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. 

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. Thus, when acquiring and investing in companies, it is critical to evaluate and mitigate the risk of both previous and future violations. In this video, partner Mark Mendelsohn and counsel Peter Jaffe discuss unique challenges for investors and essential considerations for mergers and acquisitions. Mark is co-chair and Peter is deputy chair of the firm's Anti-Corruption & FCPA Practice Group.

POSTED ON January 12, 2017 » View More Videos

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