Corporations creating or expanding their global footprints depend on BakerHostetler to manage sensitive issues stemming from overseas operations that could create exposure for the companies and their employees under U.S. law.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) continue to focus on enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), making compliance more important than ever. U.S. companies and their foreign subsidiaries face significant risk due to recent enactment of similar anticorruption laws by foreign countries, strengthened export control laws and heightened scrutiny of cross-border transactions.
Our FCPA team members draw upon their significant experience to help companies manage risk. We partner with clients to conduct assessments of their internal controls, develop workable risk management processes, implement effective "best practices" compliance programs and proactively spot and investigate possible instances of illegal conduct. We also vigorously and creatively defend our clients in enforcement proceedings should such proceedings arise.
Our attorneys are key members of project teams helping clients defend against and avoid FCPA liability.
Our clients benefit from:
- Our strong relationships within the DOJ and the SEC.
- Our relationships with the Serious Fraud Office, the United Nations and other foreign regulators.
- The firm’s track record of reaching successful resolutions to complex investigations.
- The insight of former top DOJ prosecutors, veteran civil trial attorneys, former enforcement officials from various federal agencies, from the Department of Energy to the SEC and the National Association of Securities Dealers (now the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority).
The team works closely with our international trade practice, which has significant experience with U.S. export control laws and regulations, anti-boycott regulations and related compliance issues. With complementary strengths in technology transactions and antitrust, the team helps clients navigate all aspects of doing business internationally.