Dale Chakarian Turza is a partner in Cadwalader's Business Fraud and Complex Litigation 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 the its Task Force on International Standards for Foreign Corrupt Practices and past Vice Chairman of the Task Force on Professional Responsibilities Regarding Money Laundering. She is the President of the Alumni Association of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) of Columbia University in New York, Chairman 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.