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Lisa Tenorio-Kutzkey

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Lisa Tenorio-Kutzkey (LT-K) focuses exclusively on white collar matters in all phases of US federal government prosecution and investigation, with a focus on criminal antitrust defense, FCPA and complex internal investigations. Lisa is a leader of DLA Piper's Global Cartel practice, a former trial attorney with the US Department of Justice, Antitrust Division and a former Special Assistant US Attorney for the US Attorney's Office for the Northern District of California. Fortune and Global Fortune 100, 200 and 500 companies and their executives routinely turn to Lisa for assistance in price-fixing, bid rigging and market allocation conspiracy matters. For over a decade, she has successfully prosecuted or defended clients in nearly every major criminal cartel investigation by the US Department of Justice, Antitrust Division. Lisa has represented companies and individuals in a variety of sectors, including the automotive, aircraft and ocean transportation, telecommunications, semi-conductors, pharmaceuticals, construction, chemicals, industrial products, real estate and technology, and other electronic components industries


JD, School of Law, University of California at Berkeley; BA Economics, Stanford University

United States: Antitrust


Within: Cartel

DLA Piper LLP (US)’ global cartel practice is led by San Francisco-based partner Lisa Tenorio-Kutzkey, whose experience of criminal cartel investigations includes those involving allegations of bid-rigging, price-fixing, market allocation and other types of conspiracies. Tenorio-Kutzkey has previously acted for companies and individuals from industries such as ocean transportation, pharmaceuticals and technology, among others. In June 2018, experienced antitrust litigator Robby Robertson joined the Chicago office from Hogan Lovells.

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    In February 2010 the Sentencing Guidelines Council (the SGC) issued definitive guidelines to courts on imposing appropriate sentences for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences causing death. The SGC states that fines imposed on companies found guilty of corporate manslaughter should not fall below £500,000, while fines in respect of health and safety offences that are a significant cause of death should be at least £100,000. Crucially, the SGC declined to provide for a fixed link between the imposed fine and the turnover or profitability of the offending company.

    - DLA Piper UK LLP

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