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Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP - FCPA

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Commentary from the Chambers USA guide

Basic facts about the department
Key offices include Los Angeles, New York and Washington, DC.

What the team is known for Preeminent FCPA practice, with deep experience across the full spectrum of anticorruption matters. Impressive bench strength that includes not only US-based experts but also a number of highly skilled practitioners in foreign jurisdictions, with particular presence in Asia and Latin America. Fully equipped to handle complex multijurisdictional investigations, compliance counseling and monitorships.

Strengths One client describes the team as "first-rate," highlighting its "very deep bench and a number of attorneys around the world who specialize in this area." This is complemented by the team's service-centric approach: "What I like most is that they will work with the client to come up with an approach that really suits their interests. Whatever the resources I need, they're always willing to work with me."

Interviewees concur that Gibson Dunn has "one of the premier practices for FCPA."

Work highlights Represented Mead Johnson Nutrition before the SEC and DOJ in an investigation concerning allegations of improper payments in China.

Significant clients Petrobras, Och-Ziff Capital Management Group, Nuline Pharmaceuticals.

Notable practitioners

Joseph Warin has "the best FCPA practice in America," according to one source. He is widely recognized for his unrivaled anticorruption expertise and is regularly involved in both investigations and monitorships concerning major multinational companies. "He is definitely a leader," a client attests, describing him as "extremely detailed, but also practical and extremely effective."

The "first-rate" Richard Grime is an "utterly fantastic" FCPA practitioner who also has valuable experience in securities enforcement and accounting fraud matters. Sources report that "he has great instincts and a great sense of pragmatic business reality, as well as an encyclopedic knowledge of the law."

Michael Diamant is increasingly noted for his expertise in FCPA, evidenced by his frequent appointments to complex, high-profile investigations, as well as bank enforcement matters. Sources consider him an "excellent" lawyer who is "very sharp and very good."

Department profile by Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

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Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP - FCPA

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Commentary from the Chambers USA guide

Basic facts about the department
Key offices include New York and Washington, DC.

What the team is known for Robust practice with deep expertise in defending clients in high-stakes global FCPA investigations. Leverages its considerable weight in corporate matters to provide comprehensive advice on compliance during key transactions and internal reviews. Broad client roster that includes financial services institutions, multinational pharmaceuticals and leading technology companies.

Strengths One client remarks on the team's broad view of the market, saying: "They work well with us to ensure we are well calibrated for any particular undertaking or project, and are proactive in terms of how we might approach certain issues based on developments around the globe."

Another applauds the firm's combination of legal expertise and industry knowledge, noting that this commercial awareness makes them "very useful and their advice very practical, as opposed to other firms who have a good handle on the law but don't provide such tailored advice."

Work highlights Represented Cisco Systems in investigations by the SEC and DOJ into the company's activities in Russia and the CIS. In September 2016 it was announced that no enforcement action would be brought against the company in either case.

Continued to advise IBM on a DOJ investigation concerning potential FCPA concerns in a number of countries in Europe, Asia and South America.

Significant clients Hitachi, AstraZeneca, BHP Billiton.

Notable practitioners

Angela Burgess regularly guides companies through anticorruption investigations led by both the DOJ and SEC, and also provides advice on compliance programs and corporate governance matters. Clients remark that she is "extremely knowledgeable," adding that she "uses her experience and terrific judgment to help you make a smart decision."

Experienced white-collar litigator Scott Muller continues to act for large financial institutions and public companies undergoing major FCPA investigations in both a domestic and an international context. Sources say he has "a lot of expertise" in anticorruption law while also drawing attention to his "very good business grasp" of a matter.

Department profile by Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

For more information about Davis Polk’s practices, please visit www.davispolk.com/practices.

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Debevoise & Plimpton LLP - FCPA

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Basic facts about the department
Key offices include New York and Washington, DC.

What the team is known for Accomplished FCPA group, which combines notable investigations experience with a deep bench of white-collar attorneys and former federal prosecutors. Acts across wide-ranging global industries including construction, energy, investment banking and consumer goods. Covers the full gamut of anticorruption and antibribery matters, from providing M&A due diligence advice through to defense during major government investigations.

Strengths One client describes the group as "very practical in their approach and they just get our company: they know who we are and help me to right-size the business solutions so that they make sense."

Another interviewee enthuses: "We had an excellent experience working with the team. They have always been very responsive to our requests and a pleasure to deal with."

Notable practitioners

The "excellent" Bruce Yannett is well known for his strength in white-collar and regulatory enforcement matters. His anticorruption expertise includes particular focus on foreign bribery and money laundering cases, many of which involve enforcement proceedings in multiple global jurisdictions.

Sean Hecker has a flourishing practice in the anticorruption space and regularly provides advice on complex, cross-border FCPA investigations and compliance measures. An impressed client applauds him for his "good knowledge of the FCPA and common-sense application."

Andrew Levine takes on sophisticated anticorruption work as part of his broad-based white-collar practice. He frequently defends clients across a range of investigations and regulatory enforcement matters, and has a particular focus on cases that involve Latin American interests.

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Miller & Chevalier Chartered - FCPA

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Commentary from the Chambers USA guide

Basic facts about the department
Key office is Washington, DC.

What the team is known for Maintains a strong standing in anticorruption matters involving the FCPA. Superb compliance offering with extensive experience in everything from transactional due diligence to major corporate monitorships. Broad spread of talent at both partner and associate level, fielding a strong group of attorneys with notable cross-border expertise.

Strengths Sources confirm that Miller & Chevalier is "a very knowledgeable firm that really and truly understands the FCPA."

Clients highlight the firm's consistency throughout its ranks, saying: "It really shows in the coordination between individuals; whoever I'm talking to, they're always on the same page."

