Tricia R. Lyons


212 335 2978

Tricia’s practice focuses on government investigations, monitorships, regulatory compliance, and commercial litigation. She represents corporations in both civil and criminal investigations and advises financial institutions and companies on anti-money laundering, anti-bribery, and sanctions compliance. Tricia’s clients benefit from her collaborative approach and proactive communication as well as her strong oral advocacy skills.

On the commercial litigation side, Tricia represents clients in contract, fraud, and business tort cases in state and federal courts. She recently successfully argued a discovery dispute motion in court that resulted in the judge ordering the plaintiffs to comply with their discovery obligations.

Tricia has also worked on a number of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigations, including cases involving allegations of bribes and kickback schemes in exchange for licenses and permits issued by foreign government entities or contracts with state-owned entities. She frequently handles matters investigated or brought by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS), and other law enforcement authorities.

As part of her pro bono practice, Tricia has represented clients in matters involving domestic violence and labor trafficking.

Prior to joining WMH, Tricia worked in the litigation department of a prominent international law firm, serving on an independent monitor team that oversaw an automotive company’s compliance with its obligations under the deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) with the DOJ. In this role, which lasted three years, Tricia reviewed the company’s compliance with safety regulations and procedures and recommended process improvements for enhanced performance. She also interned for the Honorable Judge Ramon E. Reyes Jr., Magistrate Judge in the Eastern District of New York (EDNY), during law school.


The Legal Aid Society Pro Bono Publico Award (2019)


Professional Affiliations

  • Federal Bar Council