Erin E. Callahan

Erin E. Callahan

Professional Staff Assistant General Counsel & Managing Director, Risk & Compliance - Europe & Asia
Erin E. Callahan

Erin Callahan is the Assistant General Counsel and Managing Director of International Risk and Compliance for Goodwin. She provides advice on all aspects of professional ethics and practice as well as other legal matters affecting the firm. Ms. Callahan has particular responsibility for the firm’s offices in the UK, Europe and Hong Kong. She joined Goodwin in 2017.

Professional Activities

Yale Journal of International Law, Book Review Editor


“The FCPA and the UK Bribery Act: Tackling a Global Problem,” In Compliance, March 2013

“Legal Developments for Directors and Officers in the Russian Federation,” Executive Risks: A Boardroom Guide 2012/2013

“Could bribery claims hurt us?” Financial Times, Business Question Section, p. 25, July 14, 2012

“Settlements and Exhaustion Provisions: Is the Insured’s Excess Coverage at Risk?” Insurance and Reinsurance Newswire, May 2012

“Are You Paying Too Much?” How Smart Companies Use FCPA and UK Bribery Act Due Diligence to Ensure Their Deals Are Valued Correctly,” Corporate Newswire, January 2012. Reprinted in Acquisition International, May 2012

“Rule of Law and Human Rights,” The Hague Institute for International Law (HiiL), First Annual Law of the Future Conference, Peace Palace, The Hague, October 26, 2007

“Corporate Governance and Directors’ Duties: United States,” PLC Cross-border Corporate Governance and Directors’ Duties Handbook, 2003

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin, Ms. Callahan was an International Partner and Head of Compliance in the London office of Chadbourne & Parke. Prior to that, she was a senior associate in the securities practice group at the London office of Debevoise & Plimpton.


International Compliance Association Distinction in Anti Money Laundering Awareness

Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection (GDPR) (PC.dp), with distinction






J.D., 1997
Yale Law School
(Foreign Language and Area Studies Scholarship)
B.A., 1992
Hollins University
(summa cum laude)



New York





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