Carina Tenaglia | Washington, D.C. | Hogan Lovells

Carina Tenaglia

Senior Associate Litigation, Arbitration, and Employment


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Tenaglia Carina

Carina Tenaglia
Tenaglia Carina
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Carina Tenaglia helps clients navigate challenging domestic and international investigations, compliance program evaluations, and client counseling.

Her experience includes representing clients faced with challenges stemming from the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statute, Stark Law, and various securities-based rules and regulations. Carina’s experience includes conducting witness interviews, working with large-scale teams to facilitate fact discovery, preparing government presentations, and drafting compliance audit reports. 

She has a passion for contributing to the firm's Pro Bono practice, particularly regarding criminal justice matters and women and children's issues. Carina has helped clients through a wide range of pro bono cases, from advocating for clients in D.C. Superior Court’s Domestic Violence Division, to successfully arguing for the positive grant of a client’s asylum petition before an Immigration Court. 

Carina was a Presidential Scholar at George Washington University Law School, where she graduated with honors. She was an active member of the Moot Court and Alternative Dispute Resolution boards, as well as a published author for the George Washington International Law Review.

Before joining Hogan Lovells, Carina worked as a legal intern at both the U.S. Department of Justice Criminal Fraud Section and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s FCPA unit. These experiences have equipped her with the ability to understand the nuances of government enforcement actions, and channel these skills in a way to effectively help clients navigate these challenges. As needed, Carina also utilizes her multicultural background and foreign language skills to provide additional support for international clients.

Representative experience

Counsel to a medical device manufacturer in an ongoing Boston SEC and DOJ FCPA investigation in Vietnam and Indonesia. 

Counsel to a French aerospace and defense contractor, in a voluntary disclosure of alleged corruption in its acquired China high-speed railway business, resolved with a DOJ declination. 


  • J.D., The George Washington University Law School, with honors, 2019
  • B.S., Florida State University, summa cum laude, 2016
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • District of Columbia
Court admissions
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia