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Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP - FCPA Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

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 a particular presence in Asia and Latin America. Fully equipped to handle complex multijurisdictional investigations, compliance counseling and monitorships. Regularly advises major corporates, including Fortune 20 companies, along with boards of directors and senior executives.

Strengths Sources agree that "Gibson Dunn is at the top of the market and involved in many of the more important FCPA matters," with one interviewee describing the team as "the best FCPA practice in town."

Sources particularly note the firm's strength in depth, commending its "exceptionally large number of very good practitioners" in the FCPA space.

Work highlights Represented Och-Ziff Capital Management Group in an investigation brought by the DOJ and SEC into potential violations of the FCPA, successfully guiding the company to a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) as well as a settlement with the SEC.

Continued to advise Hewlett Packard on its reporting obligations pursuant to a three-year DPA with regard to criminal and civil FCPA charges brought against the company in 2014.

Notable practitioners

The "exceptionally knowledgeable" Joseph Warin is held in high esteem by interviewees, who describe him as "a terrific talent" and "one of the deans of the FCPA Bar." His market-leading FCPA practice and wider white-collar expertise sees him consistently appointed to handle major investigations into businesses around the world and across myriad different industries.

Richard Grime is lauded by interviewees as "top notch – smart, practical and a very good lawyer." He represents companies as well as individual executives in complex FCPA investigations along with SEC enforcement proceedings. He also has notable expertise in anticorruption compliance measures, frequently advising corporate clients on internal reviews and corporate governance matters.

"Smart lawyer" Michael Diamant has considerable experience advising major corporate clients on the design and implementation of FCPA compliance programs. He is also adept at handling internal investigations into potential FCPA violations as well as allegations of accounting and securities fraud.

About the Team (content provided by Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP)

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Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP - FCPA Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Robust practice with deep expertise 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. Draws on the firm's significant global network to represent clients in multijurisdictional matters involving countries across Asia, South America and Europe. Broad client roster that includes financial services institutions, multinational pharmaceutical firms and leading technology companies.

Strengths Clients praise the team's "excellent advice," particularly on compliance matters, saying: "They are good for complex issues and will always be one of our top choices for important transactions."

Clients say: "They have a great team for FCPA matters," noting the firm's "great understanding of the regulators and international experience."

Work highlights Co-counsel to Telia in securing a global settlement with the DOJ and SEC, along with Dutch authorities, over allegations that the company had paid over $300 million dollars in bribes to enter into the Uzbekistan market.

Advised IBM during a global investigation into potential FCPA violations, which ultimately resulted in it facing no further enforcement proceedings. Represented the company before the DOJ and SEC as well as conducting internal investigations in several countries and providing anticorruption compliance advice.

Notable practitioners

Angela Burgess draws praise from a client for her "breadth of experience" in anticorruption law. She co-heads the firm's global enforcement and investigations group, demonstrating robust expertise in relation to the FCPA along with money laundering, fraud and insider-trading matters. Her practice encompasses a wide range of compliance counseling in addition to representing clients before government agencies.

About the Team (content provided 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 Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

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. Regularly acts for clients in complex settlement negotiations involving government agencies in the US and around the world.

Strengths "They are extremely friendly and accessible with all the technical expertise and depth you need," a client reports, adding: "They're a class act. They know their stuff and have excellent credibility with prosecutors."

One client says: "They are our go-to experts when it comes to antibribery and corruption matters," and speaks especially highly of the team's international expertise: "They have individuals with a tremendous wealth of experience and knowledge regarding not only US but also multijurisdictional practices, which is invaluable to us."

Work highlights Represented Rolls-Royce in a multi-year global investigation concerning allegations of bribery and corruption involving intermediaries in overseas markets. Successfully reached a DPA with the UK Serious Fraud Office as well as the DOJ, in addition to agreeing a similar arrangement with authorities in Brazil.

Advised Royal Dutch Shell in connection with anticorruption investigations being conducted by US and UK government agencies, along with authorities in the Netherlands, Italy and Nigeria, in relation to the $1 billion settlement of a dispute over a Nigerian oil exploration license.

Notable practitioners

Bruce Yannett is highly regarded for his skilled representation of both domestic and international corporations as well as individual executives during FCPA investigations and other anticorruption matters. His wider white-collar expertise also encompasses insider trading and money laundering cases. Clients note the value of his many years' experience in the field, saying: "His reputation and credibility goes a long way with the DOJ."

