Margot Laporte is a Litigation associate based in the Washington, D.C. office. Ms. Laporte’s practice focuses on securities regulation and cross-border enforcement matters, including matters involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), anti-money laundering laws and regulations, economic sanctions, insider trading and accounting fraud.
Ms. Laporte has represented public companies, audit committees, hedge funds, financial institutions and individuals in matters involving U.S. and foreign regulators, including the U.S. Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, as well as the French Autorité des marchés financiers and other foreign regulators. She has represented companies in both internal and regulatory anti-corruption and accounting-related investigations regarding conduct in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and Russia. more +
In addition, Ms. Laporte regularly advises global companies and financial institutions with respect to anti-corruption compliance policies, procedures and training, as well as with respect to anti-corruption due diligence relating to potential transactions and investments. She also provides ongoing advice and counseling to hedge funds and financial institutions in connection with matters involving securities trading, accounting and disclosure, and compliance with U.S. securities laws.
Ms. Laporte is a member of the firm’s Diversity Committee. She is fluent in French and proficient in Spanish.
Prior to joining Richards Kibbe & Orbe, Ms. Laporte was an associate at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP. She served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Sonia Sotomayor on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Named to the 2016 Capital Pro Bono High Honor Roll for her contribution of 100 hours or more to indigent clients and nonprofit organizations in need of legal representation.