Practice Highlight: FCPA
In a global and competitive market, companies rely on Sullivan & Cromwell for guidance in navigating anticorruption laws and trade regulations in multiple jurisdictions and across borders.
In recent years, regulation of U.S. investment and trade has expanded, and enforcement actions under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) have become more frequent, forceful and consequential.
With their expertise in international trade laws, anti-corruption, finance and investment, and criminal defense, the lawyers in S&C’s 12 offices advise businesses on how to avoid violations and, when necessary, defend them vigorously in investigation and enforcement actions.
S&C’s Criminal Defense and Investigations Group handles matters involving international trade issues, including the defense of organizations and company officers accused of FCPA violations. The Firm’s criminal defense team includes former federal and state prosecutors, former bank regulatory enforcement counsel, and leading practitioners in banking and securities regulation.
The Firm’s clients come from a wide range of industries—including oil and gas, financial services, automotive manufacturing, aviation, engineering and electronics—and operate in the United States, the United Kingdom, continental Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, China and Japan. While their industries and geography remain diverse, they have in common a knowledge that their best chance of success in negotiating the complicated terrain of trade regulation is working with the seasoned team at S&C.