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Miller & Chevalier Chartered - FCPA Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

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. Frequently called upon to handle high-stakes global investigations involving jurisdictions considered at high risk for corruption.

Strengths One source speaks highly of the firm's ability to handle large investigations, saying: "They leverage the team really well – everyone has a role in the case and it is done in a way to maximize efficiency and costs. They have the technological know-how to handle complex reviews in other languages – it's an incredibly seamless process."

A client describes the team as "fantastic and a pleasure to work with."

Work highlights Appointed by the Audit Committee of Ecopetrol S.A. to conduct an internal investigation into allegations by Colombian prosecutors that the construction of a refinery by one of the company's subsidiaries had resulted in approximately $4 billion in cost overruns.

Notable practitioners

Homer Moyer continues to enjoy a "superb reputation" as one of the "founding all stars" of the FCPA Bar. He has a wealth of expertise concerning international anticorruption laws, advising clients on major global investigations as well as providing ongoing compliance counseling.

Kathryn Cameron Atkinson receives praise for her "flawless judgment" from one interviewee, who adds that "she carries exactly the right tone with both clients and the government." She is highly regarded for her expertise in international corporate compliance matters, frequently advising her clients on the FCPA in addition to export controls and anti-money laundering laws. Her experience also extends to handling major corporate monitorships in the wake of government investigations.

Mark Rochon is regularly engaged to represent multinational corporations during both government-led and internal investigations into potential violations of the FCPA. His expertise in this area forms a key part of his impressive practice as a white-collar criminal defense attorney. Sources say: "He has a unique ability to go very deep into a matter, understands what is important and knows precisely what questions to ask."

James Tillen is known for his expert handling of FCPA enforcement matters, assisting clients with their own internal investigations as well as advising on their interaction with US government agencies and independent monitors. He has notable international expertise, particularly in relation to Latin America, and a wealth of experience in money laundering cases. A client describes him as: "Fluent in the practicalities and realities of what companies deal with, responsive, timely and thorough."

About the Team (content provided 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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WilmerHale - FCPA Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Highly regarded white-collar group which counsels and defends corporate clients during 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. Represents clients from a broad range of industries, including global leaders in technology, financial services and manufacturing.

Strengths Clients praise the team as "exceptional," adding that "the breadth of experience of their lawyers can be seen in the quality of the work they produce."

Clients appreciate the team's provision of "very practical, thoughtful and measured analysis."

Work highlights Acted as lead counsel for Analogic and its Danish subsidiary BK Medical during an investigation by the DOJ and SEC concerning excess payments made by distributors to BK and payments made to third parties. Continued to advise the company on its obligations under a non-prosecution agreement (NPA) subsequently agreed with the DOJ.

Represented Johnson Controls before the DOJ and SEC in an investigation into alleged FCPA violations concerning its China-based marine business. Negotiated a settlement with the SEC while the DOJ declined to bring any charges.

Notable practitioners

Esteemed FCPA expert Roger Witten offers clients the benefit of his many years' experience handling anticorruption investigations and enforcement actions globally. He currently serves as senior counsel in the firm's litigation and controversy department.

The "phenomenal" Jay Holtmeier is held in very high regard for his knowledge of the FCPA along with his adept representation of individual and institutional clients during investigations by both domestic and foreign government agencies. He also advises on compliance and corporate governance matters related to anticorruption laws worldwide. Interviewees describe him as "very knowledgeable in the field, very experienced and an excellent lawyer."

Cochair of the firm's FCPA and anticorruption practice Kimberly Parker garners strong recognition for her ability to handle major investigations and enforcement proceedings. Her practice sees her regularly involved in complex multijurisdictional cases concerning Asia, the Middle East and Latin America. Clients praise her as "a tremendously forceful and effective advocate" who is also "an expert in all things FCPA."

The "practical and pragmatic" Erin Sloane is described by one client as "a tireless worker" who has "a real talent for seeing patterns in documents and transactions which may not be readily apparent." She focuses her practice on government and internal investigations into alleged violations of the FCPA and other anticorruption laws, and has notable experience handling international matters concerning Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

About the Team (content provided 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 Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

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. Able to call on a strong network of experts across the US, along with noted practitioners in the firm's London and Shanghai offices. Recognized for its impressive understanding of global anticorruption matters, most notably in the pharmaceutical and technology industries.

