Tafari Nia Lumumba is a litigation associate in the Denver office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. His practice focuses on white collar criminal defense, corporate compliance, and complex business litigation.
Mr. Lumumba regularly conducts internal investigations and advises multinational corporations in connection with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other anti-corruption laws. He frequently creates investigation work plans, performs interviews with company employees, coordinates with compliance and legal personnel, manages document reviews and productions for government authorities, performs due diligence on third-party suppliers, and prepares presentations for senior executives and regulators. In 2016, Mr. Lumumba was named an “Up-and-Coming” lawyer by Law Week Colorado for his work in the White Collar Defense and Corporate Compliance space. In 2014, Mr. Lumumba was recognized by Law Week Colorado for “exemplary efforts in the legal profession” and was named a finalist for the “Up-and-Coming” [PDF] lawyer list.
Mr. Lumumba’s experience includes representing clients in connection with FCPA investigations conducted by the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission. Mr. Lumumba has also participated in anti-trust investigations involving government regulators in the United States, Switzerland, and Brazil. Mr. Lumumba is proficient in Spanish and Portuguese. He regularly reads, writes, and speaks Portuguese in professional contexts.
Mr. Lumumba has also represented clients in connection with complex business litigation, including trade secrets disputes and follow-on securities litigation from FCPA investigations.
Mr. Lumumba earned his law degree in 2011 from Yale Law School, where he served as President of the Yale Black Law Students Association. He received his Bachelor of Arts in English: Creative Writing in 2005, graduating cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the Colorado College. After completing undergraduate work, Mr. Lumumba was a Thomas J. Watson Fellow in Guatemala and Brazil.
Mr. Lumumba is admitted to practice law in the State of Colorado, the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.
Yale University - 2011 Juris Doctor
Colorado College - 2005 Bachelor of Arts