The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) is one of the most powerful tools used by the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission to address international bribery and corruption.
We routinely handle enforcement proceedings, counseling corporations and individuals subject to the FCPA and other similar international anti-corruption laws, including the U.K. Bribery Act of 2010. However, companies that establish compliance programs may be better positioned to resolve anti-corruption law violations on a civil, rather than criminal, basis. We leverage our unique experience to develop and help implement industry-leading, customized compliance programs for businesses of all sizes in a cost-effective manner.
Lawyers on our team have held supervisory positions in the Department of Justice. Because we understand how the government investigates and prosecutes these cases, we can help clients navigate the issues and process when a possible violation is under scrutiny.
We understand both the risks and benefits of self-reporting possible violations of law and we counsel each client appropriately.
Clients in a wide variety of industries, including, among others:
Law360 | August 28, 2019
New York City partner Isabelle De Smedt (CORP), Manchester partner Mark Knights (GIWC), Boston counsel Robert Fisher (GIWC), Manchester associate Michael Strauss (CDPG) and Boston associate Scott Seitz (GIWC) authored this column about the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit’s recent decision regarding the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act’s anti-bribery provisions and what the decision means for companies needing to comply with the law.
New Hampshire Business Review | August 30, 2018
Manchester Government Investigations & White Collar Defense associate Mark Knights wrote this contributed article on how cautious companies can comply with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and avoid corruption when doing business internationally.
The Anti-Corruption Report | May 29, 2018
Corporate partners Alexandra Lopez-Casero and Isabelle de Smedt are quoted in this article discussing the business consequences of the Global Magnitsky Act, a new anti-corruption statute.