Jonathan Drimmer practice focuses on anti-corruption compliance, investigations, and enforcement actions. He is a former Deputy General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Barrick Gold Corp., and Deputy Director in the Office of Special Investigations, in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. He is a recognized global expert on anti-corruption, and is a frequent speaker, author, and commentator. He has directed hundreds of investigations around the world, represented companies and individuals in numerous government enforcement proceedings in the U.S. and overseas, and participated in designing compliance programs across a range of sectors. The compliance program he helped build at Barrick served as an industry standard, and aspects of the program are the subject of a 2016 Harvard Business School Case Study. He has repeatedly been recognized as one of the world’s leading attorneys in ethics and compliance by Ethisphere Magazine, was selected by the National Law Journal as Regulatory & Compliance Trailblazer, was recognized by Legal Era as one of the top 100 in-house counsel in the world, and was selected by Law500 as one of the 100 most influential in-house counsel in the U.S. and in Canada. He currently serves on the boards of directors of Transparency International Canada, the Global Compact Network Canada, and TRACE Foundation. He is a Subject Matter Expert for the Canadian Center for Excellence on Anti-Corruption, a member of the American Conference Institute’s anti-corruption advisory board, and was a member of the ANSI U.S. working group to create an ISO Anti-bribery Management System Standard.
Tom Best is an international investigations, enforcement defense and compliance lawyer. Based in Washington, D.C., Tom is a partner in Paul Hastings' Investigations and White Collar Defense practice. He advises senior management and boards of directors on complex investigations, enforcement, and compliance issues arising under the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and other countries’ anti-corruption laws, economic sanctions and export controls, the U.S. securities laws, and other legal regimes affecting major multinationals’ operations.
Mr. Best defends investigations and enforcement actions before the U.S. Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, U.K. Serious Fraud Office and U.K. Financial Conduct Authority, the U.S. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the World Bank Integrity Unit Vice Presidency, and numerous other government and quasi-governmental agencies. He has defended dozens of companies and individuals over the years in diverse industries such as financial services, metals and mining, oil and gas, light manufacturing, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, and many others.
Mr. Best is known for his practical, business-focused approach to the international compliance challenges facing companies. He is known for his willingness to “roll up his sleeves” and be hands-on for his clients. His investigations experience includes major economies in Sub-Saharan Africa, China, India, Latin America, Southeast Asia, Russia, and Europe.