Work highlights Assisted VimpelCom during an extensive investigation into the company's business activities in current and former CIS countries, including Georgia, Uzbekistan, Russia and Armenia.

Notable practitioners

Homer Moyer maintains his reputation as one of the most experienced FCPA practitioners at the Bar, with leading expertise in both US and international anticorruption laws. One client relates that he "provides very wise advice during big-picture strategizing" while another describes him as "an outstanding compliance counselor."

As chair of the firm's international department, Kathryn Cameron Atkinson is a recognized expert in matters pertaining to worldwide anticorruption law. Her compliance counseling practice includes advising on transactions and internal investigations as well as handling monitorships. She receives praise as an "extremely knowledgeable and experienced" practitioner who "brings a great approach to difficult situations."

The "extremely energetic and creative" Mark Rochon is widely known for the strength of his white-collar practice and his robust FCPA expertise. He receives particular praise for his ability to handle highly complex matters, as one client attests: "He is able to play chess on ten different boards at the same time, and he will win them all."

James Tillen offers significant experience across all aspects of FCPA compliance and enforcement, and also has substantial expertise in money laundering cases. His valuable international experience includes a particular focus on Latin America. Clients speak to his "very practical advice, not only on the substantive law, but also on how best to manage a complex investigation."

Department profile by Miller & Chevalier Chartered

Our International practice offers clients experience with a wide variety of trade and investment policy issues and with most aspects of the increasingly interrelated areas of international legal and regulatory compliance covered by U.S. laws and international agreements. Our team is recognized in the areas of antidumping, countervailing duty, safeguards, and market disruption proceedings; customs; trade policy and legislation; civilian and military export controls; economic sanctions; the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and international anti-corruption laws; U.S. anti-boycott regimes; WTO and NAFTA dispute settlement; WTO and bilateral negotiations and compliance; and global regulatory compliance. Our clients have involved us centrally in a series of seminal cases, including some of the largest and most significant countervailing duty, antidumping, safeguards, WTO dispute settlement, NAFTA binational panel, and NAFTA Extraordinary Challenge cases ever to be litigated. Having represented clients in FCPA matters for more than 30 years, Miller & Chevalier has a wealth of experience in anti-corruption work. In recognition of the depth and breadth of our International practice, we are regularly called upon by some of the world's largest multinational corporations to design and implement international regulatory compliance programs, perform internal audits, investigations, and global due diligence, and defend against enforcement actions.

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Miller & Chevalier's International department represents clients around the world, with particular emphasis on Latin America and the CIS region.


WilmerHale - FCPA

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Commentary from the Chambers USA guide

Basic facts about the department
Key offices include New York and Washington, DC.

What the team is known for Highly regarded white-collar group, which counsels and defends corporate clients from numerous industries in investigations and enforcement actions. Also provides extensive advice during internal investigations as well as on structuring FCPA compliance programs. Considerable international expertise, particularly in matters concerning Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.

Strengths One impressed interviewee states: "They are absolutely outstanding with their ability to provide not only legal advice but also guidance with our business," adding that "they take the time to understand how the FCPA fits into your business policies and procedures."

Commentators commend the team's "tremendous track record and great team of lawyers."

Work highlights Advised Key Energy Services during an FCPA investigation concerning payments to a contract employee in Mexico. The case was successfully settled with the SEC in August 2016, while the DOJ declined to prosecute.

Represented PTC and its Chinese subsidiaries in a multi-year FCPA investigation regarding allegations that the subsidiaries made improper payments to Chinese state employees.

Significant clients LATAM Airlines, Johnson Controls, Cisco, Analogic.

Notable practitioners

Jay Holtmeier demonstrates impressive skill as a litigator and is also a "really talented FCPA specialist," according to interviewees. He is equally adept at advising clients on compliance measures and representing them during internal and government investigations, and fields particular strength in matters that concern Asia.

Kimberly Parker cochairs the firm's FCPA and anticorruption group, and frequently acts on major representations for multinational companies and global financial institutions. She is considered "a real expert" in FCPA and is "an incisive, practical and responsive partner with a deep well of experience and legal expertise," according to clients.

Senior counsel Roger Witten maintains a leading reputation as "a brilliant FCPA specialist" who is "one of the true superstars in this area." His distinguished career has seen him lead on an impressive range of international and domestic work that includes major investigations and enforcement actions.

Erin Sloane has a burgeoning white-collar practice that focuses on investigations work, particularly in relation to the FCPA. She is involved in a growing number of significant cross-border cases concerning anticorruption matters. One client reports that "her technical competency and relationship to the US government are both top-notch."

Department profile by WilmerHale

Named an “FCPA Powerhouse” and “Practice Group of the Year,” we have been involved in some of the most notable public and non-public cases and key developments related to FCPA and anti-corruption issues.

Companies facing high-stakes government and internal investigations, as well as those seeking anti-corruption risk assessments, M&A guidance and ad hoc counseling, rely on WilmerHale. Clients benefit from the advice of more than 40 experienced anti-corruption lawyers with extensive knowledge in all aspects of the field. We represent companies and individuals in DOJ, SEC, UK Serious Fraud Office, and Chinese Administration for Industry and Commerce investigations; perform internal investigations on the ground in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Latin America and elsewhere; conduct risk assessments and benchmarking; advise on strategic transactions; develop and enhance compliance programs; offer ongoing and real-time counseling; and draft and conduct anti-corruption training. In addition to our strong US-based team, clients benefit from our lawyers with extensive anti-corruption experience in the UK, Germany and China. In 2016, we were named the “Most Impressive Investigations Practice of the Year” by Global Investigations Review and were identified as having been involved in more public FCPA resolutions than any other law firm.

