Anti-corruption and FCPA

Navigating today’s complex regulatory and enforcement environment requires sophisticated legal advice that spans borders. Our leading global anti-corruption team includes “an all-star cast of attorneys on the D.C. FCPA scene” (Global Investigations Review, Just Anti-Corruption). We can help.

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Client Successes

Successfully represented Brazilian petrochemical company Braskem S.A. in the resolution of its DOJ and SEC investigations of corruption allegations against the company. In a history-making deal, Braskem agreed to pay a total of US$957M to authorities in the U.S., Brazil, and Switzerland to resolve investigations into the company's participation in the Brazilian Lava Jato or "Car Wash" corruption scandal.

Represented Alstom S.A. in successfully settling a worldwide investigation of alleged violations of the FCPA—the largest criminal FCPA matter ever resolved by the U.S. Department of Justice at the time

Secured a landmark decision for a leading supplier for the global offshore energy industry, resolving an investigation of alleged corruption in two jurisdictions

Represented a multinational pharmaceutical company in a high-profile investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission

A Dynamic and Sophisticated Practice

Our deep bench of seasoned professionals, including senior defense lawyers as well as former enforcement attorneys from both the DOJ and SEC, has played key roles in virtually every path breaking FCPA settlement over the last decade.

We advise on all aspects of anti-corruption law—including designing and improving compliance programs, conducting due diligence on M&A targets and intermediaries, leading internal investigations and negotiating with government enforcement authorities, handling post-resolution compliance responsibilities, and navigating the civil litigation that often accompanies anticorruption investigations.

Global Reach and Experience

  • With offices around the world, we can support cross-border, multi-jurisdictional investigations and assist our clients in the emerging multi-dimensional enforcement space.
  • We have substantial experience representing both individual and corporate clients before enforcement agencies.
  • Our unparalleled expertise in the anticorruption arena has directly led to numerous government-appointed compliance monitorships for multinational companies.

Industry Recognition

  • Partners Timothy Dickinson, Nat Edmonds, and Bob Luskin were recognized as Leading Lawyers for Nationwide FCPA in Chambers USA
  • Named the Most Impressive Investigations Practice of the Year by Global Investigations Review
  • Ranked a Top 20 Investigations Practice and also ranked an "Elite" FCPA practice (the highest possible ranking) in Washington, D.C. by Global Investigations Review
  • Recognized as the second most active global law firm advising on FCPA settlements since 2008
  • Selected by Global Investigations Review as the most active global law firm advising on FCPA monitorships since 2004
  • Recognized for work on the Global Dispute of the Year for Investigations in Latin America by American Lawyer
  • Selected as a White Collar Practice Group of the Year by Law360