Brigida Benitez

Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Brigida focuses on complex litigation, internal corporate investigations, and global anti-corruption matters. She has represented a wide range of clients, including financial institutions, pharmaceutical companies, information technology enterprises, universities, sports franchises, food and hospitality companies, and international development firms. She has litigated cases in federal and state trial and appellate courts throughout the country, including the United States Supreme Court. Brigida is past president of the DC Bar, the largest unified bar in the country, with more than 100,000 members worldwide.

Brigida also has served as Chief of the Office of Institutional Integrity of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), heading the independent office responsible for investigating potential fraud and corruption in IDB-financed activities throughout Latin America, and implementing compliance policies and procedures relating to anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, offshore financial centers, and sanctions laws and regulations administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).

She has been recognized by Hispanic Business magazine as a “Woman of the Year” and by Latino Leaders magazine as one of the “25 Most Influential Hispanic Lawyers” in the U.S. Brigida also has been recognized by Super Lawyersfor Litigation, by Best Lawyers in America for Employment Law, and by Global Investigations Review as one of the 2018 “Women in Investigations: One Hundred Investigation Specialistis From Around the World.” Brigida is fluent in Spanish and is a member of the American Law Institute and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. She also serves as an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law Center.

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