To learn more, visit us at: https://www.wilmerhale.com/litigation/foreign_corrupt_practices_act/

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Covington & Burling LLP - FCPA

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Commentary from the Chambers USA guide

Basic facts about the department
Key office is Washington, DC.

What the team is known for Strong white-collar defense practice, advising on a variety of antibribery and anticorruption compliance issues. Fields a robust bench of accomplished practitioners who regularly investigate and resolve FCPA investigations for a roster of significant clients. Recognized for its impressive understanding of global anticorruption matters, most notably in the pharmaceutical and technology industries.

Strengths Clients draw attention to the firm's "significant and deep expertise" in the FCPA.

Another source also describes the firm's "huge practice" as "really strong from top to bottom."

Work highlights Advised Alexion Pharmaceuticals on investigations by the DOJ and SEC into potential violations of the FCPA in several different countries.

Notable practitioners

Lanny Breuer is a top-notch white-collar defense attorney who has a strong focus on FCPA matters. He is held in high esteem for his "very strong" handling of a wide range of cases involving financial crime and international corruption, offering particular experience in the Latin American market.

Donald Ridings is best known for his strength in FCPA compliance counseling and due diligence matters. He has deep familiarity with the life sciences, technology and manufacturing fields, advising a number of global pharmaceutical companies among others. "His advice is just so practical," one client reports, adding: "He brings a very business-oriented mindset and does a good job of translating for our environment."

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Paul Hastings LLP - FCPA

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Basic facts about the department
Key offices include New York and Washington, DC.

What the team is known for Versatile anticorruption group, frequently retained to advise major corporations from a variety of industry sectors. Regularly defends clients facing high-stakes FCPA investigations by government agencies as well as providing due diligence and compliance advice relating to substantial company acquisitions. Noted experts in matters arising from areas such as life sciences and energy.

Strengths Sources draw attention to the firm's "good heritage" in this space, adding that "they've built off of this very effectively."

Work highlights Advised Pfizer on anticorruption compliance and due diligence in relation to its acquisition of Hospira for $17 billion.

Continued to serve as compliance counsel to KBR on global anticorruption matters, including advising on an enforcement action brought by the African Development Bank.

Significant clients Total, Alstom, LBrands, SBM Offshore.

Notable practitioners

Timothy Dickinson regularly advises clients on the establishment of compliance programs in accordance with the FCPA as well as other relevant anticorruption laws. Impressed interviewees describe him as "thoughtful and measured in his delivery and exceptional in his presence."

The "excellent" Nathaniel Edmonds is a former federal prosecutor with considerable knowledge of the FCPA. He advises clients through major internal investigations as well as providing counsel on compliance matters. He specializes in multijurisdictional cases that concern complex fraud, corruption and other examples of financial crime.

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Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP - FCPA

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Commentary from the Chambers USA guide

Basic facts about the department
Key offices include New York and Washington, DC.

What the team is known for Strong FCPA practice, bolstered by significant capabilities in white-collar defense and securities law. Enviable bench that includes a number of former senior government officials and prosecutors, adept at navigating highly complex FCPA investigations brought by government agencies as well as those conducted internally. Also demonstrates strength in transactional support and the development of risk-based compliance programs.

Strengths Clients hold the team in high regard, describing it as "spectacular for internal investigations."

Work highlights Provided HP with compliance advice on anticorruption, sanctions and international trade during its acquisition of Samsung Electronics' printer business in a deal valued at over $1 billion.

Advised Platform Specialty Products on an FCPA investigation prompted by allegations of improper third-party payments made by the company in a number of West African countries.

Significant clients Information Computer Systems, CJSC.

Notable practitioners

The "top-notch" Mark Mendelsohn is described by interviewees as "a real FCPA guru" whose practice benefits from his previous government role establishing much of the current FCPA enforcement model. He is particularly well known for advising financial institutions, while also offering experience in anticorruption investigations arising from a broad range of industries.

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Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP - FCPA

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Basic facts about the department
Key office is Washington, DC.

What the team is known for Well-regarded practice that regularly serves as FCPA counsel to high-profile individuals and corporations. Known for advising clients across a range of industry sectors during investigations that often concern widespread international operations. Also offers high-level expertise in relation to transactional due diligence and the structuring of compliance programs.

Strengths One client attests: "They're very knowledgeable and have a lot of experience in front of US regulators and enforcement agencies," while also highlighting the team's "good international subject matter expertise" and ability to "really tailor to our needs."

Another client has similarly high praise for the team's approach: "What sets them apart is their style: they have a much more client-friendly team, and they're always bringing the right resources to bear on a matter."

Work highlights Represented Yu Kai Yuan, a Chinese national and former employee of Parametric Technology's Shanghai operation, in a significant FCPA investigation. Successfully negotiated a deferred prosecution agreement with the SEC, the first such arrangement for an individual defendant in an FCPA matter.

Advised Juniper Networks during an FCPA investigation brought by the DOJ and SEC.

Significant clients Tyco International, Teva Pharmaceuticals, Alcatel-Lucent.

Notable practitioners

The "very effective" Martin Weinstein is chair of the firm's FCPA group and a seasoned expert in all aspects of FCPA compliance and enforcement. He regularly represents major companies, as well as audit committees and boards of directors, during their most complex and sensitive anticorruption investigations.

Robert Meyer fields significant experience in anticorruption matters and regularly defends clients facing investigation by the DOJ, the SEC and other government agencies. Sources particularly highlight his effective approach to negotiations: "He is very calm, has a lot of authority and doesn't get overly inflammatory, but rather takes a thoughtful, measured approach in his work."

