CHARLOTTE, NC—Womble Bond Dickinson attorney Claire Rauscher has been appointed the new Chair of Lex Mundi’s Cross-Border Investigations: Business Crimes and Compliance Practice Group.

Lex Mundi is a global network of more than 160 law firms in 100+ countries and includes 21,000 attorneys. The Lex Mundi Cross Border Investigations group helps clients facing challenges in:

  • Responding to criminal investigations and defending proceedings against individuals and companies;
  • Advising individuals or companies on investigations and proceedings of regulatory or other authorities;
  • Providing support during searches and seizures at home and abroad;
  • Gathering of information for criminal investigations and inspection of files;
  • Designing and implementing compliance programs;
  • Reviewing compliance rules; and
  • Providing legal assistance in dawn raids.

Member firm lawyers in the Lex Mundi Cross Border Investigations group work together on complex issues with cross-border implications. The group provides a uniform, coordinated and integrated service. The law firms belonging to the group hold regular meetings to coordinate their actions, knowledge and services in this area Members of the group are multi-lingual and are able to attend client needs in English and other relevant languages. While working with members of the Lex Mundi Cross Border Investigations group in multi-jurisdictional matters, clients experience the sensation of working with a single law firm, yet also benefiting from the expertise and knowledge of leading local law firms.

Rauscher succeeds Greg Glynn, an attorney at Arthur Cox in Dublin, as the group’s Chair.

Claire Rauscher has more than 25 years of white collar criminal defense experience, having tried numerous cases, negotiated favorable resolutions and obtained dismissals. She represents companies in grand jury investigations and related enforcement proceedings as well as witnesses and individual targets. In addition, Claire leads corporate internal investigations and provides compliance guidance in such areas as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), anti-trust, government contracts, qui tam and false claims matters.