Anti-Corruption & Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
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Our team has unsurpassed experience in counseling and defending U.S. and foreign companies and individuals in matters relating to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and similar anti-corruption laws. We are frequently contacted when a potential corruption issue arises, and are go-to counsel for investigations and enforcement proceedings before the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Multilateral Development Banks, including the World Bank. In addition, we advise clients considering transactions in high-risk markets or with business partners with high anti-corruption risks. We also counsel clients who are designing compliance programs and in conducting risk assessments.
December 16, 2020
Litigation partner Alex Oh was quoted in an article, “2020 in Review: Big FCPA Numbers Despite a Pandemic,” published by the Anti-Corruption Report. The article reviews and examines anti-corruption efforts in 2020, including the pandemic effect, what big settlement numbers mean for companies, and what to expect from the new administration in January.
Once the new administration appoints leadership at key enforcement agencies, and subsequently gets oriented, the Report predicts a flurry of activity in FCPA enforcement and compliance. However, “at a minimum, it will be some time before the dust settles and the new DOJ and SEC leadership issues new or additional guidance impacting how a company’s compliance program will be evaluated in the FCPA context.”