Kristina Arianina represents companies and executives in internal investigations, enforcement actions and commercial litigation. Her investigation practice includes bribery and securities fraud allegations and violations of US economic sanctions and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). She conducts internal investigations and due diligence in the US and globally, assists clients with disclosures of potential violations to relevant authorities, represents clients in enforcement matters, and helps companies develop and implement compliance policies and strategies for their domestic and international operations. Kristina’s litigation practice covers all aspects of trial and appellate work in a wide range of subject matters. Kristina’s Russian background contributes to the global nature of her practice.
Before joining the firm, Kristina clerked for the Honorable Sally D. Adkins on the Court of Appeals of Maryland. While in law school, Kristina served as an executive comments and notes editor for Maryland Law Review, was an author herself, and worked as a writing fellow in the legal writing program. She also served as a student attorney at the Law School’s Clinical Office, drafting briefs and making oral arguments before the Maryland Court of Special Appeals, as well as interned at the Maryland Office of the Public Defender as a recipient of Maryland Public Interest Law Project Grant.
Kristina graduated second in her class at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. She was raised and educated to B.A. level in Russia and Ukraine.
Government Investigations and White Collar Defense