Education

William and Mary Law School, J.D.
Old Dominion University, B.A., summa cum laude

Bar Admission

Washington D.C.
United States District Court for the District of Columbia

G. Derek Andreson

Partner

Contact:
derek.andreson@sparacinopllc.com

A former federal prosecutor and seasoned trial attorney, Mr. Andreson represents companies and executives in criminal and civil inquiries by federal law enforcement, including the U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission.  He has served as lead counsel for both multi-defendant and prosecution trial teams in white collar matters and tried jury cases to verdict in federal court on both sides.

Beyond the courtroom, Mr. Andreson has substantial experience leading internal investigations of business operations in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. He counsels multinational companies on corporate governance and compliance strategies related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, target acquisitions, joint ventures, whistleblower allegations, and derivative actions.

Mr. Andreson has been recognized by The Legal 500 as a top white collar attorney, and his commentary on white collar defense and FCPA matters has been featured in a number of publications and journals, including the Wall Street Journal, Pepperdine Law Review, and the FCPA Report. Prior to joining the firm, he was a partner with Winston & Strawn’s White Collar Defense Group, where he served as Co-Chairman of the firm’s global FCPA and Anti-Corruption practice.

From 2005 through 2009, Mr. Andreson served with the U.S. Department of Justice as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, where he was assigned to the Financial Fraud Unit.  During his tenure, he led numerous grand jury investigations and the prosecutions of several high-profile cases.

Prior to law school, Mr. Andreson served for six years with the U.S. Special Operations Command as a U.S. Navy SEAL.

Some of Mr. Andreson’s recent representative matters include:

  • Served as lead trial counsel for a senior SunTrust bank executive in a multi-defendant wire fraud conspiracy brought by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Alexandria, Virginia.
  • Served as lead counsel to the Special Committee of a Japanese multinational corporation in conducting an internal investigation concerning accounting fraud and self-dealing at a U.S. subsidiary.
  • Served as lead investigative counsel to two Swiss banks conducting internal investigations concerning DOJ and IRS probes into offshore accounts held by American depositors.
  • Represented the Special Committee of the Board of a multinational oil and gas company in an internal FCPA investigation relating to a shareholder derivative suit alleging bribery and corruption.