Lamia Matta practices in the area of litigation and global compliance. Ms. Matta counsels and represents clients on matters involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). She has conducted internal investigations in multiple countries on behalf of multinational corporations and has worked on numerous FCPA due diligence reviews in the lead-up to major acquisitions and mergers. Ms. Matta has also represented multinational companies in connection with potential or ongoing Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and/or Department of Justice (DOJ) investigations including matters arising in the United States and around the world. In addition, Ms. Matta is experienced in all phases of civil litigation and has successfully defended clients in multi-million dollar suits involving numerous jurisdictions and taking place in multiple countries.
Ms. Matta has recognized experience in the Middle East and North Africa and has represented both U.S. and non-U.S. clients -- private and public businesses, as well as governments -- in international trade, commercial, and criminal defense matters arising from the transaction of business between the United States and the Arab World.
Ms. Matta also has significant experience in international public law issues and has delivered numerous presentations on these matters at international conferences and before international diplomats. Before joining Miller & Chevalier, Ms. Matta worked for a number of years as a legal adviser in the peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. In that role, she prepared numerous opinions relating to governance and anti-corruption, judicial reforms, land laws, land policy regimes, and elections laws.
Ms. Matta has managed advocacy campaigns for international non-profits, served as a Federal Court law clerk, and worked at a number of human rights organizations.