Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)

Employing our resources in government investigations and litigation, regulatory compliance, corporate securities, government contracting, and mergers and acquisitions, we regularly assist clients in complying with Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) and anti-corruption regulations worldwide. Our practice provides a comprehensive collection of services to address business corruption, including preventative counseling, investigative analysis, and representation in enforcement settings. We draw on our attorneys’ extensive experience in private practice and government service to advise clients, and we utilize our foreign offices in China and Latin America to provide insight and assistance when appropriate.

  • We counsel domestic and foreign companies in technology, energy, and other industry sectors with respect to corruption issues that arise in operations and transactions worldwide, including Latin America, South America, Asia, West Africa, and the Middle East.
  • We conduct internal investigations to allegations of corrupt payments and violations of accounting standards and advise clients on the legal implications of the investigative findings.
  • We assist in the implementation and review of anti-corruption compliance programs, including internal corporate training, third-party due diligence, financial controls, and other risk mitigation measures.
  • We represent clients in civil and criminal proceedings brought by the SEC and the Department of Justice for alleged violations of the FCPA.
  • We counsel buyers and sellers in mergers or acquisitions including performing due diligence, resolving FCPA issues and implementing risk mitigation measures.
  • We request on behalf of clients advisory opinions of the U.S. Department of Justice concerning compliance with the FCPA.
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Congress Passes the Foreign Extortion Prevention Act, a Potent New Tool in the Fight Against Interna [...]
January 31, 2024

For nearly 47 years, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) has criminalized and prosecuted the “supply side” of foreign bribery – the payment of bribes to foreign officials to assist in obtaining or retaining business. For decades, United States companies have faced criminal liability under FCPA for their involvement in offering or giving foreign bribes to corrupt foreign officials. Yet, crimin [...]