FCPA & Anti-Corruption Investigations
Baker & McKenzie has one of the world’s largest and most experienced FCPA and anti-corruption investigations practices. We have successfully represented major multinational companies in thousands of investigations by US and foreign law enforcement agencies.
Our team of more than 50 anti-corruption lawyers includes former government prosecutors and investigators from the highest levels of law enforcement, such as the former US Deputy Attorney General, Senior Counsel to the Deputy Attorney General, Chair of the President's Corporate Fraud Task Force, Chief of the Complex Fraud Section of the US Attorney’s Office in Chicago, as well as former DOJ prosecutors and SEC investigators.
Because of our government experience, we know how regulators think and can quickly devise effective defense strategies. We help clients determine which information to disclose, coordinate parallel investigations and manage risk by improving compliance programs to avoid investigations in the first place.
Our frequent interaction with DOJ and SEC officials enables us to negotiate limits on the scope of government investigations and requests for document production—the biggest cost drivers in these cases.
With offices around the world, our on-the-ground ability to advise clients in emerging markets is unsurpassed. As anti-corruption authorities increasingly collaborate across borders, having a global perspective in these cases has never been so important.