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.