Thomas Firestone is Co-chair of Baker & McKenzie's North American Government Enforcement practice and is a member of the Firm's Global Compliance & Investigations Steering Committee. He represents clients in matters involving anti-corruption and the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), internal investigations and transactional due diligence. Prior to joining the Firm, he spent 14 years at the U.S. Department of Justice. He worked as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of New York where he prosecuted transnational organized crime cases. He also worked as Resident Legal Adviser and Acting Chief of the Law Enforcement Section at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow. In the latter capacity, he facilitated U.S.-Russian law enforcement cooperation, assisted the Russian government in drafting new criminal legislation, advised the U.S. government on policy issues related to criminal justice in Russia, and twice won the U.S. State Department Superior Honor Award.