Paige Ammons is Counsel in the Washington, D.C., office of Buckley LLP. Ms. Ammons represents corporate and individual clients in civil and criminal enforcement cases, including white collar criminal defense matters, securities enforcement defense, and environmental criminal defense.
Prior to joining Buckley, Ms. Ammons clerked for the Honorable James Robertson of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. Following law school, Ms. Ammons was an associate at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, where her practice focused on securities fraud class action cases.
Ms. Ammons received her J.D. from New York University School of Law (cum laude) in 2007 and a B.A. from the University of North Carolina in 2004.
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Foreign citizens and companies criminally prosecuted in the United States may face an unwelcome surprise if convicted ─ a higher sentence due solely to the fact that they operated in a foreign country. A little known enhancement in the Federal Sentencing Guidelines governing fraud offenses...Buckley Commentary & Analysis
"Less isn’t always more: 1001(a)(1) Concealment charges in voluntary disclosure submissions" by Paige Ammons and Preston Burton (Business Crimes Bulletin)
In any investigation where a client is deposed or interviewed by a government agent, experienced lawyers should be wary of potential false statement liability under 18 U.S.C. §1001, and likely will have advised their clients of the paramount need to be truthful. Voluntary communications, initiated...Articles
"Coercive process for material witnesses needs reform" by Preston Burton, Paige Ammons, and Caroline K. Eisner (Law360)
The material witness statute confers incredible power on the government to obtain the arrest and detention of a witness — even though that person is not accused of having committed any crime — simply by showing the court that the person is purportedly “material in a criminal proceeding” and that it...Articles
"Congressional subpoenas, special prosecutors, and the Capitol jail—Let the games begin" by Preston Burton and Paige Ammons (Bloomberg Law)
President Donald Trump has been predictably defiant in responding to the suggestion that House Democrats will unleash their newly won subpoena powers to investigate him, his administration, or his companies, warning that he is prepared to assume a “war-like posture” and that the Democrats “can play...Articles
Last summer, a lawsuit brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) alleging Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations against two individuals related to Noble Corporation, a global oil and gas drilling services company, nearly went to trial in federal court in Texas. SEC v...Articles
Awards & Recognitions
- Super Lawyers 2019 Rising Star: Criminal Defense: White Collar
- Super Lawyers 2018 Rising Star: Criminal Defense: White Collar
- Super Lawyers 2017 Rising Star: Criminal Defense: White Collar
- Super Lawyers 2016 Rising Star: Criminal Defense: White Collar
- J.D., New York University, 2007 (cum laude)
- B.A., University of North Carolina, 2004
- District of Columbia
- New York
- Law Clerk, Hon. James Robertson, U.S. District Court, District of Columbia