With over 20 years of experience, Palmina represents clients in internal and government investigations, litigation, and corporate governance counseling, with a principal focus on matters involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), international anti-corruption, anti-money laundering and anti-bribery laws, accounting irregularities, bid rigging and unfair trade practices, off-label pharmaceutical marketing, misappropriation of trade secrets, fraud, cybersecurity, and data privacy.
Palmina regularly represents companies in
matters before the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), the Securities
and Exchange Commission (SEC), other federal and state agencies, and
international regulatory bodies. She leads teams in investigations in Latin
America, throughout Western and Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle
East. Relying on her extensive language skills, she is capable of assisting
clients in Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and English.
Palmina also designs and implements
comprehensive, practical, and user-friendly corporate compliance programs
tailored to a client’s particular risks and growth strategies. She provides
employee and third-party training; conducts proactive reviews of a client’s
high-risk business areas; structures commercial arrangements to protect against
compliance risks; and handles due diligence of agents, joint venture partners,
and targets in mergers and acquisitions or other investment transactions.
Palmina’s litigation practice focuses on commercial,
business tort, and intellectual property disputes. She has served as lead
litigation and trial counsel in matters involving breaches of fiduciary duty,
breaches of contract, fraud, negligence, misappropriation of trade secrets, and
insurance coverage. She has tried and defended cases in federal and state
courts, and before arbitration panels, and represented clients in appellate
arguments, mediations, and negotiations.