Litigation counsel Anne Lefever has been recognized by Global Investigations Review to its 40 Under 40 list for 2017, placing her among the 40 leading investigations specialists who are helping to forge the future in investigations law and litigation.

In her GIR profile, Lefever says she first became interested in investigations because she was drawn to the human aspects of the work and felt compelled to influence corporate culture in a positive way. She particularly enjoys global investigations because of the intricacy of navigating different cultures and legal systems. Lefever also spoke to GIR about trends she expects to see in the investigations arena.

“I expect we’ll continue to see an increase in cooperation and information sharing among enforcement agencies in different countries,” she told GIR. “Also, the focus on individual wrongdoers in U.S. governmental investigations appears likely to continue.”

When asked about the highlight of her career, Lefever says she couldn’t choose just one.

“My career has afforded me the opportunity to meet face-to-face with a number of incredibly impressive senior executives who run some of the world’s largest and most well-established institutions,” she told GIR. “I’m grateful for every chance I get to see how they think, assess risk and make decisions.”

At Pillsbury, Lefever advises and represents clients in corporate and governmental investigations. She is experienced in dealing with antitrust violations, corporate governance issues, OFAC violations, allegations of tax fraud, and money laundering, and she has represented clients in commercial litigation in both state and federal court. Her specific expertise is in serving European financial institutions being investigated by U.S. regulators.