Ms. Bateman focuses her practice on litigation, with an emphasis on government enforcement, internal investigations, and compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”).
Ms. Bateman has assisted in defending financial institutions during federal criminal investigation of Bank Secrecy Act and related anti-money-laundering violations. Ms. Bateman has also participated in internal investigations on behalf of clients to evaluate potential exposure under federal statutes, such as the False Claims Act. With respect to her FCPA practice, Ms. Bateman has conducted due diligence investigations of current and prospective business partners, distributors, agents, and acquisition targets with evaluations of the anti-corruption risks associated with potential mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures. Additionally, Ms. Bateman has assisted in developing anti-corruption corporate policies and procedures for a variety of clients.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Bateman was a summer associate for several law firms in Louisiana. In addition, she was an intern for the Honorable Fredericka Homberg Wicker in the Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Honorable Laurie A. White in the Orleans parish Criminal District Court.