Greg is a member of the Litigation Department and is based in the Firm's Boston office. Greg's practice focuses on government enforcement matters, including advising and defending companies under investigation for actual or potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, U.S. economic sanctions, and U.S. export laws. However, Greg's practice also includes handling a wide variety of civil matters in state and federal courts, ranging from defending companies involved in complex commercial disputes to representing a prisoner in a civil rights lawsuit relating to his incarceration.
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
•Drafted FCPA-related policies, sections of employee handbooks, and due diligence questionnaires for various multi-national companies.
•Analyzed the FCPA risks associated with an international telecommunications company's expansion in various high-risk countries.
•Participated in the internal investigation of an aircraft company investigating potential bribes paid by employees and agents to high-ranking officials of a foreign government.
U.S. Export Laws and Economic Sanctions Programs
•Advised company with sales in Cuba, Iran and Syria on the impact of U.S. economic sanctions on the company's plan to enter the U.S. market.
•Conducted an internal investigation and assisted a client respond to a Commerce Department subpoena relating to the client's prior ownership of several Boeing 747s operating in Iran in violation of U.S. sanctions.
•Advised a private equity firm in connection with self-disclosing a portfolio company's violations of the sanctions against Syria.
•Advised a pharmaceutical company regarding the impact of the Burmese Sanction Regulations on its application for patents in Burma.
•Advised a U.S. pharmaceutical company regarding the export law implications of foreign nationals working with sensitive materials and technology regulated by the Commerce Department.
•Advised a hospital regarding the export law implications of shipping bio-specimens to overseas laboratories.
•Advised an insurance company regarding the impact of U.S. sanctions on the company's potential coverage of policyholders with assets in Iran.
Other Select Litigation Matters
•Pereira v. Leblanc, et al., Case No. 10-cv-10238 (United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts). Lead trial counsel in a week-long jury trial in federal court in which the firm represented a prisoner in the custody of the Massachusetts Department of Correction who alleged his civil rights were violated by several correctional officers.
•Represented various companies responding to SEC subpoenas, including preparing and defending employees interviewed or deposed by the SEC.
•Participated in the internal investigation of a public company investigating its former chief executive officer for potential embezzlement and accounting fraud.
•Represented a money manager in a week-long disciplinary hearing before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”).
Before Edwards Wildman
Prior to attending law school, Greg was a paralegal at Williams & Connolly LLP in Washington, D.C., where he worked for a team of white-collar defense attorneys representing the Chairman and CEO of a high-profile corporation who was on trial for accounting fraud. While in law school, Greg spent a summer working in the legal department of the Boston Red Sox.
Internal Investigations Guidance Note
The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
Edwards Wildman Client Advisory: China FCPA Case Shows That A Deferred Prosecution Agreement May Not Cap Reputational Risk And Expensive Legal Fees Anti-Corruption & Asset Recovery
November 1, 2013
Canada's Revamped Anti-Corruption Legislation Increases the Risk for Companies Doing Business North of the Border Anti-Corruption & Asset Recovery
October 16, 2013
Edwards Wildman's Steve Huggard and Greg Carey Author Article on Canada's Anti-Corruption Efforts in Law360
October 16, 2013
Edwards Wildman Client Advisory: Canada's Revamped Anti-Corruption Legislation Increases the Risk for Companies Doing Business North of the Border
October 15, 2013
Deferred Prosecution Agreements for Companies: A New Era in Criminal Justice in the UK?
Edwards Wildman Trio Examine Impact of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in Computer Magazine and Podcast
February 15, 2013
Edwards Wildman Issue's U.S. Export Laws and Related Trade Sanctions White Paper
Edwards Wildman Client Advisory: The Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission Publish Long-Awaited Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Guidance
Pro Bono Client VETSports, Inc. Recognizes Edwards Wildman at Annual Gala
May 19, 2014
Edwards Wildman Duo Examines Corruption in UK Off-Shore Territories in The Commonwealth Lawyer
February 15, 2013