Robert E. Sims

by Edward Cates
Robert E. Sims
Latham & Watkins LLP

Robert E. Sims is an experienced trial lawyer who has represented businesses and individuals in criminal, civil and administrative proceedings in the U.S. and around the world. His practice focuses on white collar criminal defense, economic sanctions, FCPA enforcement, and complex commercial litigation.


Sims has represented clients in proceedings conducted by the US Department of Justice, the Office of Foreign Assets Control, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and state and local authorities. He has advised companies and financial institutions on trade sanctions, anti-corruption and anti-money laundering compliance and has represented numerous clients in transborder M&A and commercial transactions.


Sims served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Maryland. He also served in the Clinton Administration as the Senior Adviser for the Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs. He has been a delegate to the G-7 Senior Experts Group on Transnational Organized Crime, the United Nations Crime Commission and the Financial Action Task Force. He currently serves on the Boards of GlobalGiving and the Lawyers Committee for Civil

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