Laurence A. Urgenson

Washington,  DC  U.S.A.
Phone202 263 3280

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  • Congressional Investigations & Crisis Management Global Anti-Corruption & FCPA Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • White Collar Defense & Compliance
  • Internal Investigations
Contact InfoTelephone: 202 263 3280
Fax: 202 263 5280
University City College of the City University of New York, B.B.A., 1968
Law SchoolBrooklyn Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1976 Member, National Moot Court Team, Recipient, Robert Morse Prize, Senior Editor, Brooklyn Law Review
Admitted1976, New York; 1997, District of Columbia

•Chairman, Board of Editors of the Business Crimes Bulletin (present)
•Vice Chairman, American Bar Association, Committee on White Collar Crime (1992-93)
•Vice Chairman, Chief Judge's Committee on Criminal Litigation, Eastern District of New York (1985-1988)
•Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Member, Criminal Advocacy and Criminal Operations Committees (1982-1984)
•Federal Bar Council, Member, Planning Committee (1984-1985)
•Adjunct Professor of Law, Trial Advocacy, Brooklyn Law School (1986-1989)
•Faculty, Practising Law Institute Trial Advocacy Program (1985-1986)


He has distinguished himself as an outstanding FCPA practitioner,... he has a terrific boardroom presence and a practical approach to dealing with issues and governments around the World.

Chambers USA 2014 Larry Urgenson is a co-leader of the firms' Global Anti-Corruption & FCPA practice. He is a member of the White Collar Defense & Compliance practice and works out of the Washington, DC office. Larry is widely recognized as one of the preeminent FCPA authorities in the United States. He has represented corporate and individual clients in FCPA and anti-corruption matters worldwide for nearly four decades. As noted in Chambers, Larry is known for his experience in high-stakes investigations (USA 2013) and offers incredible knowledge in the FCPA area... he has great judgment (USA 2012).

Recently, Larry was named Benchmark Litigation Star 2014, 2015. He was also recognized nationally as one of 8 FCPA Masters at the first annual Main Justice Best FCPA Lawyers Client Service Awards in 2013. Additionally, he is a sought-after writer and speaker on white collar matters and is currently the Chairman of the Board of Editors of the Business Crimes Bulletin.

Prior to joining private practice, Larry held key leadership positions at the US Department of Justice (DOJ). As the DOJ’s Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General, he primarily supervised the Fraud Section, General Litigation and Legal Advice Section, and Office of Policy and Management Analysis. Additionally, he testified before various congressional committees regarding the Department's white collar crime initiatives. He also served as the DOJ's Chief of the Fraud Section for the Criminal Division, where he advised US Attorneys on white collar crime issues, supervised the prosecution of bank, securities, and defense procurement frauds, and oversaw the FCPA Unit and the Defense Procurement Fraud Unit. Earlier in his career, Larry served as a Chief Assistant US Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. Larry received the Attorney General's Award for Distinguished Service and the Edmund J. Randolph award for Outstanding Service.


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Laurence A. Urgenson

1999 K Street, N.W.
WashingtonDC 20006-1101


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