Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

Compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) is a critical business issue for international companies with operations in the United States. Government investigations and enforcement actions resulting from alleged violations of the FCPA can be a financial liability and place an unwelcome public spotlight on a company’s management. Goodwin’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act team, which includes a number of former federal prosecutors, has extensive experience investigating and defending against FCPA allegations.

Our experience includes representing corporations, boards of directors, special committees, and individuals in internal investigations and civil and criminal enforcement actions arising under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, as well as other global anti-bribery, anti-corruption, and anti-money laundering laws. Our attorneys have represented domestic and international clients in FCPA matters around the world, including countries throughout Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas, and have developed a strong network of international consultants in local geographies to assist with these matters.

We also have extensive experience developing and implementing global compliance programs in these substantive areas, and conducting client-focused risk-assessments, third-party due diligence protocols, and employee and third-party trainings.  We also routinely provide clients with extensive transactional support, including by assisting with due diligence, identifying and resolving anti-corruption and related issues that may arise, and drafting appropriate agreements to address these issues.