Marla Thompson Poirot

Partner, Litigation
Houston
2000 Wells Fargo Plaza
1000 Louisiana Street
Houston, Texas 77002
t 713.276.5112 f 713.276.6112
mpoirot@gardere.com

Marla Thompson Poirot is a trial lawyer who heads up Gardere’s white collar criminal defense practice.  Marla focuses her practice on white collar criminal defense, represents primarily Texas-based individuals and corporations throughout the U.S. and abroad in white collar matters. She is well-equipped for handling internal investigations, as well as defending against high-stakes governmental investigations and prosecutions involving complex criminal and regulatory issues.

Marla’s experience and expertise includes environmental-related matters, securities fraud and other issues facing the energy and health care industries. These matters often involve the Office of Foreign Assets Control regulations, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and various U.S. export controls and sanctions programs, and they include general compliance program drafting, design, implementation, training and evaluation. She is experienced in representing companies as well as individual officers or employees being investigated or potentially charged in the context of a larger criminal investigation.

Clients value Marla’s insight on governmental officials, the local judiciary and specific criminal procedures in Houston, Harris County and throughout Texas. They also appreciate her extensive behind-the-scenes investigative experience and analysis, and clients can expect a high level of legal analysis and defense, as well as superior briefing skills.

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