Monique O’Donoghue is of counsel in the firm’s Dubai office. Ms. O’Donoghue’s practice focuses on government enforcement matters, internal investigations, and litigation and dispute resolution. Ms. O’Donoghue has conducted internal investigations into allegations of fraud, corruption, and violations of US sanctions, and represented companies and individuals in criminal cartel investigations before the U.S. Department of Justice. Ms. O’Donoghue counsels clients regarding compliance and has advised international and local UAE companies on compliance issues arising under the anti-corruption laws, including the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”), and the sanctions laws enforced by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (”OFAC”). In connection with this work, Ms. O’Donoghue has conducted anti-corruption due diligence on foreign agents and business partners in the UAE. Ms. O’Donoghue also has developed tailored anti-corruption policies and procedures for companies across a range of industries and geographies and conducted anti-corruption and sanctions training.
Ms. O’Donoghue has extensive experience in U.S. civil litigation and advises and represents UAE-based and international clients in commercial disputes in a number of dispute resolution forums, including the ICC.
Prior to joining K&L Gates, Ms. O’Donoghue was a litigation associate in the Washington, D.C. and London offices of a U.S. law firm.
Ms. O’Donoghue clerked for the Honorable Barbara S. Jones, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (2006-2007).