Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Investigations

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (the “FCPA”), was enacted for the purpose of making it unlawful for certain persons and entities to make payments to foreign government officials to assist in obtaining or retaining business. Since 1977, the anti-bribery provisions of the FCPA have applied to all U.S. persons and certain foreign issuers of securities. With the enactment of certain amendments in 1998, the anti-bribery provisions of the FCPA now also apply to foreign firms and persons who cause, directly or through agents, an act in furtherance of such a corrupt payment to take place within the territory of the United States.

While in government service, our professionals gained extensive FCPA investigation experience, having served as the primary FCPA points of contact for their districts. Our professionals have attended multiple FCPA training programs exclusive to law enforcement sponsored by Main Justice, the SEC, and the FBI and received extensive exposure on preparing an FCPA case for trial, conducting parallel investigations, gathering international evidence, and asset tracing and recovery. We received extensive exposure to FCPA investigations and matters from across the country and were assigned to analyze all new FCPA matters coming into their districts. We have the experience to assist individuals and businesses involved in FCPA investigations and to provide compliance review, advice, and training on all aspects of the FCPA.

Our Experience

Defended international public company in years long SEC investigation involving allegations of violations of the FCPA and other securities laws

Defended financial industry client in investigation being conducted by the SEC involving allegations of international bribery

Conducted internal investigation of international manufacturer based on allegations of FCPA violations