Department profile by Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

With leading compliance and enforcement practitioners on both sides of the Atlantic, Willkie offers clients operating locally and internationally a cohesive approach to complex compliance and enforcement matters. We represent companies, officers and directors, and professional firms in the full range of compliance, enforcement, investigatory, regulatory, and litigation matters.  We have particular experience in sensitive matters relating to international business practices, including the FCPA, the U.K. Bribery Act, anti-money laundering, export controls, trade sanctions, and human rights and Alien Tort Statute matters and all types of financial crimes.

Our team is uniquely qualified to handle any compliance matter—contentious or otherwise—from start to finish. We have substantial experience in defending against government investigations, conducting internal investigations, advising on business transactions, and counseling companies and individuals on compliance and corporate governance matters.

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Jones Day - FCPA

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Basic facts about the department
Key offices include New York, San Diego and Washington, DC.

What the team is known for Extensive FCPA practice that is involved in a number of significant matters for large companies, including high-profile investigations by the DOJ and SEC. Valuable international presence that enables efficient representation of clients around the globe. Demonstrates notable expertise in compliance matters relating to anticorruption regulations.

Strengths One source reports: "They're just excellent - they have incredible breadth and depth."

Another draws particular attention to the "tremendous power" generated by the firm's cadre of excellent practitioners.

Notable practitioners

Peter Romatowski is renowned for his practice in white-collar criminal defense and securities litigation, and also offers expertise in anticorruption matters. He represents both corporate and individual clients under investigation for alleged FCPA violations as well as handling compliance monitorships.

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Kirkland & Ellis LLP - FCPA

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Basic facts about the department
Key offices include Chicago, New York and Washington, DC.

What the team is known for Skilled white-collar defense group with expertise in FCPA-related matters, in addition to international antibribery laws. Experienced in handling multijurisdictional investigations on behalf of large multinational companies, not least in the pharmaceutical and technology industries. Works with clients on their internal requirements concerning anticorruption, including compliance advice and due diligence.

Strengths One source describes the firm's international expertise as "outstanding," adding that "they've been very helpful everywhere we've used them."

Another source credits the firm with "consistently delivering results in the most difficult and high-stakes cases our company faces."

Significant clients Biomet, Aon, Siemens, Tyson Foods, Baxter International.

Notable practitioners

Mark Filip attracts praise for his strong white-collar criminal defense practice, which includes significant skill in handling major internal and external FCPA investigations. One source remarks on his "very sharp legal mind," while another describes him as "incredibly accommodating" and "the most humble, well-adjusted guy to work with."

According to sources, William Stuckwisch is a "world-class attorney" who "knows how to conduct a sensitive internal investigation." He is noted for his experience as a former federal prosecutor with key expertise in FCPA enforcement matters, regularly advising clients on investigations as well as the development of compliance programs.

Asheesh Goel recently joined the firm from Ropes & Gray and has extensive experience advising on international anticorruption matters, particularly in India. His practice encompasses FCPA investigations as well as compliance counseling. Clients highlight his "great industry knowledge" and also praise his diplomatic manner, calling him "a master of handling difficult conversations."

Department profile by Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Kirkland & Ellis has one of the largest FCPA teams in the world, and it includes the largest Asia-based team of any U.S. law firm. Kirkland's practice is highly-decorated, and that ranking has been earned through decades of cutting-edge work.

In that regard, Kirkland has knowledge in all areas of FCPA practice, including investigations defense, internal investigations, due diligence review for a myriad of transactions, and counseling and compliance work. The Firm also has knowledge with U.K. authorities such as the Financial Services Authority. The Firm's lawyers are highly-trained advocates who represent clients before the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), U.K. and other foreign authorities, and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Kirkland offers first rate criminal defense, as well as litigators concentrating in potential parallel risks including government contracts, securities litigation, government procurement and debarment issues, and related civil litigation. Kirkland also conducts extensive internal investigations concerning allegations of corrupt business practices for corporations and their boards.


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Latham & Watkins LLP - FCPA

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Basic facts about the department
Key offices include Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, DC.

What the team is known for Notable international practice with a deep bench of former federal prosecutors and SEC officials. Well equipped to handle major cross-border investigations, including those arising out of alleged FCPA violations and other anticorruption matters. Regularly represents companies and individuals in the consumer goods, construction and pharmaceutical industries, among others.

Strengths Clients describe the team as "incredibly hard-working, very responsive and engaged," noting that "they give a lot of careful thought to issues we discuss."

Notable practitioners

Alice Fisher maintains a highly respected white-collar practice with significant focus on FCPA enforcement issues, particularly in the healthcare sector. Sources highlight her "intellect, good judgment and expertise" along with her "tremendous interpersonal skills," describing her as "very adept at connecting with the client."

The "fantastic" Douglas Greenburg focuses on international anticorruption matters, including major FCPA investigations involving multinational corporate clients. He also fields notable experience in cases concerning money laundering, terrorist financing and economic sanctions.

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Morrison & Foerster LLP - FCPA

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Basic facts about the department
Key offices include New York, San Francisco and Washington, DC.

What the team is known for Thriving FCPA practice with a strong bench of attorneys that includes a number of former federal prosecutors and regulatory experts. Frequently conducts internal investigations on behalf of corporate clients as well as advising on complex anticorruption investigations brought by the US and international governments. Particularly noted for its strong reputation in the technology space and in Asian markets.

Strengths One client describes the firm as "best in class for anticorruption," adding that "each attorney is extremely responsive and applies his or her knowledge and skills to our real time issues in practical and effective ways."

"Their ability to provide you with exactly the information you need as an in-house attorney is just unique, and I think that their commitment to client service is really unlike anything else I've seen. They're devoted to their clients in a way that is remarkable."

