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Isabel Lecompte

Of Counsel
About

Isabel has over ten years of experience in a wide range of legal matters ranging from complex civil litigation, white-collar criminal defense, federal and state administrative proceedings, and arbitration (FINRA and AAA). Isabel’s current practice is focused on corporate internal investigations and effective reporting across Latin America. She also assists in compliance-related matters, white-collar defense, and commercial litigation. She is also a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and has assisted in BSA matters.

Bar admissionsPuerto Rico
CourtsUnited States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

EXPERIENCE

  • Participated in over fifty corporate internal investigations related to the healthcare sector and potential FCPA violations across Latin America (Puerto Rico, Central and South America), including publicly traded companies
  • Advised and represented witnesses, targets, individual and corporate defendants through criminal proceedings (Grand Jury investigations, subpoenas, trial, etc.)
  • Provided compliance and regulatory advice to companies in the financial and health sectors
  • Litigated Law 75 (Puerto Rico Franchise Law), collection of monies, contract disputes, and insurance matters
  • Participated in various high profile criminal defenses involving charges of public corruption, bribery and fraud
  • Represented brokerage firms in FINRA securities arbitrations
Languages
  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
Education
  • J.D., Duke University School of Law, 2011
  • B.A., International Relations with History, Wellesley College, 2008

Pro Bono

Assistance to a community-based non-profit with federal and contract compliance.

Conducted a seminar and assisted in applying to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan program for small businesses during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Publications

  • Lecompte, Isabel (2020, April 14). La atención en salas de emergencia durante el Covid-19. El Nuevo Día (endi.com)
  • Lecompte Shiba, Isabel (Summer 2022). A heightened standard for bribery charges involving campaign contributions? From the Bar (Puerto Rico Federal Bar Association Chapter), Issue No. 61, 10-13
  • Lecompte Shiba, Isabel (Summer 2022). Virtual Currency Activities and Money Service Businesses (MSBs) pg.14 From the Bar (Puerto Rico Federal Bar Association Chapter), Issue No. 61, 14-18

Prior Experience

Before joining DLA Piper, Isabel worked for Meléndez Torres Law, P.S.C., a law firm specializing in white-collar criminal defense, corporate internal investigations and civil litigation matters. Isabel also worked in the litigation department of McConnell Valdés, the largest law firm in Puerto Rico.

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS)
  • Women’s White Collar Defense Association (WWCDA)
  • Federal Bar Association, Puerto Rico Chapter 

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