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Freeh Sporkin & Sullivan, LLP is comprised of an extraordinary team of internationally recognized principals from the judicial, prosecutorial, and law enforcement domains. Additionally, the firm has access to a sophisticated and global network of specialty counsel and legal experts.

Partners
The Honorable Louis J. Freeh
The Honorable Eugene R. Sullivan
Thomas McC. Souther
Eugene R. Sullivan II
Benito Romano
Lewis D. Schiliro
Ronald Noble

Of Counsel
John D. Behnke
James R. Bucknam
Blake Coppotelli
Matthew Dolan
Thomas Melvin
Robert O’Neill
John Rahie
Larry Byrne
Benjamin F. Scotti

Senior Counsel
The Honorable Stanley Sporkin (Ret.)


Benjamin F. Scotti   [Download VCard]
Of Counsel

Benjamin F. Scotti joined the offices of Freeh Sporkin & Sullivan, LLP in 2010, after completing a two-year federal judicial clerkship in the Chambers of the Honorable John E. Conway, District of New Mexico. Since that time, Mr. Scotti has conducted FCPA and corruption related investigations in several countries, including Argentina, Italy, Germany, Sweden, China, Australia, Japan and the Philippines. These engagements have included matters within a wide variety of industries ranging from the energy sector to gaming.

In addition to his work on a number of complex investigations, Mr. Scotti has provided guidance to public and private institutions both domestically and abroad regarding internal company policies, including conducting due diligence assessments and compliance program review and remediation. Below are some examples of representative engagements:

  • Served as staff counsel to the court-appointed monitor of a Fortune 500 company facing FCPA violations; assisted in proposing improvements to the company’s compliance program; conducted investigations of FCPA and corruption related cases alongside the internal compliance team
  • Conducted internal investigations of the athletic compliance program of a world-renowned university to assess current compliance processes and procedures and recommend policy improvements
  • Assisted in the assessment and strengthening of the compliance program of a Fortune 500 Global List international company by drafting policy changes and conducting internal investigations alongside staff
  • Conducted an internal investigation of an NFL franchise concerning allegations of criminal misconduct by team staff
  • Represented a payment processor in an asset forfeiture dispute stemming from an investigation by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York and negotiated a favorable resolution for the client, including the return of seized assets
  • Assisted with the highly sensitive investigation of a board member of a major public company concerning alleged violations of the FCPA and addressed ongoing corporate governance issues
  • Served as staff counsel to the court-appointed special master assisting in the investigation into the integrity of the Deepwater Horizon Economic Claims Center (“DHECC”); assisted in the development of an internal review process within the DHECC to detect fraudulent claims and conflicts of interest; assisted the compliance team in implementing a process review of financial claims and referred fraudulent cases to the litigation team; assisted the litigation team with “claw backs” of payments made by the DHECC on improper claims
  • Assisted with the internal investigation of a Fortune 500 Global List international energy company concerning whistleblower allegations of bribery, corruption and potential FCPA violations

Mr. Scotti received both a B.B.A. in Accounting and a B.A. in Italian Area Studies from Southern Methodist University in 2000. He received his J.D. from Loyola of Los Angeles Law School in 2003. While attending law school, Mr. Scotti served as a staff member of the Loyola of Los Angeles International & Comparative Law Review, where he was elected Chief Production Editor and was responsible for managing its article publication process. He also published a student comment entitled RICO vs. 416-bis: A Comparison of U.S. and Italian Anti-Organized Crime Legislation.