Notable practitioners

Charles Duross is widely recognized for the depth of his experience in anticorruption investigations. Clients speak highly of his "incredible" knowledge of the FCPA and his ability to advise on the law in practical, commercial terms: "Any time I need to ask him a difficult question I always get a very straightforward, comprehensive and helpful answer."

Department profile by Morrison & Foerster LLP

UNMATCHED INSIGHTS. PRACTICAL APPROACH. TRUSTED ADVISERS. GLOBAL REACH.

With a team comprised of former federal prosecutors and regulators, veteran defense lawyers, and seasoned foreign counsel, Morrison & Foerster has significant experience handling investigations and compliance matters on six continents and in more than 65 countries worldwide. Our investigations team understands how regulators think and can anticipate their next move. We approach each engagement from the client’s perspective, drawing on our collective experience to offer practical advice that balances risk with the reality of running a business. Our clients routinely seek our guidance in:

•    Developing and Testing Compliance Programs
•    Mitigating Risk in Business Partner Relationships
•    Performing Transactional Due Diligence
•    Undertaking Internal Investigations
•    Defending Against Enforcement Agencies in the U.S. and Abroad
•    Conducting Risk Assessments

Our team has extensive experience across a broad range of issues involving the FCPA and other anti-corruption laws around the world, including the U.K. Bribery Act, Sarbanes-Oxley, the whistleblower provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act, international trade, export control and sanctions laws, anti-money laundering laws, and the Bank Secrecy Act, among others.

We leverage our global network of resources and experience to ensure seamless geographic coverage for our clients.

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Shearman & Sterling LLP - FCPA

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Basic facts about the department
Key offices include New York and Washington, DC.

What the team is known for Experienced white-collar team with expertise across a broad range of matters involving the FCPA and other international antibribery and anticorruption laws. Familiar with handling multijurisdictional investigations along with structuring and implementing international compliance programs. Regularly appears before the SEC, DOJ and other US regulatory agencies.

Strengths Commentators highlight Shearman & Sterling's longstanding FCPA practice, describing it as a "strong firm" in this space.

Work highlights Represented SAP SE during an investigation brought by the SEC and DOJ into alleged FCPA violations. The DOJ ultimately declined to prosecute and an SEC settlement was reached in early 2016.

Advised Olympus Corporation on the design and implementation of a global anticorruption program.

Significant clients Citi, GlaxoSmithKline, AB Volvo, Sociedad Quimica y Minera.

Notable practitioners

Sources regard Philip Urofsky as a "very strong lawyer" and highlight his "long experience" in the FCPA space. He advises clients facing the prospect of both criminal and civil proceedings, as well as assisting on internal matters such as investigations and due diligence.

Danforth Newcomb is an esteemed specialist in FCPA compliance issues. His experience includes overseeing internal investigations, advising on the creation of compliance programs and serving as monitor.

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Steptoe & Johnson LLP - FCPA

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Basic facts about the department
Key office is Washington, DC.

What the team is known for Established FCPA practice, adept at conducting internal investigations and crafting compliance programs. Advises companies across a broad range of industries, including mining, engineering and technology. Deeply familiar with enforcement proceedings relating to violations of other international anticorruption laws, including the UK Bribery Act and World Bank regulations.

Strengths Clients speak highly of the firm's commitment to client service, describing its lawyers as "very responsive and very attentive" and also offering praise for its ability to keep staffing lean and cost-effective.

Significant clients Tidewater Marine International, Hercules Offshore, Louis Berger Group, Poyry.

Notable practitioners

Lucinda Low is a preeminent compliance specialist who frequently advises clients on FCPA compliance programs, as well as trade sanction and export control issues. Her broad international practice includes a notable focus on matters involving Brazil. Clients agree that she is "very impressive" and credit her with "an attention to detail that is second to none."

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Baker McKenzie - FCPA

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Commentary from the Chambers USA guide

Basic facts about the department
Key offices include Chicago, New York and San Francisco.

What the team is known for Large anticorruption practice with substantial experience in negotiating with law enforcement agencies around the world. Regularly advises clients with international interests on compliance with the FCPA, as well as other global laws and regulations. Draws on its well-established platform across continents to provide integrated cross-border support.

Strengths A client reports: "They bring a very strong cadre of lawyers, and they're all very client service-oriented; if you ask them for something night or day, you get it."

Another praises not only the firm's high-quality advice on the law, but also its ability to "be on the front line with us and share the reality and concerns on the ground."

Work highlights Advised Harris Corporation on an extensive FCPA investigation arising from a company acquisition in 2011 that raised concerns over the activities of a Chinese subsidiary. Ultimately, both the DOJ and the SEC declined to prosecute the company.

Represented Nordion in an investigation concerning alleged improper payments to a supply agent in Russia.

Significant clients Louis Berger Group.

Notable practitioners

Richard Dean offers wide-ranging expertise in corporate investigations and compliance issues stemming from potential violations of the FCPA. His practice also benefits from extensive experience in the Russian market. Clients laud him for his "clear, business-oriented advice" and say he is "very attuned to the realities of what in-house counsel needs to deal with in terms of decision-making when it comes to risk."

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Ropes & Gray LLP - FCPA

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Commentary from the Chambers USA guide

Basic facts about the department
Key offices include Boston, Chicago and New York.

What the team is known for International practice with extensive multijurisdictional expertise, regularly defending clients in FCPA investigations and enforcement proceedings. Significant experience in transactional due diligence concerning anticorruption, anti-money laundering and sanctions laws. Prominent position in the private equity space, with increasing focus on energy and technology companies.

