Effective anticorruption compliance is critical to any company operating internationally. We regularly conduct internal investigations of reported concerns under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and other anti-bribery laws to determine the veracity of allegations and to advise companies on responding effectively, including taking steps to reduce opportunities for future misconduct. We also defend companies and individuals in government enforcement and regulatory investigations by authorities in the United States, China and other countries.
We leverage our investigations and defense experience to assist clients in developing effective compliance programs and with appropriate compliance policies, procedures and training designed to enhance rather than disrupt business operations. We conduct global compliance risk assessments to help our clients make informed decisions on how to allocate compliance resources. We assist clients in conducting anticorruption due diligence and drafting strong contracts in cross-border deals and engagements of third-party representatives in order to mitigate the significant anticorruption risks those relationships present.
Our team includes former senior lawyers from the US Department of Justice (DOJ), US attorneys' offices and the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and individuals with deep in-house compliance, computer forensics and accounting experience, who collaborate to provide clients with the multidisciplinary experience and counsel that anticorruption matters often require.
Our practice also includes seasoned compliance lawyers at MWE China Law Offices, our strategic affiliate, who are authorized to conduct investigative activities in China and represent clients before China authorities.
Our team of lawyers experienced in investigations and defense has successfully represented clients including the following: