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Haynes and Boone, LLP

Paloma Z. Ahmadi

Paloma Z. Ahmadi

Associate

Haynes and Boone, LLP
Texas, U.S.A.

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Profile
Paloma Ahmadi enjoys counseling and representing clients through every stage of potential and actual employment and labor disputes. Her practice focuses on labor and employment litigation, counseling, and the labor and employment aspects of mergers and acquisitions.

Paloma joins the firm from Major League Baseball's Office of the Commissioner, where her practice included labor relations, collective bargaining, grievance proceedings, employment litigation, and international employment issues. Paloma has represented clients in EEOC proceedings and wage and hour litigation, and counsels clients on codes of conduct, and ethics and compliance policies.

Paloma also has extensive experience both as in-house counsel and outside counsel advising clients on compliance with anti-corruption and anti-bribery laws including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) and related anti-corruption laws, as well as compliance with OFAC sanctions. She has conducted internal investigations on behalf of clients related to FCPA, OFAC, and related matters in jurisdictions around the globe. She has also helped clients to create, update, implement and administer global anti-corruption compliance programs. Finally, Paloma has counseled clients on the compliance aspects of mergers and acquisitions.

Bar Admissions

Texas, 2013; New York, 2011

Education

J.D., Harvard Law School, 2010, Editor in Chief, Harvard Latino Law Review
B.A., Harvard College, 2006, cum laude
Areas of Practice
Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Development and implementation of anti-corruption compliance program at high-profile multinational company, including providing ongoing compliance-related counseling.

Internal investigation of alleged FCPA violations made against Fortune 50 company in connection with public contracts in multiple foreign countries.

Diligence support related to FCPA compliance for an international transaction.

Internal investigation related to allegations of harassment made against a senior executive.

Advising client on the labor aspects of an asset purchase involving a unionized workforce.

Counseling client facing unionizing efforts at facilities in multiple jurisdictions.

On a pro bono basis, with a previous firm, formed part of the trial team that won a landmark victory for Maryland’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

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