When you find yourself facing issues arising under various anticorruption laws, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), UK Bribery Act, OECD Anti-Bribery Convention, and other international agreements and local laws, you need a solid team to represent you before enforcement agencies, defend you against government investigations, conduct internal investigations, and create and enhance your anticorruption compliance programs. Dealing with these matters requires insider knowledge of various areas of the law, including international trade, corporate practices, white collar crime, and forensic accounting. It also demands experience in dealings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Department of Justice, and international enforcement agencies.
Alston & Bird’s multifaceted anticorruption team includes practitioners in each of these areas and is capable of representing corporations and individuals on all matters arising under anticorruption laws. In addition to our attorneys, we frequently rely on our in-house CPAs and members of our Legislative & Public Policy Group to provide additional assistance and advice as needed.
We have represented companies in a wide range of industries on anticorruption matters, including those operating in the logistics, defense, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, technology, health care, life sciences, automotive, insurance, financial services, retail, and agriculture industries. Our representations have involved conduct in many countries across Asia, Africa, Europe, and South America.
Our FCPA attorneys bring to bear more than 70 years of combined federal and state prosecution experience when representing our clients. We have strong connections with—and are well regarded by—the DOJ and SEC attorneys who may launch investigations of your company. Our experience allows us to focus, from the outset of a matter, on implementing a strategy that best fits your situation. We know how prosecutors think, and we implement a strategy that gives you the best chance of reaching a favorable outcome, be it conducting a thorough internal investigation and implementing a remediation plan without disclosure to the government, causing the government to end an investigation, or reaching an advantageous settlement.
We have been actively involved in internal investigations globally and in negotiating major criminal cases before the DOJ and SEC, as well as in representing clients in the World Bank’s Voluntary Disclosure Program. When it comes to defending anticorruption allegations and protecting your company, Alston & Bird stands ready with the experience to review policies and procedures, provide necessary training and corrections, and defend your reputation.