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Robert Sims

Board Member

Retired Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP

Robert Sims dedicated over 36 years helping clients navigate complex civil and criminal proceedings, working with clients to develop and implement corporate compliance programs, and applying those programs in cross-border commercial transactions. Mr. Sims has considerable experience building diverse teams, establishing the proper tone from the top, and developing efficient compliance programs that are consistent with a company’s strategic goals. He enjoys speaking, writing, moderating and advising in the areas of white-collar criminal defense and internal investigations, US export controls and sanctions, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), anti-money laundering laws, and diversity and inclusion programs.

Mr. Sims has served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland and was a Senior Adviser for the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs during the Clinton Administration. He served as a delegate to: the G-7 Senior Experts Group on Transnational Organized Crime, the United Nations Crime Commission, and the Financial Action Task Force.

Mr. Sims currently serves on the Board of Directors of the GlobalGiving Foundation. He is a past board member of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law in Washington, D.C., as well as Ploughshares Fund in San Francisco.