Our team draws upon unsurpassed experience in counseling and defending U.S. and foreign companies in matters relating to the United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and similar anti-corruption laws. In response to heightened anti-corruption compliance standards, we are often called upon to advise and represent clients in matters regarding compliance, risk assessment, third-party and transactional due diligence, internal investigations, and defense of proceedings before U.S. and foreign enforcement authorities. 

FCPA Pilot Program: One-Year Retrospective

The U.S. Department of Justice recently announced that it is extending its FCPA Pilot Program, which was launched in April 2016, while they evaluate the program.

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JPMorgan Settles Referral Hiring Investigations

Paul, Weiss represented JPMorgan in connection with its recent resolutions with the U.S. Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal Reserve relating to investigations of JPMorgan's hiring candidates referred by clients, potential clients and government officials in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Why Anti-Corruption Due Diligence Is Important in M&A Transactions

Enforcement of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and other international anti-corruption laws is increasing dramatically. In 2016 alone, DOJ and the SEC collected a record-shattering total of nearly $2.5 billion to resolve FCPA enforcement actions. 

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Paul, Weiss Adds Experienced Compliance Counsel to FCPA Practice

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP announced today that Peter Jaffe has joined the firm as counsel in its Washington, D.C. office, expanding the firm's deep bench of skilled United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) practitioners and its global anti-corruption capabilities.

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DOJ Announces a Pilot Program to Encourage Companies to Self-Report FCPA Violations

On April 5, 2016, the U.S. Department of Justice ("DOJ") released an FCPA "Enforcement Plan and Guidance" memorandum announcing a one-year pilot program that is designed to "motivate[e] companies to voluntarily self-disclose FCPA-related misconduct, fully cooperate with the Fraud Section, and, where appropriate, remediate flaws in their controls and compliance programs."

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DOJ and SEC Pressure Test Accuracy of Self-Reporting and Cooperation in PTC FCPA Settlement

On February 16, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice announced settled parallel enforcement and criminal actions against Massachusetts-based technology company PTC, Inc. and its two wholly-owned Chinese subsidiaries ("PTC-China"), alleging violations of the anti-bribery provisions and internal accounting controls and books and records provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

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Paul, Weiss Client Achieves Successful Result in World Bank Sanctions Hearing

The World Bank Sanctions Board has determined that a Paul, Weiss public sector software company client is not subject to a period of debarment in connection with proceedings brought by the World Bank Vice Presidency for Integrity (INT), which had sought a three-year debarment.

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