Background - Practices (Details)

Anti-Corruption, FCPA & U.K. Bribery Act


Given robust enforcement and the passage of analogous legislation in other countries, companies and executives are recognizing the need for proactive, nimble and sophisticated compliance strategies that can continue to mitigate against the risk of exposure to inappropriate activity while adapting to the rapidly evolving business environment.   Our team has worked with clients for decades in over 80 countries, spanning all six inhabited continents of the globe, on compliance with anti-corruption legislation and regulatory schemes, such as the FCPA and the U.K. Bribery Act. We have extensive experience defending clients under investigation, counseling on compliance issues, providing proactive training programs, conducting internal audits and investigations, and negotiating resolutions of government probes.The frequency and scope of such representations has only increased with the rise in enforcement and the advent of the expansive U.K. Bribery Act and "carbon copy" provisions.

An exceptional attribute of our anticorruption practice is the depth of experience our lawyers have within the government agencies that enforce these laws. As a result, our lawyers are highly knowledgeable of the application of the FCPA and, equally important, the government's approach to its enforcement. For example, our team includes individuals who held senior positions within the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and who handled numerous FCPA investigations and enforcement actions in the role of prosecutor or regulator. Our approach to FCPA matters entails composing a team that matches the needs of the client and the matter, and our deep bench affords us the ability to find that fit while respecting our clients' business imperatives.