Strengths Clients praise the team's "very pragmatic and balanced approach," adding that "they're able to really help us understand the business side of the issues as well as the more technical legal aspects."

Sources highlight the value of the team's collective government experience, saying: "They're very insightful as to recent DOJ policies and personnel."

Work highlights Served as lead counsel to Anheuser-Busch InBev in FCPA investigations by the DOJ and SEC concerning alleged improper practices in India. Successfully resolved the matter, securing a favorable civil settlement with the SEC as well as a declination from the DOJ.

Notable practitioners

Sources praise Lanny Breuer as a "spectacular lawyer," adding that he has an "extremely strong" FCPA practice. He is widely recognized for his impressive white-collar criminal defense practice, which includes substantial experience in international anticorruption matters. He advises corporate and individual clients during investigations and litigation arising around the globe.

The "super practical" Donald Ridings is deeply familiar with antibribery and anticorruption legislation, and has a strong track record advising companies in the global technology and scientific arenas. His experience includes representing clients during enforcement actions, as well as assisting with internal investigations and transactional due diligence.

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Paul Hastings LLP - FCPA Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

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. Considerable international experience, regularly handling multijurisdictional cases involving countries in Latin America, Asia and Europe.

Strengths A client says: "Their responsiveness, knowledge and expertise are second to none in our experience. We appreciate that they have always been mindful to deliver efficiency in providing services to us, and are always proactive and sensitive to our needs to maintain a strict budget. There is no other firm that we work with that has been more collaborative and transparent in this respect."

Sources say: "The attorneys at Paul Hastings are real experts in their areas of practice with a deep knowledge of international and global issues."

Work highlights Represented TechnipFMC during an FCPA investigation by the DOJ into the company's relationship with Monaco-based Unaoil, as well as its conduct relating to activities in Brazil and West Africa.

Assisted as co-counsel to Braskem on the development of a joint strategy to resolve multijurisdictional claims brought by authorities in the US, Brazil and Switzerland with regard to alleged corruption in Brazil.

Notable practitioners

Timothy Dickinson is highly regarded for his FCPA practice, which is bolstered by his additional expertise in public international law and economic sanctions matters. He has vast experience advising on anticorruption compliance programs and transactional due diligence, in addition to representing clients during investigations.

Chair of the DC litigation team Nathaniel Edmonds draws upon his experience as a former federal prosecutor to assist clients with complex matters relating to the FCPA, including multijurisdictional investigations and compliance programs. A client says: "He is very detail-oriented and looks for solutions," with another source describing him as "very hard working, well organized and well versed in FCPA law."

Robert Luskin is regarded highly by sources for his "deep knowledge of the FCPA," and acts for both individual and corporate clients in criminal and civil investigations concerning potential violations of the Act. His expertise extends to international anticorruption laws as well as domestic regulations. Clients note: "He is fantastic. Extremely bright, creative and hugely respected by the DOJ – when he talks everyone listens."

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

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

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. Noted for its expert defense of leading domestic and foreign corporations, as well as individual senior executives.

Strengths Clients note that the team provides "excellent client service," with one adding that their experience of the firm was "uniformly impressive."

Work highlights Advised Colliers International Group in connection with investigations into the potential bribe of a foreign official in connection with the sale of a skyscraper in Vietnam. The firm conducted an internal investigation on behalf of the audit committee and also defended the client before the SEC and DOJ.

Represented J.P. Morgan during a three-year US government investigation into hiring practices in its China offices, securing civil settlements as well as an NPA from the DOJ.

Notable practitioners

The "terrific" Mark Mendelsohn has key experience acting for an impressive roster of clients including major financial institutions and multinational companies, as well as their officers and directors. He offers skilled representation during complex investigations as well as providing robust compliance counsel. Along with his noted expertise in the FCPA, he also advises clients on matters concerning money laundering, sanctions and fraud.

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Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP - FCPA Department

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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. Particularly active in the oil and gas, financial services and manufacturing sectors.

Strengths One client notes: "I assess firms on whether they are experts in their area, reasonably priced, good at sticking to budgets, thorough and responsive, and Willkie is pretty much hitting it out of the park in all of those areas."