Strengths According to clients, the team is "very hard-working, supremely knowledgeable and has a history of really understanding our industry."

Another client is similarly impressed by the firm's offering in this area, stating: "They have the expertise, they have the resources and they're a strong team and good service providers."

Notable practitioners

James Dowden and Alexandre Rene are key contacts.

Department profile by Ropes & Gray LLP

In today’s climate of ever-increasing global enforcement, it is critical that companies and individuals involved in international business transactions understand and comply with provisions of anti-corruption laws, as well as those related to economic sanctions and export control regulations. Ropes & Gray’s award winning anti-corruption and international risk practice consists of former federal prosecutors and SEC enforcement attorneys who have extensive experience handling regulatory and enforcement initiatives in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Americas. Firm-wide, our attorneys are fluent in 46 languages and possess an in-depth understanding of our clients’ businesses and industries, as well as the cultural environments in which they operate.

To learn more about our practice, please visit: https://www.ropesgray.com/practices/Anti-Corruption-International-Risk.aspx

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Sidley Austin LLP - FCPA

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Commentary from the Chambers USA guide

Basic facts about the department
Key offices include New York and Washington, DC.

What the team is known for Respected FCPA practice with a global reach, fielding a strong group of former DOJ officials with significant experience defending clients before regulatory agencies. Key experience in working with companies in highly regulated industries, such as life sciences, energy and financial services. Regularly assists corporate clients in conducting internal reviews and structuring compliance programs.

Strengths One client states: "Some people will only see things a US lens, but Sidley Austin recognizes that there are different levels of knowledge around the world, and tells us how to apply the law in different instances."

Interviewees also praise the team's approach to client service: "They have been timely, quick to respond and clear about what they can accomplish. They deliver what they say they will, when they say they will."

Work highlights Represented the special committee of the board of directors at Key Energy Services during an internal investigation into the company's operations that included potential FCPA concerns.

Significant clients Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football; PetroTiger; Nihon Kohden; Grifols.

Notable practitioners

The "fantastic" Karen Popp has a wide range of anticorruption expertise, regularly advising corporate clients facing external investigations and enforcement proceedings. Her practice also includes advising on FCPA compliance. Sources remark that she is "very effective and very good with clients."

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For more information on the practice, please visit the practice's page at: https://www.sidley.com/white-collar-government-litigation--investigations/fcpaanticorruption

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Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates - FCPA

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Commentary from the Chambers USA guide

Basic facts about the department
Key offices include New York and Washington, DC.

What the team is known for Offers extensive transactional expertise, readily combined with an impressive global network of resources. Frequently advises clients with substantial international interests on M&A due diligence matters, and also regularly defends clients facing investigation under the FCPA and other anticorruption statutes.

Strengths Clients are impressed with the firm's capabilities, stating: "If you have a complex case, you can't do better than them."

Notable practitioners

David Zornow is a key contact for this practice area.

Department profile by Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates

Skadden has extensive experience in advising and defending clients in matters involving the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and related international laws.  Our work in this area began long before the recent uptick in enforcement by the Securities and Exchange Commission and Department of Justice.  We guide global clients through FCPA matters in connection with a variety of industries, such as pharmaceuticals, health care and financial services.  Skadden attorneys also advise on FCPA due diligence in connection with M&A and other corporate transactions.

Skadden has a former judge for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York; former U.S. attorneys for the Northern District of Illinois, the District
of Massachusetts and the District of Connecticut based in our Chicago, Boston
and New York offices, respectively; as well as former assistant U.S. attorneys
in our New York, Washington, D.C., London, Chicago and Los Angeles offices.
Several former SEC enforcement attorneys, including a former deputy director
for enforcement, are resident in Skadden’s Washington, D.C. office, and our
London office includes a former senior prosecutor at the Serious Fraud Office.

Our international reach extends to Paris, Frankfurt, Munich, Moscow, Tokyo, Singapore, Hong Kong, Beijing and São Paulo.

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Sullivan & Cromwell LLP - FCPA

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Commentary from the Chambers USA guide

Basic facts about the department
Key offices include New York and Washington, DC.

What the team is known for Respected practice covering the full breadth of issues relating to the FCPA. Provides robust compliance and transactional advice in addition to defending clients during investigations. Well equipped to represent leading financial institutions, multinational companies and individual executives both domestically and abroad.

Strengths Sources speak highly of the firm's FCPA practitioners, with one highlighting its "strong complement of partners" and another praising them as "really good lawyers."

Work highlights Advised a number of current and former Rolls-Royce employees during the ongoing investigations by the DOJ and the UK Serious Fraud Office into the company's use of intermediaries in its energy business.

Conducted an internal investigation on behalf of Kinross into its West African mining operations after allegations were made of foreign bribery.

Notable practitioners

Nicolas Bourtin is a key contact.

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Senior Statesmen

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Peter Clark is senior counsel at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP and remains a highly respected figure at the FCPA Bar. He has wide-ranging experience in matters of anticorruption, including cases of alleged money laundering and bribery along with FCPA violations.

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Senior Statesmen

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Experienced white-collar litigator Scott Muller continues to act for large financial institutions and public companies undergoing major FCPA investigations in both a domestic and an international context. Sources say he has "a lot of expertise" in anticorruption law while also drawing attention to his "very good business grasp" of a matter.

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Senior Statesmen

Shearman & Sterling LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Danforth Newcomb is an esteemed specialist in FCPA compliance issues. His experience includes overseeing internal investigations, advising on the creation of compliance programs and serving as monitor.

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Senior Statesmen

WilmerHale

From the Chambers USA guide

Senior counsel Roger Witten maintains a leading reputation as "a brilliant FCPA specialist" who is "one of the true superstars in this area." His distinguished career has seen him lead on an impressive range of international and domestic work that includes major investigations and enforcement actions.

