Chavi Keeney Nana is a professor from practice at the University of Michigan Law School. She teaches anticorruption law and business and human rights, and supervises students in the Human Trafficking Clinic + Lab.
Nana also serves as the director of the Equitable Global Supply Chain program at the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility and is a faculty associate at the Donia Human Rights Center.
As a practitioner, Nana was counsel in the New York office of WilmerHale, where she represented major multinational corporations and financial institutions in civil and criminal investigations before the US Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission. She focused her practice on government and internal corporate investigations and other criminal and enforcement matters, gaining substantial experience in matters related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA); money laundering; and environmental, social, governance compliance.
Her pro bono practice focused on civil litigation on behalf of trafficking victims, some of which she continues in the Human Trafficking Clinic. In this capacity, she obtained several substantial settlements for her clients, including a multimillion-dollar judgment from a former diplomat employer. While a practitioner, Nana also served as an adjunct professor at Cardozo Law School, where she taught a course on corporate criminal liability and the FCPA.
Before joining WilmerHale, Nana served as the legal and policy assistant to the special gender adviser to the Office of the Prosecutor for the International Criminal Court in The Hague, The Netherlands. In that role, she advised the special gender adviser, Michigan Law Professor Catharine MacKinnon, on law and policy related to sexual and gender-based crimes in international criminal law. She was a senior policy officer at the Ministry of Justice, Kingdom of the Netherlands, and focused on issues of immigrant integration, women’s rights, and diversity. Nana was awarded a Marshall Scholarship, Class of 2000.
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