Lisa Tenorio-Kutzkey

DLA Piper
San Francisco

Practice Area: Antitrust

    All Star


    “Lisa came from the Department of Justice so she has the playbook.”
    “She understands what we need to know.”


    Lisa Tenorio-Kutzkey (LT-K) focuses exclusively on white collar matters in all phases of US federal government prosecution and investigation, with a focus on criminal antitrust defense, FCPA and complex internal investigations.

    Lisa is a leader of DLA Piper’s Global Cartel practice, a former trial attorney with the US Department of Justice, Antitrust Division and a former Special Assistant US Attorney for the US Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California. Fortune and Global Fortune 100, 200 and 500 companies and their executives routinely turn to Lisa for assistance in price-fixing, bid rigging and market allocation conspiracy matters. For over a decade, she has successfully prosecuted or defended clients in nearly every major criminal cartel investigation by the US Department of Justice, Antitrust Division. Lisa has represented companies and individuals in a variety of sectors, including the automotive, aircraft and ocean transportation, telecommunications, semi-conductors, pharmaceuticals, construction, chemicals, industrial products, real estate and technology, and other electronic components industries.

    In addition, Lisa has extensive experience in all facets of the FCPA investigations, defense and compliance. She has directed and conducted cross-border investigations of FCPA and other anti-corruption and related compliance matters. Her practice is global in scope, with experience in Argentina, Belize, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, India, Ghana, Honduras, Hong Kong, Korea, Mexico, Philippines, Russia, Thailand and Venezuela.

    Lisa also defends clients and conducts internal investigations in a number of other substantive areas, including accounting manipulation, commercial bribery, foreign labor practices, healthcare, insider trading, off-label marketing, securities fraud, tax and other federal and state regulatory matters.

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