Chantel Febus is a senior counsel in the Litigation Department, and a member of the White Collar Defense & Investigations Group. Chantel currently represents telecommunications, health care, precious minerals, online travel services, universities, and media and entertainment clients in complex domestic and cross-border investigations and federal enforcement actions, as well as biopharmaceutical companies in complex commercial litigation and shareholder derivative actions.
Chantel has been practicing since 2002, most recently serving for four years as a federal prosecutor in the U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section. She prosecuted technology-facilitated child exploitation offenses, coordinated and executed national child exploitation operations involving federal, state and international law enforcement agencies, advised on the development of prosecution and enforcement policies, and conducted training related to child exploitation for federal prosecutors and judges.
Prior to her work at the Department of Justice, Chantel worked as an associate at Sidley Austin, where she represented and counseled clients in complex litigation and investigatory matters, including internal investigations, commercial pharmaceutical litigation and the Federal Corrupt Practices Act. Following her tenure at Sidley, she clerked for The Honorable Clarence Thomas, Associate Justice, United States Supreme Court; The Honorable Edith H. Jones, Chief Judge, Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; and The Honorable Royce C. Lamberth, Chief Judge, United States District Court, District of Columbia.
Chantel has presented on the FCPA, Supreme Court practice, and federal child exploitation law. She also volunteered for several years at the District of Columbia Rape Crisis Center as a crisis counselor.