Joseph P. Armao

Reed Smith (New York)
Lawyer (Partner)

Joe joined Reed Smith’s New York office in 2013. He focuses his practice on internal investigations, white-collar criminal and government regulatory defense of corporations and financial institutions, related civil litigation and compliance counseling. He has particular experience with accounting and securities fraud, foreign corrupt practices, enforcement of U.S. economic sanctions and international price-fixing investigations. He brings to his clients the benefit of years of experience as a former government prosecutor and investigator. A veteran courtroom advocate, he has acted as lead counsel in numerous trials and arbitrations. Prior to joining Reed Smith, he worked in various international law firms such as Linklaters, White & Case and Squadron, Ellenoff, Plesent & Sheinfeld.

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Anne Wachsmann, Christopher Bellamy QC, Gerwin Van Gerven, Jonas Koponen, Joseph P. Armao, Nicole Kar, Olivier d’Ormesson The EU Commission introduces a new settlement procedure for cartel cases during investigations


On 30 June 2008, the European Commission introduced a new settlement procedure for cartel cases. Under the new procedure, the parties in a cartel investigation may acknowledge their breach of European antitrust law and waive certain procedural rights in exchange for a 10% reduction of the fine. (...)

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