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Sidney Bashago

White Collar Defense & Investigations
New York

Represents multinational companies, financial institutions, boards and individuals in civil and criminal matters.

Sidney represents multinational companies and financial institutions in civil and criminal matters, including complex international investigations of alleged violations of the FCPA, fraud and other financial crimes. She has represented both companies and individuals in connection with investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Sidney also advises companies on their anti-corruption compliance programs.

Sidney has represented multinational companies, boards and other entities on various critical workplace misconduct matters, including highly sensitive sexual misconduct investigations, proactive assessments, crisis management and related compliance.

Experience highlights

  • Major financial institutions, other companies and individuals in investigations involving the SEC, DOJ and other regulators
  • BHP Billiton in connection with SEC and DOJ investigations into potential FCPA breaches related to exploration and development efforts, as well as hospitality provided as part of the company’s sponsorship of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, resulting in a DOJ declination and a settled SEC administrative order
  • Major financial institution with respect to multiple inquiries from a range of federal and state agencies relating to the operation of the CARES Act funding, including loans processed pursuant to the Paycheck Protection Program
  • Boards, companies and individuals on workplace misconduct matters, including highly sensitive investigations, proactive assessments, crisis management and related compliance
  • Various entities in connection with sensitive allegations of sexual misconduct
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J.D., Brooklyn Law School
  • summa cum laude
  • Executive Articles Editor, Brooklyn Law Review
B.A., Political Science and Spanish, Dickinson College
  • cum laude
Law Clerk, Hon. Edward R. Korman, U.S. District Court, E.D. New York, 2008-2009
Professional history
  • Counsel, 2016-present
  • Associate, 2009-2016
Qualifications and admissions
  • State of New York
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