Lou Ramos is a former federal prosecutor and in-house lawyer whose practice focuses on white collar litigation, government and internal investigations, and compliance counseling. 

Lou’s experience includes leading investigations and counseling clients on matters involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the UK Bribery Act, the False Claims Act, off-label promotion, and research and manufacturing issues.  He has led investigations in the United States and around the world, including Latin America, China, Japan, Korea, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, India, and Pakistan.

Prior to joining DLA Piper, Lou was a partner at another international law firm focusing on white collar matters, and an Assistant General Counsel in the Compliance Division at Pfizer for four years.  During his tenure in private practice Lou has represented pharmaceutical, healthcare, and financial services clients in complex government and internal investigations.  At Pfizer, Lou managed a team of lawyers responsible for international compliance matters. 

Lou also has a strong litigation background from his time in public service -- he served for nearly six years as an Assistant US Attorney in the District of Columbia, was the lead federal prosecutor in 19 jury trials and more than 30 bench trials, and directed numerous investigations into violations of federal and local criminal laws, including mail and wire fraud, money laundering, counterfeiting, narcotics trafficking, human trafficking, and other violent crimes.  These investigations routinely required Lou to coordinate with representatives from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the United States Secret Service, Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Department of Treasury to initiate and conduct electronic surveillance, and to obtain electronic evidence through the use of search warrants and subpoenas.  Lou also regularly handled issues related to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act and the Stored Communications Act.  During his tenure in the government, Lou also acted as the Fourth District Community Prosecutor, serving as the liaison between the US Attorney’s Office and law enforcement agencies, city agencies, community organizations, and citizens of the Metropolitan Police Department’s Fourth District.