Group, resident in the Washington, D.C. office. Dale is a recognized expert in international corruption laws and initiatives, including the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, commercial and arms exports controls, economic sanctions and embargoes, foreign boycotts, national security issues related to conducting business in security sensitive arenas, and other enforcement areas related to international trade.

She also advises clients regarding enforcement, compliance and corporate governance matters. She regularly represents clients before the United States Departments of Justice, State, Treasury (including the Office of Foreign Assets Control), Defense, and Commerce and the Securities and Exchange Commission. Dale represents a diverse group of clients that includes defense contractors, industrial companies, financial institutions, including the World Bank and International Finance Corporation, financial services companies and news organizations.

Prior to joining Cadwalader, Dale was a partner with Clifford Chance and its predecessor law firm, Rogers & Wells. She frequently publishes articles for newspapers and professional journals in her areas of practice, including the New York Law Journal and Asia Law, and is also a regular panel participant and moderator for the American Bar Association (ABA) and other organizations. She has also appeared as a legal expert on CNN and FOX News.

Dale is a member of the District of Columbia Bar, the Bar Association of the District of Columbia, and the ABA, where she is past Vice Chairman of its Task Force on International Standards for Foreign Corrupt Practices and past Vice Chairman of the Task Force on Professional Responsibilities Regarding Money Laundering. Dale serves as Vice-Chairman of NS2 Serves, a charitable organization offering training and employment assistance to recent veterans of U.S. national security missions. She is the past President of the Alumni Association of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) of Columbia University in New York, Chairman Emeritus of the GSAS Alumni Board of Directors, and a Columbia University Alumni Medalist. She is also a past Trustee of Connecticut College.

She received her B.A., summa cum laude, from Connecticut College for Women, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa; her M.A. from Columbia University, where she earned the distinction of being a Zohrab Scholar; and her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, where she was Editor of the Journal of Law and Policy in International Business.

Dale is admitted to practice in Washington, D.C., as well as the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.

News & Resources


News Releases

Cadwalader Advises Forbes Media LLC on Majority Stake Sale to International Investors

Jul 18, 2014

Recent Press

Derivatives (and Kalashnikovs) Get Sanctions Relief

Aug 02, 2014


Clients & Friends Memos

The Bribery Act 2010: Are You Ready?

Jun 30, 2011


White Collar Crime, 2011 - A Year in Review

Jun 01, 2012


SAP NS2 Solutions Summit

Oct 30, 2014

Risk Management and Regulatory Examination/Compliance Seminar

Oct 07, 2014

National Institute on International Regulation and Compliance: FCPA, Economic Sanctions & Export Control

Oct 01, 2014

The American Bar Association's 28th Annual National Institute on White Collar Crime

Mar 05, 2014

Global Export Controls Summit

Oct 14, 2013

Iran Sanctions Intensive

Sep 16, 2013

OFAC Boot Camp

Dec 05, 2012

Industrial & National Security Compliance

Nov 14, 2012


FCPA Advisor

Will Independent Directors Be on the Hook for Failure of Internal Controls in FCPA Cases?

Jul 15, 2013

Allianz To Pay $12.3M To Settle SEC's Bribery Allegations

Dec 19, 2012

DOJ and SEC Issue FCPA Guidance

Nov 19, 2012

FCPA Allegations Involving Customs Clearance in Kazakhstan

Jun 11, 2012

Lindsey Manufacturing's Conviction Overturned

Dec 05, 2011

With Publication of Final Guidance, UK Bribery Act to Go Into Effect on July 1, 2011

Apr 15, 2011

U.K. Ministry of Justice Further Delays Implementation of Bribery Act

Feb 03, 2011

New Compliance Criteria Set in Sentencing Guidelines

Nov 30, 2010

ABB Entities Resolve FCPA Investigation

Nov 30, 2010

Panalpina, Shell, Four Oil Services Companies Settle FCPA Charges

Nov 30, 2010

Intermediaries Indicted for Involvement in Scheme to Bribe Mexican Officials

Sep 29, 2010

U.K. Ministry of Justice Releases Guidance on Bribery Act

Sep 29, 2010

Department of Justice Issues FCPA Opinion Procedure Release on the Definition of the term “Foreign Official”