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Star Individuals

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Joseph Warin has "the best FCPA practice in America," according to one source. He is widely recognized for his unrivaled anticorruption expertise and is regularly involved in both investigations and monitorships concerning major multinational companies. "He is definitely a leader," a client attests, describing him as "extremely detailed, but also practical and extremely effective."

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Timothy L Dickinson

Paul Hastings LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Timothy Dickinson regularly advises clients on the establishment of compliance programs in accordance with the FCPA as well as other relevant anticorruption laws. Impressed interviewees describe him as "thoughtful and measured in his delivery and exceptional in his presence."

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Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "first-rate" Richard Grime is an "utterly fantastic" FCPA practitioner who also has valuable experience in securities enforcement and accounting fraud matters. Sources report that "he has great instincts and a great sense of pragmatic business reality, as well as an encyclopedic knowledge of the law."

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Steptoe & Johnson LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Lucinda Low is a preeminent compliance specialist who frequently advises clients on FCPA compliance programs, as well as trade sanction and export control issues. Her broad international practice includes a notable focus on matters involving Brazil. Clients agree that she is "very impressive" and credit her with "an attention to detail that is second to none."

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Mark F Mendelsohn

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "top-notch" Mark Mendelsohn is described by interviewees as "a real FCPA guru" whose practice benefits from his previous government role establishing much of the current FCPA enforcement model. He is particularly well known for advising financial institutions, while also offering experience in anticorruption investigations arising from a broad range of industries.

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Miller & Chevalier Chartered

From the Chambers USA guide

Homer Moyer maintains his reputation as one of the most experienced FCPA practitioners at the Bar, with leading expertise in both US and international anticorruption laws. One client relates that he "provides very wise advice during big-picture strategizing" while another describes him as "an outstanding compliance counselor."

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Laurence A Urgenson

Mayer Brown LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Laurence Urgenson of Mayer Brown LLP is a highly regarded FCPA specialist who regularly takes the lead on complex investigations for major companies with business interests around the globe. Sources describe him as "extremely thorough and extremely mindful of the issues facing clients," adding that he "can uniquely interpret for his clients the way in which present prosecutors in the DOJ and investigators at the SEC see things."

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Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "excellent" Bruce Yannett is well known for his strength in white-collar and regulatory enforcement matters. His anticorruption expertise includes particular focus on foreign bribery and money laundering cases, many of which involve enforcement proceedings in multiple global jurisdictions.

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Kathryn Cameron Atkinson

Miller & Chevalier Chartered

From the Chambers USA guide

As chair of the firm's international department, Kathryn Cameron Atkinson is a recognized expert in matters pertaining to worldwide anticorruption law. Her compliance counseling practice includes advising on transactions and internal investigations as well as handling monitorships. She receives praise as an "extremely knowledgeable and experienced" practitioner who "brings a great approach to difficult situations."

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WilmerHale

From the Chambers USA guide

Jay Holtmeier demonstrates impressive skill as a litigator and is also a "really talented FCPA specialist," according to interviewees. He is equally adept at advising clients on compliance measures and representing them during internal and government investigations, and fields particular strength in matters that concern Asia.

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WilmerHale

From the Chambers USA guide

Kimberly Parker cochairs the firm's FCPA and anticorruption group, and frequently acts on major representations for multinational companies and global financial institutions. She is considered "a real expert" in FCPA and is "an incisive, practical and responsive partner with a deep well of experience and legal expertise," according to clients.

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Peter J. Romatowski

Jones Day

From the Chambers USA guide

Peter Romatowski is renowned for his practice in white-collar criminal defense and securities litigation, and also offers expertise in anticorruption matters. He represents both corporate and individual clients under investigation for alleged FCPA violations as well as handling compliance monitorships.

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Shearman & Sterling LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Sources regard Philip Urofsky as a "very strong lawyer" and highlight his "long experience" in the FCPA space. He advises clients facing the prospect of both criminal and civil proceedings, as well as assisting on internal matters such as investigations and due diligence.

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Martin J. Weinstein

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "very effective" Martin Weinstein is chair of the firm's FCPA group and a seasoned expert in all aspects of FCPA compliance and enforcement. He regularly represents major companies, as well as audit committees and boards of directors, during their most complex and sensitive anticorruption investigations.

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Baker McKenzie

From the Chambers USA guide

Richard Dean offers wide-ranging expertise in corporate investigations and compliance issues stemming from potential violations of the FCPA. His practice also benefits from extensive experience in the Russian market. Clients laud him for his "clear, business-oriented advice" and say he is "very attuned to the realities of what in-house counsel needs to deal with in terms of decision-making when it comes to risk."

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Latham & Watkins LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Alice Fisher maintains a highly respected white-collar practice with significant focus on FCPA enforcement issues, particularly in the healthcare sector. Sources highlight her "intellect, good judgment and expertise" along with her "tremendous interpersonal skills," describing her as "very adept at connecting with the client."

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Kirkland & Ellis LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Asheesh Goel recently joined the firm from Ropes & Gray and has extensive experience advising on international anticorruption matters, particularly in India. His practice encompasses FCPA investigations as well as compliance counseling. Clients highlight his "great industry knowledge" and also praise his diplomatic manner, calling him "a master of handling difficult conversations."

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Buckley Sandler LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "exceptionally good" David Krakoff of Buckley Sandler LLP is known for the strength of his white-collar practice, which includes a notable focus on the FCPA. He regularly defends large corporations as well as individual executives during investigations, and also advises companies on their compliance programs.

