Dean, Richard N  20752

Richard N. Dean

Senior Counsel
Baker & McKenzie LLP


Richard Dean is a senior counsel 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 foreign investment transactions to comply with U.S. laws; supervises the conduct of internal investigations and audits to determine compliance with 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. His practice includes representing multinational companies before the U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission in connection with FCPA and related matters.

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
  • Russian-American Institute in Moscow - Trustee
  • (not-for-profit microenterprise lending organization) - Member, Board of Directors


  • 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)


  • English


Author, "Voluntary Disclosure in FCPA Cases: Persistent Problems & New Challenges," The Anti- Corruption Report, 2018

Co-author (with Yasir Sadat), "Are There Any Limits to the SEC’s Use of the FCPA’s Accounting Provisions?," Practicing Law Institute, 2017

Author, "Counseling Boards of Directors, Board Committees and Senior Management Through FCPA Investigations," Practicing Law Institute, 2014

Co-author (with Nancy J. Rosenfeld), "Planning and Conducting Cost-Effective FCPA Investigations," Financier Worldwide, 2013

Co-author (with Linda Braude), "Divining the Ways of Law Enforcement Lessons from the Ralph Lauren FCPA Case," Financier Worldwide, 2013