Kyden Creekpaum

Kyden Creekpaum advises clients in matters involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), international anti-corruption law and compliance, anti-money laundering law and compliance, third-party due diligence and internal investigations. He has conducted both broad and targeted in-depth reviews of client operations in the oil and gas, banking and aerospace industries, and has conducted due diligence on business partners, commercial consultants, and joint venture and consortium partners on six continents. Kyden has undertaken this work in the contexts of government investigations and monitorships, mergers and acquisitions, inquiries following whistleblower reports, and in the course of internal compliance system audits and modernizations. Kyden has provided anti-corruption compliance advice with regard to various types of contracts, and has written and reviewed a broad range of internal policies and procedures to help clients meet their obligations with regard to anti-corruption and anti-money laundering compliance in international business. He has also developed anti-corruption training programs and has trained in-house legal personnel on the practical application of international anti-corruption risk management principles to their businesses.

In addition, through a secondment to a banking client in the Middle East with operations across Africa, Kyden provided general in-house legal advice on numerous topics ranging from due diligence activities and compliance policies to corporate wind-downs, corporate secretarial and public disclosure matters, and other matters of corporate governance and structure. During another secondment—this time to a global aerospace and defense company—Kyden contributed to the drafting and revision of a suite of compliance-related policies and procedures.

Professional Activities
  • Adjunct professor of law, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne Law School, Paris, 2014 – 2015
  • Mock trial judge, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne Law School, Paris, Spring 2014
Previous Experience
  • Senior legal consultant, seconded to in-house legal department of a stock exchange-listed pan-African bank headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August – November 2015
  • Board of directors, Sinfonietta Paris Chamber Orchestra, Paris, 2012 – 2013
  • Youth leader, the American Cathedral in Paris, 2010 – 2012
  • Judicial intern, the Honorable Robert Henry, chief judge, United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, Oklahoma City, 2006
  • Pianist-in-Residence, the Honorable Craig Stapleton, United States ambassador to France, 2006 – 2007
  • Co-author, successful application to create a new Federally Qualified Health Center now serving the people of Conowingo, Maryland, and surrounding communities, 2006
Highlighted Lectures
  • “Introduction to the FCPA” and “Out of Court Settlement Mechanisms,” (in English) The University of Paris, La Sorbonne Law School, Paris, February 2016
  • “Introduction to Fed Courts” and “Fed Courts Continued,” (in English) The University of Paris, La Sorbonne Law School, Paris, November and December 2015
  • Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Presentation, “FCPA and International Practice: Perspectives from an American in Paris,” Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (KCMBA) and the University of Missouri, Kansas City (UMKC) School of Law Continuing Legal Education Department, Paris, August 2014
  • “Introduction to the FCPA,” International Law & Institutions Course, American University, Washington, DC, taught at the Hughes Hubbard offices in Paris, March 2013
  • “Introduction to the FCPA,” International Law & Institutions Course, American University, Washington, DC, taught at the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris, November 2012
  • Panelist, “NYU/Tufts University 2012 Post-Presidential Election Roundtable,” New York University, Paris campus, November 2012
  • Speaker, “ESCP-Europe 2012 US Presidential Election Debate,” Paris, October 2012
  • “Introduction to the FCPA,” Global Trafficking Course, The University of Oklahoma, campus in Arezzo, Italy, February 2012
Highlighted Publications
  • Contributor to Hughes Hubbard's FCPA/Anti-Bribery Alerts, 2009 – 2013, 2015 – 2016
  • “What’s Wrong with a Little More Double Jeopardy?,” American Criminal Law Review 44 (2007): 1179
  • Editor, co-author, “Health Care Fraud,” in the 2008 Annual Survey of White Collar Crime, American Criminal Law Review 45 (2008): 609Current representation of a French CAC 40-listed multinational corporation with respect to due diligence on commercial consultants, and joint venture and consortium partners on six continents
  • Current representation of a French CAC 40 multinational aerospace and defense company with respect to the creation and implementation of anti-corruption and third-party due diligence policies and procedures, and in the conduct of due diligence assessments for commercial consultants around the world
  • Current representation of an Asian company in connection with a sanctions investigation by the African Development Bank, involving alleged sanctionable practices related to projects in Africa
  • Current representation of a publicly traded international banking group through the provision of anti-corruption and anti-money laundering advice and due diligence, including in relation to acquisition target entities across sub-Saharan Africa
  • Contributed to the drafting of a code of ethics and compliance policies for a stock exchange-listed international banking group
  • Represented a CAC 40 French multinational company in a worldwide review, including with respect to activities in Algeria, Angola, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Colombia, Cuba, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, India, Indonesia, Italy, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Libya, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam and Yemen
  • Drafted due diligence and risk management policies governing joint venture and consortium relationships for a stock exchange-listed multinational company
  • Drafted business partner contracts used by a global oil and gas services company to engage third-party business partners around the world
  • Assisted in the global analysis of procurement and subcontracting policies and procedures for a stock exchange-listed multinational company
  • Created and conducted international anti-corruption law training for in-house legal personnel in a stock exchange-listed multinational company
  • Reviewed and monitored anti-corruption compliance and internal controls and procedures of Innospec Inc. on behalf of the monitor appointed by the US Department of Justice, the US Securities and Exchange Commission, and the UK Serious Fraud Office
  • Provided advice and assistance to the Ethics and Compliance Committee of the board of directors of a French multinational CAC 40 industrial manufacturing company with respect to various anti-corruption matters
  • Assisted in representation of a venture fund in connection with portfolio holding company activities in Algeria and France
  • Assisted with the defense against a suit for a temporary restraining order and permanent injunction in a matter involving false advertising claims and the Lanham Act
  • Provided research and advice for litigation on behalf of Boy Scouts of America, including assistance with an amicus curiae brief to the United States Supreme Court
  • Assisted in an internal investigation with regard to export controls, International Traffic in Arms Regulations and trade sanctions

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