Read "The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act At a Glance"
As a result of globalization, U.S. and multinational companies must navigate and anticipate compliance issues in jurisdictions around the world. These companies need a clear understanding of laws that restrict the practices that they may employ in securing or maintaining business opportunities abroad. One such law – the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) – has become a key enforcement priority for the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Locke Lord lawyers are skilled in advising clients on how to respond to and avoid FCPA issues to ensure that they will be able to compete effectively in the international market. We have provided FCPA compliance training to clients in countries spanning multiple continents. Our lawyers also possess the skills to try FCPA issues should they proceed to an indictment. Several of Locke Lord’s lawyers involved in this area are Fellows in the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers, widely considered the premier professional trial organization in the United States. Additionally, our lawyers are able to advise clients regarding compliance with the anti-corruption laws of non-U.S. countries, such as the UK Bribery Act.
We represent clients in a variety of industries, from energy and manufacturing to biotechnology, telecommunications and pharmaceuticals. Whether doing business in established or emerging markets, clients trust us to guide them through investigations, litigation and anti-corruption training.