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 24 years advising global companies in several sectors, including life sciences, healthcare, food and beverage, retail and apparel, software and technology, manufacturing and extractives, non-profit, and consulting.
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 in February 2020.
A former federal prosecutor, Angela is admitted to practice in Florida and Illinois. She is committed to professional and community service and serves as a member of the American Bar Association, the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity’s Fellows Program, the Government Investigations & Civil Litigation Institute’s (“GICLI”) Diversity Initiative, the National Association of Black Compliance & Risk Management Professionals’ (“NABCRMP”) Board of Directors, 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. Angela has been selected as a participant in the U.S. SBA’s 2023 THRIVE Program—an executive-level training series designed to accelerate the growth of high-potential small businesses across the U.S. Her interests include international travel, entrepreneurship, dogs, and wellbeing.Download Bio
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 10 marathons and one ultra-marathon.Download Bio
Sarah Walsh is a trial attorney with over 15 years of experience representing individuals and organizations in government enforcement, compliance, internal investigations, complex business litigation, and employment matters. As counsel at Jackson Lewis and partner at Robins Kaplan, she served various industries including healthcare, financial services, technology, and colleges and universities. She has represented clients in civil and criminal trials and matters, including enforcement actions and investigations undertaken by the U.S. Department of Justice, Securities Exchange Commission, the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, local District Attorney’s Offices and various other government agencies.
Sarah is also committed to her pro bono practice and has done work on behalf of indigent criminal defendants, clients facing immigration matters and on behalf of various non-profit institutions. She is a board member for the Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts, a member of the Steering Committee of the White Collar Section for the Boston Bar Association and a member of the Boston chapter of the Women in White Collar Defense Association.
Sarah is admitted to the Massachusetts bar and enjoys spending her time outside of work with her family, at the beach and supporting all forms of performing arts.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.
She has conducted compliance investigations and provided compliance advisory services to companies across a broad range of sectors. She has extensive experience in ethics and compliance (“E&C”) in general, with particular experience in anti-corruption compliance.
As a senior associate at Ropes & Gray LLP in Hong Kong, she focused on internal investigations and due diligence related to anti-corruption in China. Earlier in her career, she was a corporate lawyer with experience in securities and private funds transactions at Davis Polk in New York City.Download Bio
Samantha Sosa joined Crawford & Acharya as an associate in 2023. During law school, she obtained a concentration in Risk Management and Compliance and participated in the Compliance Policy Clinic and Wrongful Convictions Practicum. She has supported internal investigations and compliance program assessments and advised on ethics and compliance matters.
Samantha is admitted to the Massachusetts bar and fluent in Spanish.Download Bio