Stacey M. Sprenkel
Partner, Morrison & Foerster
Stacey M. Sprenkel leads Morrison & Foerster’s Global Ethics and Compliance practice and is a member of the firm’s FCPA + Global Anti-Corruption team. She regularly assists clients with global risk assessments, conducting anti-corruption and compliance-focused due diligence in connection with acquisitions and other transactions, and provides day to day counseling on a broad range of compliance issues.
Stacey leads corporate internal investigations spanning a broad range of issues, including bribery, kickbacks, embezzlement, self-dealing, insider trading, accounting fraud, economic espionage, and health care fraud. Stacey advises clients related to these issues in jurisdictions around the globe, including in North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa, Russia, India, and Asia-Pacific. She also represents clients in connection with SEC and DOJ investigations and enforcement proceedings, and in complex commercial litigation involving False Claims Act, civil RICO, and antitrust matters.
Stacey was most recently named to the 2018 list of the “Top 40 Under 40” lawyers in California by the Daily Journal and was also recognized by the Daily Journal as being among the “Top Five Associates to Watch” in California in 2013. She was recently shortlisted for Compliance Lawyer of the Year as part of the 2020 Women in Compliance Awards. She has also been previously recognized by The Recorder as being among the “Lawyers on the Fast Track,” a list of attorneys in California whose early accomplishments indicate they will be tomorrow’s top lawyers and leaders. In addition, Euromoney Legal Media Group selected her as one of eight women recognized on the 2014 shortlist of litigation rising stars for the “Americas Women in Business Law Awards,” which honors the achievements of women leading the legal sector across the Americas. She has also been recommended as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers every year since 2009.
Stacey has long been a champion for veterans’ rights and has been a key team member on several high-profile impact cases on behalf of veterans. These cases include a class action on behalf of veterans who were exposed to chemical and biological substances during their time in service as a result of secret human testing programs conducted by the United States military along with an action brought on behalf of veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder against the Department of Veterans Affairs for failure to provide statutorily mandated benefits and healthcare to returning troops. She has also been involved with proposed legislation relating to veterans’ rights and consults on a number of other matters (judicial and legislative) related to veterans’ rights. Stacey has also handled a number of other pro bono matters, including advising an anti-corruption organization in The Gambia about proposed anti-corruption legislation and working with the Northern California Innocence Project in an effort to secure the release of a prisoner who has been serving 24 years in prison for a crime he did not commit.
Stacey was the head of Morrison & Foerster’s San Francisco Litigation Department for five years, and is now the Co-Chair of the firm’s Women’s Strategy Committee. She is admitted to practice in California.