Global Anti-Corruption Compliance and Defense

Our team understands the complexities of global regulation and enforcement. We have the personnel and technological ability to collect and analyze data, conduct worldwide investigations and interviews, and advise clients regarding voluntary disclosure when appropriate. Armed with an understanding of the company and its actions, we can effectively represent the company in both formal and informal investigations or enforcement actions. Our attorneys regularly advise national and multinational companies responding to allegations of anti-corruption law violations, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the United Kingdom Bribery Act.

In the past several years, the DOJ and SEC have significantly increased the resources devoted to investigation and prosecution of violations under the FCPA and are now levying over a billion dollars in financial penalties each year. FCPA investigations can last for years and create significant costs to a company in dollars, time, and reputation. Establishing a comprehensive FCPA compliance program and an effective process for third-party due diligence is the first line of defense. We work with our clients to ensure they are in the best position possible to respond to and, if necessary, defend allegations of FCPA and other anti-corruption law violations. We also assist companies in building compliance programs to prevent fraud or the appearance of fraud from occurring.

Edwin Buffmire

Edwin Buffmire

Partner, Dallas
214.953.5939

Stephen Calhoun

Stephen Calhoun

Partner, San Antonio
210.978.7713

Jennifer Freel

Jennifer Freel

Partner, Austin
512.236.2330

Josué J. Galván

Josué J. Galván

Associate, San Antonio
210.978.7794

Erica Benites Giese

Erica Benites Giese

Partner, San Antonio
210.978.7791

Bethany Pickett

Bethany Pickett

Associate, Houston
713.752.4365

Robert L. Soza, Jr.

Robert L. Soza, Jr.

Partner, San Antonio
210.978.7718

Demi Williams

Demi Williams

Senior Counsel, Dallas
214,953.6121

Austin Yancy

Austin Yancy

Associate, Houston
713.752.4346