Olivia S. Singelmann


Olivia Singelmann is a partner with Foley & Lardner LLP. She is based out of the Washington, DC office and is a member of the firm’s Government Enforcement Defense & Investigations, Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Securities Enforcement & Litigation, and Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) Practice Groups.

Olivia’s practice includes litigation matters, with a focus on representing clients in investigations and/or enforcement proceedings by the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB). Olivia has experience representing companies and individuals in government and internal investigations relating to: the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and U.S. sanctions (OFAC) in both English and Spanish; public company accounting; compliance with public company audit standards; and criminal antitrust matters. Olivia also has experience representing businesses in a broad range of complex litigation matters before state and federal courts.

Prior to joining Foley, Olivia participated in the Georgetown University Law Center Domestic Violence Clinic where she represented domestic violence victims in Temporary Protection Order and Civil Protection Order proceedings in D.C. Superior Court. She also served as a summer associate in Foley’s Washington, D.C. office where she assisted attorneys in general litigation matters relating to securities enforcement, white collar defense, and business dispute resolution.


Awards and Recognition

  • Selected for inclusion in the 2018–2021 Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers® – Rising Stars lists.
  • Received a Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch recognition for Commercial Litigation (2022-2024).

Community Involvement

Olivia represents clients seeking asylum and other similar relief in the United States, with a focus on women and girls fleeing gender-based persecution. She has experience representing clients before both U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services asylum offices and the Executive Office for Immigration Review courts. Olivia is also a co-founder of the Firm’s Racial Justice and Equity pro bono practice group (RJEPG).

Olivia also stays engaged in her community through her membership in the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church and the Junior League of Washington.

Presentations and Publications

  • Co-authored the article “Corporate Monitor ships – The Nuts and Bolts,” for a CLE presentation by the ABA Women in White Collar Subcommittee on June 15, 2017
  • Co-authored, “Naming Bribe-Paying Third Parties Would Improve FCPA Compliance,” in the publication, The Anti-Corruption Report.


  • Fluent in Spanish
  • Proficient in German


21 June 2024 Events

Conducting Business in the Critical and Emerging Global Markets of Southeast Asia and Latin America, Plus a Learning Session on Projecting Ethics

Foley & Lardner will host a unique and exclusive afternoon event featuring attorneys from India and Brazil, who will discuss important legal developments and trends in Southeast Asia and Latin America in an interactive environment.
06 March 2024 Manufacturing Industry Advisor

What Every Multinational Company Should Know About … Anticorruption Red Flags (Red Flags Series Part I)

Anticorruption efforts have been an enforcement priority of the U.S. government for the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act for several decades now, with other countries increasingly taking a more aggressive posture on anticorruption enforcement as well.
03 January 2024 Manufacturing Industry Advisor

What Every Multinational Company Needs to Know About...Implementing an International Compliance Program (Part III)

We have received a request from several multinational clients to provide a list of the compliance policies that make sense for every multinational company to have in place. So as a follow-up to our earlier two posts, we thought we would add Part III, covering the core compliance policies that we most commonly see at most multinational companies.
01 September 2023 Honors and Awards

Olivia Singelmann Named a DC Rising Star by The National Law Journal

Foley & Lardner LLP partner Olivia Singelmann has been named a winner of the DC Rising Star award by The National Law Journal as part of their 2023 Legal Awards.
17 August 2023 Honors and Awards

Foley Attorneys Recognized in 2024 Best Lawyers in America

Foley & Lardner LLP proudly announced today that 236 of the firm’s attorneys across 20 U.S. offices have received recognition in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.
29 June 2023 Deals and Wins

Foley Wins Dismissal of Lawsuit Against Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation

Foley & Lardner LLP is pleased to announce it has secured dismissal of a lawsuit against its client The Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, Inc.