Work highlights Performed a comprehensive review for Baker Hughes of its anticorruption compliance program, as part of the DPA agreed in 2007 after a government FCPA investigation.

Continued to represent Juniper Networks in connection with an investigation by the SEC and DOJ into alleged violations of the FCPA.

Notable practitioners

Martin Weinstein frequently represents clients, including multinational companies, audit committees and boards of directors, in complex and high-profile FCPA investigations. He also provides advice on internal reviews, compliance programs and due diligence matters relating to anticorruption laws. One client praises him as "very knowledgeable in the area, with a really a good understanding of the law, the risk factors and what you need to be thinking about," and goes on to say: "He gives you solutions that make sense."

Robert Meyer advises clients on a range of matters relating to the FCPA, including internal investigations, enforcement actions and compliance matters. He has considerable experience handling cases with significant multijurisdictional aspects. Clients say: "He is fantastic and a delight to work with."

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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 Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

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. Counsels a broad roster of clients including global technology, energy and retail companies.

Strengths Sources mention the team's "client service and expertise" as particular strengths.

Work highlights Represented one of the largest energy companies in the US in an anticorruption investigation, as well as providing compliance and transactional due diligence advice relating to its operations in Latin America.

Notable practitioners

Peter Romatowski is well regarded for his FCPA expertise and also has notable experience in securities law. His distinguished career has seen him representing clients in significant government investigations as well as handling compliance monitorships, and he continues to offer clients the benefit of his insight on a wide range of anticorruption matters.

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Kirkland & Ellis LLP - FCPA Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

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. Able to bring to bear the firm's wider expertise on related areas of risk including securities litigation, economic sanctions and money-laundering issues.

Strengths "They have a multitude of high-caliber people," one client notes, going on to add: "Their responsiveness can't be matched - they are very practical in communications and the advice given is practical and business-oriented."

Clients say: "Kirkland really take the time to understand your business and are good at understanding nuances as opposed to just reading you the law and telling you what to do."

Work highlights Represented Teva Pharmaceuticals along with its Russian subsidiary in related DOJ and SEC investigations into alleged violations of the FCPA, successfully resolving the case through a DPA with the DOJ and a civil settlement with the SEC.

Represented Ng Lap Seng, a Chinese real estate billionaire, in a criminal case concerning charges of bribery and corruption, including violations of the FCPA, in connection with the construction of a convention center in Macau.

Notable practitioners

The "brilliant" Mark Filip regularly assists clients facing investigation into potential FCPA violations, most notably in the healthcare space where he advises a number of leading medical device and pharmaceutical companies. Clients appreciate his ability to be "very practical in his advice and approach."

Asheesh Goel is adept at handling investigations and advisory work concerning the FCPA and other anticorruption laws, garnering praise from interviewees who describe him as "very thoughtful in the way he approaches international issues." He has particular experience advising private equity firms and others in the financial services sector on risk management with regard to high-value transactions and investments.

William Stuckwisch is recognized for his strength in handling internal investigations and enforcement matters relating to the FCPA, with recent experience including multijurisdictional matters concerning Latin America, Asia and Europe. Clients highlight the advantage of his previous government experience, noting that "the credibility he has in the relationship with regulators provides a marked advantage if you have a complex and difficult DOJ issue."

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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 Department

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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. Acts for clients in cases across multiple jurisdictions including Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia. Regularly represents companies and individuals in the consumer goods, construction and pharmaceutical industries, among others.

Strengths Clients report that "the firm provides high-quality service and advice," adding: "They are particularly noteworthy for their responsiveness and ability to get work done quickly."

Work highlights Represented a global private equity fund in connection with its investments in a company which is publicly alleged to have engaged in corruption in Latin America.

Acted for a leading technology company in connection to DOJ and SEC investigations relating to the conduct of various non-US subsidiaries.

Notable practitioners

Alice Fisher maintains a robust white-collar practice, which includes notable focus on the FCPA. In addition to enforcement matters, she also handles a range of advisory work for major international corporations, frequently counseling her clients on compliance and risk management. One source says: "She gives very sophisticated advice, is calm in the face of challenging facts and has a good perspective on international issues."

Clients praise Douglas Greenburg as "a very bright, thoughtful and practical adviser." He is a skilled criminal defense lawyer, with experience acting for senior executives and large corporate clients facing investigations into potential violations of the FCPA and anti-money laundering laws. He also frequently counsels clients on a range of anticorruption compliance matters.

