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Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) prohibits bribery of foreign officials in order to obtain or retain business and sets requirements for record-keeping and internal accounting controls at corporations that are publicly traded on U.S. securities exchanges. The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) continue to increase their focus on FCPA enforcement. Given this government focus and the significant penalties and sanctions which can accompany an FCPA violation, strict compliance is more important than ever.

In order to ensure compliance, businesses need skilled attorneys who can provide counsel on FCPA compliance issues and provide aggressive defense should a violation be discovered or alleged. Our white collar criminal defense attorneys draw upon their significant litigation experience and elite business acumen to help companies manage risk and defend FCPA allegations. We work one-on-one with our clients to create, update and implement compliance programs, and provide vigorous and exacting defense should enforcement proceedings arise. At The Federal Practice Group Worldwide Service, our lawyers possess the expertise to navigate clients through this high-risk area of liability.