Michael S. Diamant Esq.

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Diamant, Michael

Michael S. Diamant is a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. Mr. Diamant's practice focuses on white collar criminal defense, internal investigations, and corporate compliance. He has broad white collar defense experience representing corporations and corporate executives facing criminal and regulatory charges.

Mr. Diamant has represented clients in an array of matters, including False Claims Act violations, accounting fraud, and antitrust violations, before the U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission. Mr. Diamant also has managed numerous internal investigations for publicly traded corporations and conducted fieldwork—including more than 250 witness interviews—in 14 different countries on four continents.

In the area of corporate compliance, Mr. Diamant regularly advises major corporations on the structure and effectiveness of their compliance programs. This often includes reviewing reporting mechanisms, internal payment controls, and compliance messaging, as well as drafting new compliance materials, such as ethics and anti-corruption handbooks. Mr. Diamant served as a faculty member for the Ethics and Compliance Officer Association’s 2014 Global Law School.

Mr. Diamant received his B.S. from Georgetown University and his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center.

He is author of Bloomberg BNA Corporate Practice Portfolio Series No. 104, The U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: Enforcement and Compliance.  The title is also available as part of Bloomberg BNA Securities Practice Portfolio Series (No. 285).  This portfolio volume analyzes the key elements of the statute that prohibits bribery of non-U.S. public officials and sets standards for recordkeeping and internal controls at corporations that are publicly traded in the U.S. It begins with a discussion of the origins of the FCPA and then describes the scope and elements of the Act's two major provisions, the anti-bribery prohibition and the accounting and internal control requirements.