Yuliya Kuchma

Yuliya M. Kuchma

Baker & McKenzie LLP
Not admitted to practice law in this jurisdiction


Yuliya Kuchma is an associate in Baker McKenzie’s Compliance and Investigations Practice Group in Washington, DC, focusing on business crimes and investigations. Ms. Kuchma assists domestic and international clients in a broad range of compliance and dispute resolution matters, including internal investigations, white collar criminal defense, and related civil litigation. She also represents companies before the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission in connection with possible enforcement actions.

Prior to joining the Washington office, she worked in our Kyiv, Ukraine office where she handled real estate acquisition projects (primarily involved in due diligence, drafting of transactional documents, closings and in legal research); advising on leasing of non-residential property such as offices, trade areas, logistic complexes; participating in drafting of various contracts, such as sale and purchase agreements for real property, subscription agreements, loan agreements, surety agreements, escrow agreements, lease agreements.


  • New York (2013)
  • Ukraine (2006)


  • University of Florida Levin College of Law (LL.M.) (2010)
  • Kyiv Mohyla Academy [Ukraine] (Specialist in Law) (2006)
  • Kyiv Mohyla Academy [Ukraine] (B.A.) (2005)


  • English
  • Russian
  • Ukrainian

Previous Offices

  • Kyiv

Author, "What To Expect When You’re Expecting A Compliance Monitor" Law 360, (29 April 2019)

Co-author, "Ukraine’s New Anti-Corruption Law: Will it Really Stop Corruption in Ukraine?" The International Lawyer, Vol. 45, No. 3 (Fall 2011)

Co-author, "Ukraine Enacts Sweeping New Anti-Corruption Legislation," The FCPA Blog, 30 July 2013

Co-author, "Don’t be an Ostrich: Liability under the FCPA for Ignoring Indications of Possible Bribery," Financier Worldwide, Risk & Compliance, July – September 2014

Co-author, "Ukraine: New anti-corruption law aims to clean up ‘the garbage’," The FCPA Blog, 22 January 2015

Co-author, "Compliance officers required under new Ukraine anti-corruption law," The FCPA Blog, 22 April 2015