Moore & Van Allen (MVA) Co-head of the White Collar, Regulatory Defense and Investigations practice and a member of the firm’s Management Committee, Valecia McDowell, will be teaching the LAW 832 – Internal Investigations course during the winter session for Duke Law on February 19 and 20.
During this course, students will study the range of legal and practical issues in the conduct of in-house investigations of potential illegal conduct by corporate employees and officers. Students will participate in simulated exercises involving interviews of company employees in the course of a hypothetical investigation.
To view the complete winter session course schedule, please click here.
Valecia McDowell is the Co-Head of the firm’s White Collar, Regulatory Defense and Investigations practice and a member of the firm’s Management Committee. Ms. McDowell is known for her experience conducting internal investigations across the U.S., Europe, Asia and South America. In so doing, Ms. McDowell has represented clients in disputes, investigations, and negotiations involving the CFPB, HUD, DOJ, SEC, FINRA, CFTC, USDA, OIG, Congress, State Attorneys General, the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the Japanese Financial Services Agency (JFSA), the Comissão de Valores Mobiliarios (the Brazilian Securities Commission), and the Banco Central do Brasil (the Central Bank of Brazil), among others. Within the financial services arena, she has developed particularized expertise in the areas of conduct risk management and consumer finance. Ms. McDowell also possesses significant trial, arbitration, and regulatory defense experience in complex, high-stakes cases, particularly in the financial services, healthcare, securities, manufacturing, and telecommunications industries. View Ms. McDowell’s full bio.