Dalal Hasan is an associate in the firm's Washington, D.C. office. She practices in the White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement and Government Contracts groups. Dalal's practice is focused on representation of corporate and individual clients in matters involving alleged criminal fraud and all phases of parallel civil and regulatory enforcement proceedings, including internal investigations, compliance counseling, suspension and debarment matters, federal grand jury investigations, mandatory disclosures to the U.S. Government, litigation and criminal proceedings. She has represented individuals and corporations in matters involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the Federal False Claims Act (FCA), procurement fraud, anti-money laundering (AML) laws, and making false statements.
Dalal also provides counseling on transactional issues and risks associated with foreign investment and government procurement in the Middle East, including conducting trade sanctions and anti-corruption due diligence reviews, and counseling clients on establishing, enforcing, and maintaining a variety of related compliance programs.
- Defended MTS Systems, Inc. in connection with civil and criminal enforcement actions relating to government contracting disclosures and alleged FCA violations, which concluded with a civil settlement and lifting of a federal contracting suspension.
- Represented an aviation-industry company in an internal investigation and voluntary disclosure to the Department of Justice Criminal Division regarding potential violations of the FCPA and other federal offenses.
- Represented the subsidiary of a railroad company in an OIG-Department of Transportation investigation into potential false claims act and/or fraud allegations related to the supply of rail ties to a state funded rail line; client avoided any criminal or civil charges.
- Defense of individual clients in connection with criminal conspiracy charges through criminal sentencing; negotiated dispositions with the U.S. attorney (USAO) that substantially limited the client's exposure, and guided client through cooperation role in related prosecutions.
- Advised clients on FCPA, U.K. Bribery Act, and AML transactional due diligence and compliance related to joint venture, consultant, and local representative agreements with Middle East business partners.
- Advised global retailer on anti-money laundering and sanctions compliance risk assessment.
Prior to joining Crowell & Moring, Dalal worked at a major U.S. non-governmental organization managing federal grants programs in the Middle East and North Africa. She is proficient in Arabic and has extensive travel and professional experience in the region. Dalal received her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University, where she studied international politics, with a focus on Middle East Studies, and an M.A. in international affairs and economics from the Johns Hopkins School of International Studies (SAIS). She received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, where she served on the Georgetown Immigration Law Journal.
Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, California
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Speeches & Presentations
"The False Claims Act: What Every Government Contractor Needs to Know About DOJ’s Weapon of Choice, Qui Tam Whistleblower Suits, Current Trends, and Preventive Tips," L-2 Federal Resources Webinar
(June 3, 2014).
Presenters: Dalal Hasan, Jason C. Lynch, and Brian Tully McLaughlin.
"Going Global: Grabbing Opportunity While Mitigating Risks," OOPS 2014, Crowell & Moring's 30th Annual Ounce of Prevention Seminar, Washington, D.C.
(May 13-14, 2014).
Moderator: Alan W. H. Gourley; Presenters: Maria Alejandra (Jana) del-Cerro, Dalal Hasan, and Birgit Kurtz.
"The Do's and Don'ts of International Sales Contracts and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)," Virginia Economic Development Partnership Export Training Seminar
(April 14-15, 2014).
Panelists: Dalal Hasan, Morris F. DeFeo, Jr., and Alan Gourley.
"False Claims Act: Key Provisions and Current Trends in Compliance and Enforcement," L-2 Federal Resources Webinar
(June 14, 2012).
Presenters: Robert T. Rhoad and Dalal Hasan.
"False Claims Act: Recent Developments and Their Impact on Compliance and Enforcement," Crowell & Moring's 2012 Ounce of Prevention Seminar (OOPS), Washington, D.C.
(May 9-10, 2012).
Co-Speakers: Robert R. Rhoad, David O’Brien, Brian Tully McLaughlin, and Dalal Hasan.
"June 1, 2015 OFPP Memorandum 'Effective Use of Reverse Auctions,',"
Crowell & Moring's Government Contracts Legal Forum
(June 12, 2015).
Author: Dalal Hasan.
"Who Is a Foreign Official? The Individual Element of the Definition and the Significance of the Business Context,"
ABA's 27th Annual National Institute on White Collar Crime
Co-Authors: Janet Levine, Ann Mason Rigby, and Dalal Hasan.
"Doing Business in Saudi Arabia,"
New York Law Journal
(January 10, 2013).
Co-Authors: Kelly T. Currie, John Beaumont, and Dalal Hasan.
"Ethical and Legal Challenges in the Pre-Unsealing Stages of Qui Tam Litigation,"
ABA 9th Annual National Institute on the Civil False Claims Act and Qui Tam Enforcement, Washington, D.C.
(June 6-8, 2012).
Co-Authors: Brian C. Elmer, Andy Liu, and Dalal Hasan.
"Conviction of Oil Consortium Investor Provides Clarity on FCPA Interpretation,"
Bloomberg Law Reports – Risk & Compliance, Vol. 2, No. 9
Co-Authors: James G. Tillen and Dalal Hasan.
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"This Month in International Trade - May 2016 ,"
International Trade Bulletin
(June 9, 2016).
Contacts: Eduardo Mathison, John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Jini Koh, Anne Elise Herold Li, Ian A. Laird, Paul Davies, Charles De Jager, Benjamin Blase Caryl, Cari N. Stinebower, Mariana Pendás, David (Dj) Wolff, Carlton Greene, Alan W. H. Gourley, Christopher Monahan, Maria Alejandra (Jana) del-Cerro, James (J.J.) Saulino, Kelly T. Currie, James G. Flood, Dalal Hasan, Jeffrey L. Poston, Emmanuel Plasschaert, Jeane A. Thomas, Evan D. Wolff, Robin B. Campbell, Frederik Van Remoortel
"FinCEN’s Final Rule on Beneficial Ownership and the Administration’s New Initiatives on Financial Transparency: What You Need to Know,"
International Trade Bulletin
(May 11, 2016).
Contacts: Carlton Greene, Cari N. Stinebower, Kelly T. Currie, James G. Flood, Dalal Hasan, James (J.J.) Saulino
"Setting A New Record, FCA Recoveries Reach $5 Billion in FY2012,"
Government Contracts Bullet Points
(December 5, 2012).
Contacts: Mark R. Troy, Dalal Hasan
"Are Members of Royalty "Foreign Officials" Under the FCPA? Not Always, But Tread Carefully in the Arabian Gulf States,"
(November 20, 2012).
Contacts: Thomas A. Hanusik, Alan W. H. Gourley, Dalal Hasan, Kelly T. Currie, Daniel L. Zelenko, Janet Levine, Jeffrey H. Rutherford
"D.C. Circuit Fetters Government Discretion to Settle Qui Tam Claims Over Relator's Objection,"
Government Contracts Bullet Points
(April 24, 2012).
Contacts: Alan W. H. Gourley, Dalal Hasan
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