Jamie Schafer is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office.  Ms. Schafer represents both corporations and individuals in matters involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), federal securities and anti-money laundering laws and regulations as well as advising clients with respect to embargoes administered by the U.S. Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).

Ms. Schafer has experience in investigations, voluntary disclosures and settlement negotiations before numerous enforcement agencies including the U.S. Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, Department of State, OFAC and the World Bank’s Integrity Vice Presidency.  She has represented companies in investigations regarding conduct in Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.  Ms. Schafer has conducted witness interviews, presented to multiple government enforcement agencies and managed multi-jurisdictional investigations involving complex data privacy restriction. more +

In addition, Ms. Schafer counsels clients with respect to anti-corruption, international trade and anti-money laundering compliance policies, procedures and training as well as conducting due diligence and providing advice in relation to corporate transactions. She has also conducted compliance reviews and fraud risk assessments for both public and private companies.

Ms. Schafer has published numerous articles in Oxford University Press's Oxford Reports on International Law, reviewing opinions by the U.S. Courts concerning issues in international law.

Prior to joining Richards, Kibbe & Orbe, Ms. Schafer was an associate in the government and internal investigations group at Kirkland & Ellis LLP. She also served as law clerk in the Department of Justice, National Security Division’s Counterterrorism section (2008-2009) and as a judicial intern to the Honorable Edward Damich on the U.S. Court of Federal Claims (2008). 

Honors & Awards

  • Named to the 2013, 2014 and 2018 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.
  • Received the 2014 Safe Haven Award from Immigration Equality for excellence in pro bono representation of LGBTQ immigrants.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member, Women's White Collar Defense Association

Member, Leadership Advisory Committee of the National Women’s Law Center

Former Associate Editor and Monthly Contributor, Business Crimes Bulletin (2011-2014)



Practice Areas
  • George Washington University Law School, J.D., with honors 2010
  • University of Chicago, B.A., with honors, 2004
Bar & Court Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia
  • New York
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish