DRT Alliance Attorney Highlight: Richard Wiedis, Partner at Diaz Reus, Washington D.C.

I grew up on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in NYC. I received my undergraduate degree at the University of
Michigan and then went to law school at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. After graduating
law school in 1991, I started my legal career at the firm of Akin, Gump also in Washington. After three years, I began working as a Federal Prosecutor in the Criminal Division, Fraud Section of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), where I worked for the next 15 years. At DOJ, I led high profile criminal investigations and tried numerous cases in Federal Courts around the U.S. My cases included trying high profile defendants accused of bank fraud, mail fraud, wire fraud securities fraud, and bribery. I also handled a number of FCPA investigations. I received numerous
awards and commendations for the investigations that I led and cases I tried. After leaving the DOJ in 2006, I joined MicroStrategy, a software and technology Company in Tysons Corner, Virginia, where I held various executive roles including, Associate General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Risk Management and Human Resources. At MicroStrategy, I implemented a cutting edge compliance and risk management program including setting up an FCPA due dilligence regime and overseeing the Company’s insurance and litigation functions. I joined DRT in 2016.