Sep 03, 2010

Alliance One and Universal Corp Settle DOJ, SEC Charges; Former Country Manager of Alliance One Pleads Guilty

Aug 16, 2010

Giffen Pleads Guilty to Misdemeanor Tax Violation 7 Years After FCPA-Indictment; His Merchant Bank Pleads Guilty to FCPA Felony

Aug 16, 2010

Department of Justice Issues Second FCPA Opinion Procedure Release for 2010 Regarding Government Compelled Grants and Due Diligence

Aug 02, 2010

GE Agrees to Pay $23.4 Million to SEC to Settle FCPA Charges

Jul 29, 2010

Implementation of U.K. Bribery Act Delayed Until April 2011

Jul 26, 2010

ENI and Snamprogetti Settle Criminal and Civil Charges Related to the Bonny Island Project in Nigeria; JGC Corporation Discloses Settlement Discussions

Jul 15, 2010

Breuer Cautiously Approaches Costly FCPA Cases

Jul 02, 2010

Financial Reform Bill Compensates Whistleblowers Assisting the SEC

Jul 02, 2010

Technip Enters into DPA with DOJ, Pays $338 Million Settlement

Jul 02, 2010

First DOJ FCPA Opinion Procedure Release in 2010

Jul 02, 2010

Department of Justice Guidance on Company Disputes with Corporate Monitors

Jul 02, 2010

SEC Enforcement Advisor

SEC Announces Largest Ever Whistleblower Award, Awards $30 Million to Foreign Whistleblower

Oct 01, 2014

Second Circuit Holds that Anti-Retaliation Provisions of Dodd Frank Act Have No Extraterritorial Application

Aug 20, 2014

Gatekeepers In the Enforcement Spotlight

May 22, 2014

SEC Announces Second Set of Whistleblower Awards

Jul 01, 2013

The SEC's New Policy on Seeking Admissions in Settlements

Jun 28, 2013

White Collar Defense and Investigations Advisor

AML Guidance Issued for Banks Seeking to Service Marijuana-Related Businesses

Feb 27, 2014

SEC Issues Guidance on Conflict Minerals Rule

Jun 10, 2013

U.S. and Chinese Regulators Sign Historic Memorandum of Understanding Regarding Enforcement Cooperation

May 31, 2013

Southern District of New York Orders Chevron CEO and General Counsel to Testify in RICO Suit Related to $18 Billion Ecuadorian Judgment

May 28, 2013

European Union Pending Legislation Requiring Additional Transparency from Extractive Industries

May 20, 2013

A Brief Primer for Corporate Social Media Disclosures in Light of the SEC's Recent Guidance on Regulation FD

Apr 08, 2013

The Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program: An Analysis of the SEC's Second Annual Report, Best Practices for Dealing with Whistleblowers, and Recent Cases Interpreting the Scope of the Anti-Retaliation Provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act

Dec 10, 2012

SEC Issues Resource Extraction Rule

Sep 21, 2012

SEC Issues Conflict Minerals Rule

Aug 29, 2012

The Evolving Obligations of Public Companies to Disclose Cyber-Intrusions

Jul 09, 2012

Justice Department Establishes Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities Working Group

Jan 31, 2012

The Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Provisions: Considerations for Effectively Preparing for and Responding to Whistleblowers

May 26, 2011

FinCEN Issues Final Rule on Foreign Bank Account Reporting (FBAR)

Mar 01, 2011

European Court of Justice Declares Corporate Communications With In-House Counsel Not Protected by Legal Professional Privilege

Sep 17, 2010

Barclays Bank PLC Forfeits $298 Million for Violations of U.S. Economic Sanctions; U.S. Judge Questions Use of DPA, Lack of Individuals Prosecuted

Aug 19, 2010

The Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability and Divestment Act of 2010

Jul 26, 2010

New Whistleblower Compensation Enacted for Securities and FCPA Disclosures

Jul 26, 2010

SEC and Goldman Sachs Agree to Settle Historic Market-Crisis Enforcement Action

Jul 19, 2010

Supreme Court Limits Application of the Honest Services Fraud Statute

Jul 15, 2010


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Dale Chakarian Turza

700 Sixth Street, N.W.
WashingtonDC 20001


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