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Morrison & Foerster LLP - FCPA Department

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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. Handles a broad range of compliance matters including corporate monitorships.

Strengths Sources speak highly of the firm's increasing presence in the FCPA space, saying: "They have built the team up and do great work."

Work highlights Appointed as US monitor to Odebrecht as part of a settlement with the DOJ, along with Brazilian and Swiss authorities, in relation to a multijurisdictional investigation into violations of the FCPA and other antibribery laws.

Notable practitioners

Charles Duross attracts praise for his white-collar practice, fielding particular strength in handling FCPA-related matters on behalf of major corporations. He advises on the implementation of compliance programs as well as defending his clients before government enforcement agencies. Sources say: "He can give good advice pragmatically," and also note his ability to "communicate effectively with executives and board members."

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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 Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

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. Notable experience handling investigations and compliance counseling concerning the Asian operations of US-based companies.

Strengths Clients speak highly of the "excellent advice" offered by the firm, along with the team's strong communication and drafting skills.

Work highlights Represented Citigroup in internal investigations and with respect to US regulatory and enforcement inquiries concerning a $400 million fraud perpetrated against the company's Mexican unit, Banamex, by Oceanografia.

Advised Despegar.com on enhancements to its anticorruption compliance program in preparation for the company's IPO in September 2017.

Notable practitioners

Clients attest that Danforth Newcomb's "experience in the FCPA field is incredible," adding that "he provides invaluable advice in navigating the company's responsibilities." His broad practice encompasses both investigations work and compliance counseling, with notable experience advising clients across Europe, Latin America and the Middle East on anticorruption matters.

Philip Urofsky "shows very strong professional knowledge within the area of anticorruption," according to clients. He frequently conducts internal investigations into potential violations of the FCPA, along with allegations of money laundering and wire fraud. He also advises on compliance programs and transactional due diligence relating to anticorruption statutes.

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Steptoe & Johnson LLP - FCPA Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

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. Able to draw upon a global network of anticorruption experts when advising on multijurisdictional investigations.

Strengths Clients praise the team as "terrific" and "extremely responsive," adding that "their advice is clear and easy to understand."

Clients say: "They know the lay of the land with respect to enforcement agencies in the FCPA space and have a long view of the trends. They have represented so many clients before the enforcement agencies so they have a well informed sense of how things are likely to play out."

Work highlights Represented Linde North America in a long-running FCPA case concerning the company's 2006 acquisition of Spectra Gases, and Linde's subsequent discovery of corruption by Spectra's principals with regard to a boron gas production facility in the Republic of Georgia. Secured a declination to prosecute from the DOJ in June 2017.

Notable practitioners

Lucinda Low "is very well respected in the DC Bar and at the enforcement agencies" according to clients, who add that "she adds real value to matters she is attached to." She retains a strong reputation for her expert handling of compliance and enforcement matters relating to the FCPA and international anticorruption laws, with notable experience handling matters in Latin America, Asia and Africa.

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Baker McKenzie - FCPA Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

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. Represents multinational corporations along with senior executives and employees in a diverse range of industries.

Work highlights Represented Embraer in an investigation over six years and involving thirteen countries with regard to alleged violations of the FCPA. The matter was resolved in a global settlement with the DOJ, SEC and Brazilian authorities.

Represented Harris Corporation in an FCPA investigation conducted by the DOJ and SEC following the company's acquisition in 2011 of CareFx Corporation and its subsidiaries.

Notable practitioners

Richard Dean focuses his practice on assisting clients with FCPA corporate compliance and internal investigations, with noted strength in matters concerning India, Russia and the CIS. He frequently represents multinational corporations before government enforcement agencies, and draws praise from interviewees as a "very thoughtful and effective" lawyer.

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Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP - FCPA Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-respected FCPA group, noted for its representation of leading corporations in a wide range of anticorruption matters. Adept at handling compliance counseling, in addition to regularly defending clients in investigations and enforcement actions led by the DOJ and SEC.

Strengths Clients note: "The service is very good," adding that "the team is extremely hard-working and very responsive."

Sources say: "The team is totally knowledgeable and experienced with respect to the FCPA."

Work highlights Acted as co-counsel for Telia in reaching a global settlement with the DOJ, SEC and Dutch authorities with regard to FCPA violations concerning transactions in Uzbekistan.

