Cheryl Scarboro

by Justin Cates
Cheryl Scarboro
Simpson Thacher LLP

Cheryl Scarboro, formerly an Associate Director in the SEC’s Division of Enforcement and the first Chief of the SEC’s FCPA Unit, is a Partner at the global law firm Simpson Thacher.

Scarboro represents clients in SEC and other regulatory enforcement proceedings; internal investigations; and counsels clients on FCPA compliance programs. As head of the SEC’s FCPA practice, Cheryl played a role in all of the SEC’s major FCPA cases and acted as the liaison with the DOJ and other regulators.

Recognitions include: Savoy magazine’s “2018 Most Influential Black Lawyers”; Law360’s “25 Most Influential Women in Securities Law”; Benchmark Litigation’s “Top 10 Women in Litigation,” and “Top 250 Women in Litigation”; Securities Enforcement Forum’s “Enforcement 40”; Corporate Counsel’s “Women, Influence & Power in Law Awards”; Global Investigations Review’s “Women in Investigations” and “The Top FCPA Practitioners”; The Legal 500; Chambers USA; and Chambers Global.

Scarboro is a member of the Global Advisory Board of the Women in Law Empowerment Forum and of the Board of Visitors of Duke University School of Law. Cheryl earned her J.D. from Duke University School of Law and B.A. from University of Alabama in Huntsville.

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