Our fifth episode, “Anti-Corruption Compliance: Bribery & FCPA”, features guest speakers Jim McCurry, Jon Kolodner, and Lisa Vicens.  I asked our guests if “a student or someone more junior would like to do what you do or get into your area, what advice would you give them?”  Jon said:


“Maybe just to kind of take the career approach here, I think there are different ways to get into this kind of work, whether it’s the route that I took, which is to the government and then to private practice, or the route that Lisa took, which is straight through to private practice.  I think looking for experience in investigations from the beginning of your career, your legal career or even before, working perhaps as a paralegal even is a way to get experience to try to get yourself involved in enforcement and criminal matters.  I certainly agree that being curious, paying attention internationally to other cultures and other legal systems is also very important, but just from a practical perspective, trying to get real world experience in these areas, I think, is very helpful to becoming an enforcement lawyer or working for a firm like EY.”


Interested in hearing more?  Check out Episode 5 here (available October 28, 2021).