Chavi Keeney Nana is a professor from practice at the University of Michigan Law School. As a practitioner, she has represented major multinational corporations and financial institutions in civil and criminal investigations before the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Professor Nana is counsel in the New York office of WilmerHale, where she focuses her practice on government and internal corporate investigations and other criminal and enforcement matters. She has experience in matters related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA); money laundering; and environmental, social, governance compliance; and she regularly led complex, multi-jurisdictional and -lingual case teams to investigate conduct in the Middle East, Europe, Africa, and Asia.
Professor Nana's pro bono practice focused on civil litigation on behalf of trafficking victims. In this capacity, she obtained several substantial settlements for her clients, including a multi-million-dollar judgment from a former diplomat employer. She also successfully argued three asylum petitions.
Prior to joining WilmerHale, Professor Nana was a litigation associate with another firm in New York, where she focused on a variety of litigation matters, as well as pro bono litigation on behalf of trafficked domestic workers. She 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.
While at WilmerHale, she served as an adjunct professor at Cardozo Law School, where she teaches a course on corporate criminal liability and the FCPA.