Chris leads a team of Mitchell Williams attorneys who routinely conduct international internal corporate investigations related to allegations of: employee or executive misconduct; alleged financial improprieties; improper disclosure of trade secrets; and other sensitive matters. Chris provides counsel to major corporations regarding assessment and compliance related to anti-money laundering controls in both domestic and international business settings. Chris’ extensive experience as a former state and federal prosecutor also allows him to provide assistance to both small businesses and corporations requiring sensitive internal investigations involving concerns of internal employee theft or embezzlement. Chris often advises and assists affected clients with ensuing litigation and/or contact with authorities in resolving the matter.
Chris also serves as lead counsel for general corporate and commercial litigation disputes in various settings. Chris has represented financial institutions, corporations, and individuals in litigation matters in state and federal court and routinely assists clients with criminal and civil investigative demands from state and federal governmental agencies, including the U.S. Department of Justice, State Department Office of Inspector General, Internal Revenue Service, and Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Additionally, Chris has experience representing clients facing civil and criminal tax controversies.
Chris joined Mitchell Williams in 2010 from the United States Department of Justice within the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Arkansas where he spent eight years as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Criminal Division, three of which were as Chief of the Criminal Division. Chris has extensive courtroom and jury trial experience, as well as experience in public policy, management, and working with the regulatory and administrative branches of government. Prior to his service at the United States Attorney’s Office, Chris served as the Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for the 19th - West Judicial District in Benton County, Arkansas. In addition to his trial and courtroom experience, Chris has extensive experience in leading and managing major white collar and immigration related corporate investigations.
Chris Plumlee is a former Assistant United States Attorney who has served as Chief of the Criminal Division. Chris leverages his years of courtroom and jury trial experience to lead complex internal corporate investigations, anti-corruption/compliance reviews, and represents clients in enforcement actions related to regulated areas such as:
- FCPA (Foreign Corrupt Practices Act)
- OFAC (Office of Foreign Assets Control) Specially Designated Nationals List
- Oversight/Investigations Conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice
- Anti-Corruption/Compliance Efforts
- Consumer Product Safety Commission
- Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Controls