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Tara K. Giunta, a litigation partner, is Vice Chair of the firm’s Investigations and White Collar Defense practice, which is routinely recognized by the Global Investigations Review (GIR) as a leading investigations practice and one of a handful of global “elite” FCPA practice groups. Ms. Giunta advises clients on fraud, waste and abuse, as well as on environmental, social and governance (ESG) and human rights issues. Ms. Giunta is Co-Lead of the firm’s ESG Risk, Strategy and Compliance practice group. She advises C-suites and boards in identifying and mitigating risks, developing and enhancing compliance programs, investigating and remediating wrongdoing and/or internal control weaknesses, and conducting compliance-related due diligence in M&A and other commercial transactions. Her work has spanned the globe, performing risk assessments, conducting investigations and rolling out comprehensive compliance programs in Africa, the Middle East, South America, and Asia.
Ms. Giunta was recognized by GIR in its inaugural Women in Investigations list, which recognized 100 women across the globe who are “achieving great things in a competitive and notoriously tough area of law.” She is also Co-Chair of the firm’s Global Diversity Council and Chair of the firm’s Women’s Initiative. Ms. Giunta is Founder and Editor of the firm’s publication, Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Women in the Boardroom, now in its Fifth Edition, and speaks often on corporate governance, compliance and internal investigations, as well as on board diversity. Ms. Giunta was a recipient of Corporate Counsel’s 2019 Women, Influence & Power in Law Awards under the Thought Leadership category.
Among Ms. Giunta’s professional affiliations are: Women Business Collaborative (Member, Advisory Council); Catalyst (Member, Strategic Advisory Council, Women On-Board Initiative); Integrity Initiatives International (Member, Board of Directors); DirectWomen (Member, International Boards Committee); Thirty Percent Coalition (Co-Chair, Public Policy and Outreach Committee).