Sophia Golvach

Associate Washington, D.C.
Sophia Golvach
Sophia Golvach is an associate in Weil’s Washington, DC office and a member of the Firm’s White Collar Defense, Regulatory & Investigations practice. She focuses on white collar defense, regulatory enforcement, and government investigations by the U.S. DOJ and SEC, including those related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Ms. Golvach currently serves on Weil teams representing a global pharmaceutical company in connection with a review of its global anti-bribery and compliance program under the terms of an SEC settlement for violations of the FCPA, a global energy company in connection with a DOJ investigation into foreign bribery and corruption, and the liquidators of a foreign private equity firm.

Ms. Golvach also has extensive experience conducting internal corporate investigations, representing, in particular, Boards of Trustees. She has recently represented a private school, a professional association, and an oil and gas company. Outside of her active practice, Ms. Golvach focuses on pro bono representations, including work with Immigration Equality and the Innocence Project.

Ms. Golvach received her J.D., with honors, from The University of Texas at Austin, where she was an Executive Editor for the Texas International Law Journal. While at Texas, she also obtained an M.A. in Middle Eastern Studies. Her thesis focused on the interpretation of Islamic jurisprudence concerning the laws of armed conflict. She earned her B.A. in Middle Eastern Studies from Dartmouth College.

Prior to joining Weil, she served as a law clerk for the Hon. W. Eugene Davis in the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and also clerked in the Western District Court of Texas.