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.
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."