Richard Battaglia has joined Steptoe as a senior counsel in the international regulation and compliance group. His practice will focus on providing compliance advice and counseling on anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, export controls, and economic sanctions. He will also support the firm's internal investigations, providing guidance on mergers and acquisitions due diligence and corporate best practices across a number of industries. Battaglia previously served as senior counsel for regulatory compliance at BP America Inc., where he provided advice on ethics and compliance, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the UK Bribery Act, US and UK anti-money laundering laws, and export and economic sanctions risk management and compliance. He has a Bachelor's degree from Northwestern University and a law degree from the University of Illinois College of Law.
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