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Sidley Austin LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "fantastic" Karen Popp has a wide range of anticorruption expertise, regularly advising corporate clients facing external investigations and enforcement proceedings. Her practice also includes advising on FCPA compliance. Sources remark that she is "very effective and very good with clients."

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Miller & Chevalier Chartered

From the Chambers USA guide

The "extremely energetic and creative" Mark Rochon is widely known for the strength of his white-collar practice and his robust FCPA expertise. He receives particular praise for his ability to handle highly complex matters, as one client attests: "He is able to play chess on ten different boards at the same time, and he will win them all."

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Hogan Lovells US LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Peter Spivack of Hogan Lovells US LLP is an experienced white-collar lawyer known for his involvement in multijurisdictional investigations concerning anticorruption and antibribery laws. He is recognized as an "effective negotiator" with a diplomatic approach that allows him to "do a great job in making sure everyone is working cooperatively."

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Covington & Burling LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Lanny Breuer is a top-notch white-collar defense attorney who has a strong focus on FCPA matters. He is held in high esteem for his "very strong" handling of a wide range of cases involving financial crime and international corruption, offering particular experience in the Latin American market.

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Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Angela Burgess regularly guides companies through anticorruption investigations led by both the DOJ and SEC, and also provides advice on compliance programs and corporate governance matters. Clients remark that she is "extremely knowledgeable," adding that she "uses her experience and terrific judgment to help you make a smart decision."

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Morrison & Foerster LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Charles Duross is widely recognized for the depth of his experience in anticorruption investigations. Clients speak highly of his "incredible" knowledge of the FCPA and his ability to advise on the law in practical, commercial terms: "Any time I need to ask him a difficult question I always get a very straightforward, comprehensive and helpful answer."

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Nathaniel Edmonds

Paul Hastings LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "excellent" Nathaniel Edmonds is a former federal prosecutor with considerable knowledge of the FCPA. He advises clients through major internal investigations as well as providing counsel on compliance matters. He specializes in multijurisdictional cases that concern complex fraud, corruption and other examples of financial crime.

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Kirkland & Ellis LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Mark Filip attracts praise for his strong white-collar criminal defense practice, which includes significant skill in handling major internal and external FCPA investigations. One source remarks on his "very sharp legal mind," while another describes him as "incredibly accommodating" and "the most humble, well-adjusted guy to work with."

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Douglas Greenburg

Latham & Watkins LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "fantastic" Douglas Greenburg focuses on international anticorruption matters, including major FCPA investigations involving multinational corporate clients. He also fields notable experience in cases concerning money laundering, terrorist financing and economic sanctions.

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Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Sean Hecker has a flourishing practice in the anticorruption space and regularly provides advice on complex, cross-border FCPA investigations and compliance measures. An impressed client applauds him for his "good knowledge of the FCPA and common-sense application."

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Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Billy Jacobson of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP is a former federal prosecutor who also offers previous experience working in-house at a multinational company. Sources describe him as a "profoundly talented guy" who is "super easy to deal with" and who knows both the DOJ and the corporate world "inside out."

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Dechert LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

David Kelley of Dechert LLP has a strong track record in assisting companies with internal investigations as well as those brought by regulatory authorities. His wide-ranging industry experience includes the financial services, healthcare and energy industries. Sources highlight him as an "impressive guy" and a "very strong lawyer."

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Vinson & Elkins LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

William Lawler of Vinson & Elkins LLP acts for companies, audit committees and individual executives in a broad array of FCPA investigations. He also provides a range of due diligence advice, and has a particular focus on clients in the oil and gas industry. Clients describe him as "very responsive and knowledgeable" and note that he offers "practical solutions."

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Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Robert Meyer fields significant experience in anticorruption matters and regularly defends clients facing investigation by the DOJ, the SEC and other government agencies. Sources particularly highlight his effective approach to negotiations: "He is very calm, has a lot of authority and doesn't get overly inflammatory, but rather takes a thoughtful, measured approach in his work."

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Covington & Burling LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Donald Ridings is best known for his strength in FCPA compliance counseling and due diligence matters. He has deep familiarity with the life sciences, technology and manufacturing fields, advising a number of global pharmaceutical companies among others. "His advice is just so practical," one client reports, adding: "He brings a very business-oriented mindset and does a good job of translating for our environment."

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William J Stuckwisch

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

According to sources, William Stuckwisch is a "world-class attorney" who "knows how to conduct a sensitive internal investigation." He is noted for his experience as a former federal prosecutor with key expertise in FCPA enforcement matters, regularly advising clients on investigations as well as the development of compliance programs.

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Miller & Chevalier Chartered

From the Chambers USA guide

James Tillen offers significant experience across all aspects of FCPA compliance and enforcement, and also has substantial expertise in money laundering cases. His valuable international experience includes a particular focus on Latin America. Clients speak to his "very practical advice, not only on the substantive law, but also on how best to manage a complex investigation."

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Up and Coming

Michael S Diamant

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Michael Diamant is increasingly noted for his expertise in FCPA, evidenced by his frequent appointments to complex, high-profile investigations, as well as bank enforcement matters. Sources consider him an "excellent" lawyer who is "very sharp and very good."

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Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Andrew Levine takes on sophisticated anticorruption work as part of his broad-based white-collar practice. He frequently defends clients across a range of investigations and regulatory enforcement matters, and has a particular focus on cases that involve Latin American interests.

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Up and Coming

WilmerHale

From the Chambers USA guide

Erin Sloane has a burgeoning white-collar practice that focuses on investigations work, particularly in relation to the FCPA. She is involved in a growing number of significant cross-border cases concerning anticorruption matters. One client reports that "her technical competency and relationship to the US government are both top-notch."

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