Ilana Beth Sinkin
Ilana Sinkin is a senior associate in Norton Rose Fulbright's Washington, D.C. office, where she focuses her practice on regulatory and government investigations, white collar criminal defense, compliance, and internal investigations for both corporations and individuals. Ilana has experience in a broad range of government and internal investigations, including investigations related to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA"), securities enforcement, insider trading, financial fraud, the False Claims Act, and market manipulation.
Ilana also has experience designing anticorruption compliance policies and procedures, designing investigative plans, preparing witnesses for interviews, assisting in document collections and productions, managing document reviews, preparing investigative reports and participating in presentations to enforcement authorities, including the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).
Ilana is admitted to practice law in Virginia and the District of Columbia. She is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court in the Eastern District of Virginia.
JD, University of Virginia School of Law, 2013
BA, cum laude, Political Science, University of Pennsylvania, 2009
While in law school, Ilana was involved in the Public Interest Law Association as the Fundraising Director. She was also a member of the Virginia Journal of Social Policy & The Law.
- District of Columbia Bar
- Virginia State Bar
Rankings and recognitions
- Washington DC Rising Star, Criminal Defense: White Collar, Thomson Reuters, 2015 - 2017
- Co-author, "Teva Pharmaceuticals to Pay Nearly US$520M in Record-Breaking FCPA Settlement," HealthLaw Pulse, Dec. 26, 2016
- Co-author, "A Series Of Firsts In Muni Bond Enforcement Since 2010," Law360, Nov. 17, 2016
- Co-author, "Anti-Corruption Enforcement Is Escalating Worldwide," Law360, May 27, 2015
- Co-author, "FCPA and shareholder lawsuits: Avon wins dismissal, but companies must remain vigilant," Norton Rose Fulbright - Legal update, Oct. 2014
Memberships and activities
- D.C. Women's White Collar Defense Network
- District of Columbia Bar Association
- Virginia Bar Association
- American Bar Association
On Wednesday, February 21, 2018, the US Supreme Court resolved a circuit split by unanimously holding that an employee must report suspected securities law violations to the SEC in order to qualify as a whistleblower entitled to protection from retaliation under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 .
February 23, 2018
In the recent divided opinion in United States v. Martoma,1 the Second Circuit overturned its 2014 opinion in United States v. Newman2 regarding the test for tipper and tippee liability in insider trading cases..
September 01, 2017