Heather Souder Choi is a corporate investigations and competition lawyer with over a decade of experience representing corporations and individuals in criminal and civil enforcement matters before the Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, the Securities and Exchange Commission and other federal and state enforcement agencies against allegations of mail and wire fraud, insider trading, bid-rigging, price fixing, violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the Anti-Kickback Act.
She has significant experience handling cross-border investigations for multinational corporations and involving foreign individuals, including companies with operations in Japan, India, Ecuador, Vietnam, China, and Bangladesh. In addition to representing clients facing government enforcement actions, Heather has significant antitrust litigation experience defending corporations in complex multi-district and multi-defendant class actions against allegations of price fixing, monopolization, and other anti-competitive activity. She represents clients across a broad range of industries including automotive, energy, diversified manufacturing, beverage distribution, and technology.
In March 2022, Ms. Choi was appointed as the firm's first Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, and will also chair the Baker Botts Diversity & Inclusion Committee. In this role, Ms. Choi is responsible for all aspects of the firm's equity and inclusion strategy globally, and collaborates with firm leadership to integrate diversity best practices, with a focus on shaping programs around recruitment, retention, promotion and client engagement.