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Audrey Laning Ingram

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Audrey Laning Ingram is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office. Her practice focuses on representing clients involved in complex cross-border transactions, advising on regulatory risks including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, UK Bribery Act, insider trading, economic sanctions, accounting fraud and money laundering.

Ms. Ingram has represented companies and senior executives in both internal and regulatory investigations regarding conduct in Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America. She has developed and executed detailed work plans, conducted witness interviews and presented to regulators regarding these investigations. more +

Ms. Ingram regularly advises international companies regarding their corporate compliance programs. She has drafted compliance policies and procedures, conducted compliance assessments, prepared training materials and conducted trainings for high-risk employees, agents and compliance personnel. Ms. Ingram also regularly advises clients on anti-corruption, sanctions and anti-money laundering due diligence in connection with corporate acquisitions, other business transactions and the use of third-party agents.

Ms. Ingram earned her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center where she served as Administrative Editor for the American Criminal Law Review. Prior to joining RK&O, Ms. Ingram was an associate at Sidley Austin LLP. Ms. Ingram is a member of the Women’s White Collar Bar Association. She is admitted to practice in Maryland and the District of Columbia.


  • Represented a Demand Committee of a global financial services institution with respect to shareholder derivative demands alleging that officers and directors breached their fiduciary duties by failing to respond adequately to red flags of money laundering violations.
  • Represented the Audit Committee of Och-Ziff in its recent FCPA investigation, DOJ and SEC resolution and compliance review.
  • Represented the Board of Petrobras, the Brazilian state-controlled oil company, in government investigations and civil litigation in the U.S. and Brazil.
  • Advised multi-billion dollar investment funds on anti-corruption, sanctions and anti-money laundering risk analysis and due diligence with respect to acquisitions of shipping, oil and gas, manufacturing and infrastructure businesses. 
  • Represented senior employees of telecommunications companies with respect to FCPA investigations conducted by the DOJ and SEC into business practices in Uzbekistan.
  • Represented a senior executive of a global financial institution with respect to an FCPA investigation conducted by the DOJ and SEC into Chinese real estate investments. 
  • Developed an anti-corruption, sanctions and anti-money laundering compliance program for real estate investment firm pursuing opportunities in the CIS region. 
  • Advised a multi-billion dollar investment fund with respect to FCPA compliance processes and transactional due diligence undertaken by a portfolio company doing business with a Venezuelan government entity.
  • Represented senior executives of leading financial institutions in litigation arising out of the offer and sale of residential mortgage-backed securities.
  • Represented senior securities industry professionals in SEC investigations of structured product transactions. 
  • Advised a global hedge fund regarding a large transaction involving investment in a non-U.S. shipping company with Cuba-related shipping lines.
  • Advised a global hedge fund regarding acquisition of a non-U.S. pharmaceutical company with Iranian sales.

Honors & Awards

  • Named to Who’s Who Legal: Investigations – Future Leaders: Partners, 2019
  • Selected as an Emerging Women Leaders in Law, DCA Live, 2019
  • Recommended by The Legal 500 United States in the areas of Corporate Investigations & White Collar Criminal Defense (2018 - 2020)
  • Named to Global Investigations Review Top 100 Women in Investigations list (2018) 
  • Named to the Benchmark Litigation White Collar Under 40 Hotlist (2017-2020)
  • Recognized on Global Investigations Review 40 Under 40 list (2017)
  • Selected as one of Diversity Journal's Women Worth Watching (2017)

Professional & Community Affiliations

Fellow, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity

Vice Chairman, International Securities Law Committee of the D.C. Bar

Member, Women’s White Collar Bar Association