Apeksha Vora

Apeksha is an associate in the Government Enforcement and White Collar Practice.
Apeksha Vora, Associate, Arent Fox LLP

Apeksha specializes in white collar defense and internal and government investigations. As part of her practice, Apeksha represents companies and individuals in connection with investigations, criminal prosecutions, and enforcement actions brought by the US Department of Justice (DOJ), US Attorney’s Offices around the country, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and other enforcement agencies. Apeksha has experience advising clients on high-stakes matters involving federal securities laws, the Bank Secrecy Act/anti-money laundering, the Anti-Kickback Statute, False Claims Act, mail and wire fraud, export violations, workplace misconduct, and other white collar matters. Apeksha also has extensive experience assisting clients in responding to federal and congressional subpoenas.

Apeksha has served as the lead associate on investigations, settlement negotiations, and has worked on a broad range of criminal and civil trial-ready matters, providing her with significant experience in all phases of litigation including discovery, motions practice, witness preparation, and trial.

Client Work

Recent representative matters with which Apeksha has been involved include:

  • Obtained dismissal of 10 fraud counts brought by DOJ National Security Division and the USAO for the Western District of Texas against an engineer accused of concealing an alleged conflict of interest from his former employer;
  • Obtained voluntary dismissal of commodity options fraud case brought against individual by the US Commodities & Futures Trading Commission;
  • Led an internal investigation into possible misconduct at non-profit organization, authored investigative report, and presented investigative findings and recommendations to Board of Directors;
  • Represented multiple financial institutions in connection with congressional subpoenas, grand jury subpoenas from various USAO offices, and subpoenas from the US Securities & Exchange Commission;
  • Represented a foreign corporation under criminal investigation by DOJ for export controls compliance and negotiated a favorable plea agreement on behalf of client; and
  • Represented a financial institution in an internal investigation into ethics and compliance issues.

Previous Work

Apeksha previously worked as an associate at an international law firm in its New York office. 

Publications, Presentations & Recognitions

  • Second Circuit Rejects Evasion-of-Secondary-Sanctions Theory; Upholds DOJ’s Use of Bank Fraud Statute in Sanctions Prosecution, 138 Banking L.J. 89 (2021)
  • Into the Shadows:  Examining Judicial Language in Revenge Porn Cases, 18 Geo. J. Gender & L. 229 (2017)
  • Bar & Court Admissions
    • New York Bar
    • US District Court, Eastern District of New York
    • US District Court, Southern District of New York
  • Education
    Georgetown University Law Center, JD, cum laude, 2017
    New York University, BA, 2014