Cheryl Scarboro

by LP Green, II
Cheryl Scarboro
Partner & Member of the Government and Internal Investigations Practice
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Cheryl Scarboro, formerly the first Chief of the SEC’s FCPA Unit, is a Partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP and Member of the Government and Internal Investigations Practice. She represents corporations, financial institutions and individuals in government investigations and other regulatory enforcement proceedings.


As head of the SEC’s FCPA practice, Cheryl played a role in the SEC’s major FCPA cases and acted as the SEC liaison with the Department of Justice and regulators around the world. Cheryl led the SEC’s investigation of Siemens, A.G., which resulted in an unprecedented $1.6 billion settlement with the SEC, DOJ and German regulators, the largest settlement to date under the FCPA.


Cheryl’s recognitions include: 25 Most Influential Women in Securities Law by Law360, Top 250 Women in Litigation by Benchmark Litigation; Enforcement 40 by the Securities Enforcement Forum; The Legal 500; National and Washington, D.C. Litigation Star by Euromoney’s Benchmark Litigation.


Cheryl regularly speaks at conferences on subjects relating to FCPA and anti-corruption, compliance and enforcement. She earned her J.D. from Duke University School of Law and B.A. from University of Alabama in Huntsville.

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