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Richard N. Dean
Richard N. Dean
Baker & McKenzie LLP
Washington, DC

+ 1 202 452 7009
+ 1 202 416 6945

Richard Dean is a partner in the Firm’s Washington, DC office and focuses on the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and related legislation, including US money laundering laws and their application to the activities of global companies in emerging markets such as the former Soviet Union, China, Indonesia and Latin America. Prior to joining Baker & McKenzie, Mr. Dean worked at Coudert Brothers’ New York, Sydney, Moscow and Washington, DC offices, and was head of that firm’s Russia and Central Asia Practice from 1988 to 2005. He has an in-depth understanding of the key political, economic and cultural issues facing organizations doing business in these challenging markets.

Practice Focus

Mr. Dean advises on the structuring of transactions to comply with the FCPA and related laws; supervises the conduct of internal investigations and audits to determine compliance with such laws and regulations, including the Sarbanes-Oxley Act; and advises senior management and corporate audit committees on the consequences of such investigations and audits, including the development of appropriate defenses, disclosures, disciplinary actions and compliance policies.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • U.S. - Russia Business Council - Member of the Board of Directors and of the Executive Committee
  • University of Virginia School of Law - Lecturer on Emerging Markets; International Financial Crime
  • (not-for-profit microenterprise lending organization) - Member, Board of Directors
  • Russian-American Institute in Moscow - Trustee
  • United Way International - Member of the Board of Directors, 1993-1998 (Chairman 1996-1998)


District of Columbia~United States (1995)
New York~United States (1981)


University of Virginia  (J.D.) (1980)
University of Virginia  (Master of Arts) (1980)
Vanderbilt University  (B.A.) (1977)

Baker & McKenzie LLP is a Limited Liability Partnership organized under the laws of the State of Illinois (USA) and is a member of Baker & McKenzie International, a Verein organized under the laws of Switzerland.
Author, “Managing Anti-Corruption Risk in Mergers & Acquisitions,” Financier Worldwide, 2011

Author, “An Ounce of Prevention: Effective Compliance Programs as the Key to Managing Anti-Corruption Risks,” paper for International Bar Association Conference, 2010

Author, “Executive Management of Expanding & Heightening Corruption Risk,” Financier Worldwide, 2010

Co-author, “The New Threats from Unexpected Sources: Increased Enforcement of Corruption Laws in Emerging Markets,” Compliance Weekly, 2010

Author, “The Growing Threat of Prosecution to Individuals under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act,” Financier Worldwide, 2009

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