William Steinman has been providing advice to multinational companies regarding the FCPA and other anti-corruption laws for over nineteen years, and is considered to be one of the leading FCPA lawyers in the United States. Prior to the establishment of Steinman & Rodgers, Mr. Steinman was the head of the international practice group at a major U.S. law firm.
Mr. Steinman’s practice focuses primarily on FCPA issues in the defense and aerospace and food industries, and he is considered an authority on the engagement of overseas sales representatives, consultants, distributors/resellers and logistics services providers. Mr. Steinman is also frequently called upon to assist clients with respect to internal investigations and compliance reviews. In addition to his work in the anti-corruption field, Mr. Steinman regularly advises clients in the negotiation and fulfillment of foreign offset requirements, including compliance with the Feingold Amendment. He has also represented foreign sovereigns in West Africa and the Caribbean Basin regarding anti-corruption and development matters.
Mr. Steinman is an Adjunct Professor of Law at the George Washington University Law School, teaching a course on international negotiation, and is a regular lecturer on FCPA matters at national conferences, international fora and in-house training programs. He previously served as Vice Chair of the ABA International Section’s Aerospace and Defense Industries Committee. Between 2003 and 2007, Mr. Steinman served on the Board of Directors of TRACE International, a leading non-profit association that specializes in promoting anti-corruption compliance in international business.
Mr. Steinman received his J.D. from the Harvard Law School in 1993, and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Vermont in 1990.