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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.

How Regulators Are Assessing Corporate Compliance Programs

What makes an effective corporate compliance program? And how do regulators evaluate them? The U.S. Department of Justice recently issued guidance on evaluating the effectiveness of corporate compliance programs in criminal investigations. In this video, Mark Mendelsohn, litigation partner and co-chair of the Anti-Corruption & FCPA Group, and Peter Jaffe, counsel and deputy co-chair of the Anti-Corruption & FCPA Group, discuss how companies can use this guidance and other tools to evaluate their own compliance programs and to assess corruption and fraud risks in mergers and acquisitions.

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