Lina Braude is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Washington office and a member of Baker McKenzie's North America Compliance & Internal Investigations practice group. She advises clients on corporate compliance issues, including the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and US money laundering laws and their application to the activities of multinational companies in emerging markets. Ms. Braude began her legal career in Kazakhstan in 1995 and has an in-depth understanding of the cultural and political challenges of doing business in developing countries, especially in the former Soviet Union. She earned her LL.M. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law in 1999, and has been admitted to practice in New York, the District of Columbia and Kazakhstan.