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.