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Laura A. Musselman

Associate
+1.843.579.5654
Fax +1.843.579.5601
Laura Musselman is an associate in the firm’s Charleston office, where her practice focuses on commercial litigation and white collar investigations and defense. Ms. Musselman has experience representing companies and individuals before the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and Public Company Accounting Oversight Board in connection with civil and criminal investigations. She handles all phases of internal and governmental investigations, including initial case assessment, conducting witness interviews, managing and overseeing document review and production, assessing internal and external risks, and presenting findings to clients and government regulators. Ms. Musselman also assists clients with diverse business litigation matters, handling all phases of civil litigation.

Professional Background

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Musselman served as an associate at a global law firm in Washington, D.C., where she conducted complex Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, False Claims Act, and healthcare investigations. She also drafted and advised clients on anti-corruption compliance policies. In addition, Ms. Musselman helped clients assess risk in connection with FCA qui tam complaints and new U.S. Food & Drug Administration regulations. Ms. Musselman represented clients from the hospitality, pharmaceutical, financial, automotive, healthcare, accounting services, insurance, and education industries. She also represented pro bono clients in immigration and custody matters.

While enrolled at the University of Virginia School of Law, Ms. Musselman was a legal extern for the Office of the Federal Public Defender for the Western District of Virginia.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Darla Moore School of Business Young Alumni Board
  • French-American Chamber of Commerce of the Carolinas
  • Federal Bar Association, South Carolina Chapter
  • Society 1858, Gibbes Museum of Art

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, “Conducting Internal Investigations: What In-House Counsel Needs to Know,” Association of Corporate Counsel, South Carolina Chapter Midyear Meeting (May 2019)
Ms. Musselman has represented many corporations and corporate officers in a wide variety of litigation, internal investigations, and white collar criminal and civil enforcement proceedings. For example, she:
  • Represented a Fortune 500 company before the DOJ that resulted in a prosecution declination.
  • Represented the former CEO of a Fortune 500 company in connection with a FCPA investigation by the DOJ and SEC.
  • Represented multiple Fortune 500 companies in connection with internal FCPA investigations in Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
  • Represented a registered investment advisor in connection with an inspection by the SEC Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations that resolved favorably for the client.
  • Represented a national healthcare provider in connection with criminal and civil investigations by the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General.
  • Represented a large accounting firm in connection with an independence investigation by the PCAOB that resolved favorably for the client.
  • Represented an aerospace manufacturer in conducting an internal investigation regarding manufacturing compliance.
  • Represented a 501(c)(4) corporation in conducting a corporate governance and risk assessment.
  • Advised corporations regarding insurance implications caused by mergers and acquisitions.
  • Represented a pro bono client in a removal hearing before the Arlington Immigration Court that resulted in a deferral of removal.