Tom Firestone is Co-chair of the Firm's North American Government Enforcement practice and is a member of the Firm's Global Compliance & Investigations Steering Committee. He represents clients in matters involving anti-corruption and the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), internal investigations, Congressional investigations, anti-money laundering and transactional due diligence. Prior to joining the Firm, he spent 14 years at the US Department of Justice. He worked as an Assistant US Attorney in the Eastern District of New York where he prosecuted transnational organized crime cases. He also worked as Resident Legal Adviser and Acting Chief of the Law Enforcement Section at the US Embassy in Moscow. In the latter capacity, he facilitated US-Russian law enforcement cooperation, assisted the Russian government in drafting new criminal legislation, advised the US government on policy issues related to criminal justice in Russia and twice won the US State Department Superior Honor Award. He has testified as an expert before the US Senate Judiciary Committee and the UK House of Lords about transnational organized crime, corruption, and money laundering and is recognized, based on peer review, by Best Lawyers in America in the area of white collar criminal defense. He also authored the Foreign Extortion Prevention Act (FEPA) which is currently pending before Congress.