Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)

The United State Department of Justice (DOJ), together with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has stepped up its efforts to investigate and prosecute companies and even individuals under the FCPA. Violations of the FCPA come with stiff monetary penalties; for example, in 2014, a subsidiary of Alcoa, Inc. (the aluminum giant) agreed to pay DOJ and the SEC $384 million to settle claims that it violated the FCPA by paying bribes to officials in Bahrain. The Firm has extensive experience representing employees of global corporations involved in FCPA investigations. The Firm works hand in glove with in-house counsel or the outside counsel firm representing the company to insure the best results possible for all parties involved.

Representative cases include:

  • Represented executive officer of international retailer in DOJ investigation of alleged bribes paid to local officials;
  • Represented the CFO of an American company investigated for allegedly bribing Nigerian officials;