Lecturer on Law
Lorinda Laryea is an Assistant Chief of the Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Fraud Section, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) Unit. In that capacity, Professor Laryea supervises the investigation and resolution of FCPA and other related white-collar cases with corporations and individuals. Prior to becoming an Assistant Chief, Professor Laryea was a trial attorney in the FCPA Unit from when she joined the Fraud Section in March 2014 through August 2018. Professor Laryea has tried and convicted several individuals in FCPA, money laundering, and other white-collar cases, and has worked on seven corporate resolutions. Professor Laryea earned the Attorney General’s Award for Fraud Prevention for her work on a lottery scam case and the Assistant Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service for her work on the Odebrecht case. Prior to joining the Department of Justice, Professor Laryea clerked on the District Court for the District of Columbia and worked at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP in Washington, D.C. Professor Laryea graduated magna cum laude from Brown University and cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center.