Illya Antonenko is Privacy Counsel for TRACE International Inc., a globally recognized anti-bribery business organization and leading provider of cost-effective third party risk management solutions.
Prior to joining TRACE, Illya advised clients regarding cross-border transactions, general corporate issues and FCPA compliance matters and investigations for fifteen years in major DC law firms and in-house. While serving as the associate general counsel of a global manufacturer of equipment used in the power and extractive industries, Illya was responsible for FCPA matters and cooperating on behalf of the company with an independent compliance monitor and the Department of Justice in a post-FCPA enforcement context.
Illya has leveraged his experience in international matters by developing expertise in the European data protection legislation, in particular the General Data Protection Regulation.
Illya received his J.D. from Vanderbilt Law School in 2002 and earned his undergraduate degree in linguistics from the Kyiv National Linguistics University in 1999. He has been admitted to the state bars of District of Columbia and Maryland. He is a native speaker of Ukrainian and Russian.