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 has represented a variety of clients in matters involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), global ethics and compliance, and internal investigations. She has advised clients in a number of sectors, including life sciences, food and beverage, retail, technology, 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 compliance programs, policies, and training. Angela has led 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 Northwestern University Law School Fund Board, the Law 360 Compliance Editorial Advisory Board, the First United Methodist Church of Miami Finance Committee, and People Acting for Community Together. Her interests include international travel, entrepreneurship, dogs, and Muay Thai.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 UK 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. Most recently 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 Labradors), and has completed nine marathons and one ultra-marathon.Download Bio