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  • Tulane University Law School, J.D., 1988, cum laude; Chief Justice, Moot Court Board
  • United States Naval Academy, B.S., 1980, with merit
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  • Louisiana, 1988
Court Admissions
  • 5th Cir., 1989
  • E.D. La., 1988
  • M.D. La., 1988
  • W.D. La., 1988
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M. Schroeder
Partner
201 St. Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70170-5100
504.582.8280 tel
504.582.8011 fax

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Rick Schroeder is a New Orleans native who began his law practice in 1988 after returning from service as an officer in the United States Navy. Mr. Schroeder's practice focuses primarily on corporate legal compliance matters and white collar defense. He represents local, national, and international companies and their officers and employees in business and corporate compliance matters, internal investigations, and government enforcement proceedings.

Mr. Schroeder has particular experience in developing comprehensive corporate compliance programs that address the broad array of high risk areas companies face today. He has extensive experience in matters dealing with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and has designed international anti-corruption compliance programs for numerous companies. In addition, he has acted as lead counsel in dozens of internal investigations into matters involving the FCPA, fraud, embezzlement, securities violations, antitrust violations, whistleblower claims, and public corruption.

Mr. Schroeder is a member of the International Bar Association, as well as the American Bar Association's Section of International Law and Practice. He has also served as the Chairman of the ABA's White Collar Committee for the South Central Region of the United States, and as a past President of the Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He also served on the board of the Innocence Project of New Orleans for ten years, including serving as its chairman for seven years.

Recent matters Mr. Schroeder has handled include the following:

  • Design and implementation of global corporate compliance programs for public and private companies with domestic and international operations
  • Conducted as lead counsel FCPA internal investigations arising in Latin America, Africa, UK, China and Southeast Asia
  • Defended as lead counsel SEC formal and informal investigations for public companies for alleged disclosure and fraud violations
  • Defended as lead or co-counsel two public companies involved in separate federal antitrust grand jury investigations
  • Conducted as lead counsel numerous internal corporate investigations in the oil and gas, mining, manufacturing, and chemical industries

Noteworthy

  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell

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Presentations

  • "Compliance and Red Flag Issues for Business in Indonesia", April 2013, IBA Anti-Corruption Conference: Corruption in Indonesia - Challenges and Solutions
  • "Compliance Program Trends", November 11, 2011
  • "AICPA Controllers Workshop East", November 10, 2011
  • "Introduction to the FCPA: What Controllers Need to Know", July 20, 2010
  • "Public Corruption: When Do Campaign Contributions and Political Favors Become Bribes?", December 4, 2008
  • "Operating in Challenging Overseas Environments", February 26, 2008, Understanding and avoiding the risk of being sued in the United States under the Alien Tort Statute and other domestic laws as a result of alleged environmental, social, and human rights violations

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Memberships

  • American Bar Association (Member, Section of Criminal Justice, White Collar Crime Subcommittee; Member, Section of Litigation, Criminal and International Litigation Committees; Member, Section of International Law and Practice, International Litigation Committee)
  • International Bar Association
  • Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Former President)
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • New Orleans Bar Association