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Matthew Graves

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Litigation and Compliance

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Partner

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Matthew Graves is a litigation and compliance partner in DLA Piper's Washington, DC office.

He represents corporations and individuals in government investigations, criminal and regulatory proceedings, and civil litigation. He is a seasoned trial lawyer who has tried nearly 50 cases, including two dozen criminal and civil jury trials.

Education

JD, Yale Law School; BA, Washington and Lee University


United States: Dispute resolution

Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

Within: Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

DLA Piper LLP (US)’s nationwide practice is led by Jonathan King in Chicago and the FCPA-focused John Hillebrecht in New York. Hillebrecht represented NASDAQ-listed technology firm Net1 UEPS in an SEC and DOJ FCPA investigation, and parallel South African criminal investigation, into allegations of bribery. A longstanding client, GlaxoSmithKline engages the firm on global government and internal investigation matters, on which Washington DC’s Laura Terrell takes the lead. Also recommended are Philadelphia’s Ilana Eisenstein, Baltimore’s Brett Ingerman and Washington DC’s Matthew Graves.

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  • Sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter

    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.

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