We have helped companies around the world address some of their most pressing compliance and investigations concerns. Collectively having practiced at global law firms and corporations, and as prosecutors, we view compliance and investigations challenges from multiple angles to provide our clients with effective and practical solutions.
Angela Crawford is an experienced legal and compliance professional who has spent over two decades advising clients in a number of sectors, including life sciences, healthcare, food and beverage, retail, technology, manufacturing, education, and media and entertainment.
She regularly conducts investigations for public and private entities based on allegations of compliance and regulatory violations, corruption, bribery, fraud, and employee and third-party misconduct, and advises clients on the development, implementation, and enhancement of ethics and compliance programs, policies, and training. Angela has led well over 100 investigations, compliance reviews, risk assessments, and trainings in over 20 countries around the world.
After serving as a partner for a decade at DLA Piper, one of the world’s largest law firms, Angela co-founded Crawford & Acharya.
A former federal prosecutor, Angela is admitted to practice in Florida and Illinois. She is committed to community service and serves as a member of the American Bar Association, the Government Investigations & Civil Litigation Institute’s (“GICLI”) Diversity Initiative, the National Association of Black Compliance & Risk Management Professionals (“NABCRMP”), Northwestern University's Law School Fund Board (Chair) and Dean's Circle (Co-Chair), Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and First United Methodist Church of Miami's Leadership Board. Her interests include international travel, entrepreneurship, dogs, and wellbeing.
Lila Acharya is an experienced compliance and investigations attorney with a unique skillset developed from her work in private practice, the public sector, and in-house compliance roles in the life sciences and manufacturing sectors. After practicing as a litigator at Ropes & Gray in Boston and as a state prosecutor in Massachusetts, she moved to the United Kingdom in 2014. Lila has had a truly international practice for more than five years, working with multinational corporations on compliance challenges across the globe.
As a senior associate at Ropes & Gray LLP in London, she led cross-border investigations for several multinational clients. Her practice has also included conducting pre- and post-acquisition anti-corruption due diligence for private equity clients, conducting anti-corruption risk assessments, and providing compliance advisory services encompassing the FCPA and the UK Bribery Act.
In her roles as an in-house compliance attorney, she has investigated significant matters across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, developed a breadth of policies and procedures, conducted live training of hundreds of employees and third parties, and led the implementation of a third-party due diligence platform. Prior to co-founding the Firm, she was Senior Anti-Bribery and Corruption (ABC) Compliance Operations Counsel at Rolls-Royce plc, assisting with remediation after the company’s Deferred Prosecution Agreements with the US Department of Justice and UK Serious Fraud Office.
Lila is admitted to the Massachusetts bar and is a qualified solicitor in England and Wales. She is an avid runner (frequently joined by her two dogs), and has completed nine marathons and one ultra-marathon.Download Bio
Carol Pang is an experienced compliance and investigations attorney with an international and diverse perspective. Primarily raised and educated in Taiwan, she is fully bilingual in Mandarin Chinese and English, with law degrees and/or legal qualifications from Taiwan, Hong Kong and the United States. In addition to her significant compliance and investigations experience, she is also a well-rounded legal professional with prior corporate experience at Davis Polk in New York City.
As a senior associate at Ropes & Gray LLP in Hong Kong, she conducted cross-border investigations, risk assessments and compliance reviews for multinational clients in the life sciences sector and conducted due diligence for private equity clients, primarily related to anti-corruption (the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other local laws) in China and Asia. Earlier in her career, she was a corporate lawyer with experience in securities and private funds transactions.Download Bio
Samantha Sosa is a 2022 graduate of Boston University School of Law. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Florida, majoring in English Literature and minoring in Spanish to strengthen her fluency.
During law school, she obtained a concentration in Risk Management and Compliance, focusing her courses on corporate law and government investigations. She also participated in her school’s Compliance Policy Clinic, writing a thought leadership paper on the regulation of the high-value art industry and creating compliance guidelines for small long-term care facilities in the Boston area.
Samantha has worked as a law clerk at an immigration firm in Gainesville, Florida a litigation firm in Denver, Colorado, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Boston, Massachusetts. Samantha was an extern at Crawford & Acharya during law school, a law clerk upon graduation, and joined as an Associate in January 2023. She is admitted to practice law in Massachusetts.Download Bio