Represented IBM in an FCPA investigation by the DOJ relating to IBM's operations in Poland, Argentina, Bangladesh and Ukraine.

Notable practitioners

John Buretta regularly advises on matters involving the FCPA, along with other domestic and international statutes concerning corruption, bribery and money laundering. He advises senior executives and boards of directors as well as multinational companies across numerous industries. Sources describe him as "an effective lawyer" who is "very smart and an excellent strategist with shrewd judgment."

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Ropes & Gray LLP - FCPA Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for International practice with extensive multijurisdictional expertise, regularly defending clients in FCPA investigations and enforcement proceedings. Adept at handling matters concerning violations of both US and foreign anticorruption laws, such as the UK Bribery Act. Significant experience in transactional due diligence concerning anticorruption, anti-money laundering and sanctions laws. Notable experience in the private equity space, and also advises a number of energy and technology companies.

Notable practitioners

Alexandre Rene is known for his representation of both corporate and individual clients in investigations and litigation concerning potential violations of the FCPA. He also has experience advising on compliance programs and conducting corporate monitorships. Sources praise him as "extremely experienced on FCPA matters," adding that he is "very client focused, very well regarded by the government and very good at leading the team."

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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 Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Respected FCPA practice with a global reach, fielding a strong group of former DOJ and SEC officials with significant experience defending clients before regulatory agencies. Key experience 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. Regularly handles multijurisdictional investigations, advising clients on matters in Asia, Latin America and Africa.

Strengths Clients praise Sidley Austin as "a great firm," drawing attention to its attorneys' "great backgrounds and experience."

Work highlights Represented a former executive of Shell Oil in connection with DOJ and SEC investigations into allegations of bribery in Nigeria.

Acted as co-lead counsel on an internal investigation for global healthcare company Grifols, after personnel in Italy were indicted on corruption-related charges.

Notable practitioners

Global co-leader of the firm's white collar practice Karen Popp is well regarded for her defense of corporate clients before the SEC and DOJ in high-profile government investigations. She also conducts internal investigations on behalf of companies facing potential FCPA violations and assists clients with their ongoing compliance requirements.

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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 Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

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. Represents high-level corporate clients across a range of industries, including media, healthcare and oil and gas.

Notable practitioners

David Zornow is a key contact for this practice area.

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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 Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

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. Notable recent experience advising on matters involving allegations of corruption across Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

Work highlights Advised Royal Philips on FCPA and antibribery matters relating to its acquisition of The Spectranetics Corporation for approximately $2.2 billion.

Provided FCPA advice to Grupo Argos in relation to the sale of its 50% interest in Compañía de Puertos Asociados to an investment fund.

Notable practitioners

Nicolas Bourtin is a key contact for this practice area.

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Senior Statesperson

Miller & Chevalier Chartered

From the Chambers USA guide

Homer Moyer continues to enjoy a "superb reputation" as one of the "founding all stars" of the FCPA Bar. He has a wealth of expertise concerning international anticorruption laws, advising clients on major global investigations as well as providing ongoing compliance counseling.

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Shearman & Sterling LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Clients attest that Danforth Newcomb's "experience in the FCPA field is incredible," adding that "he provides invaluable advice in navigating the company's responsibilities." His broad practice encompasses both investigations work and compliance counseling, with notable experience advising clients across Europe, Latin America and the Middle East on anticorruption matters.

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Senior Statesperson

Peter J. Romatowski

Jones Day

From the Chambers USA guide

Peter Romatowski is well regarded for his FCPA expertise and also has notable experience in securities law. His distinguished career has seen him representing clients in significant government investigations as well as handling compliance monitorships, and he continues to offer clients the benefit of his insight on a wide range of anticorruption matters.

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Senior Statesperson

WilmerHale

From the Chambers USA guide

Esteemed FCPA expert Roger Witten offers clients the benefit of his many years' experience handling anticorruption investigations and enforcement actions globally. He currently serves as senior counsel in the firm's litigation and controversy department.

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Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "exceptionally knowledgeable"Joseph Warin is held in high esteem by interviewees, who describe him as "a terrific talent" and "one of the deans of the FCPA Bar." His market-leading FCPA practice and wider white-collar expertise sees him consistently appointed to handle major investigations into businesses around the world and across myriad different industries.

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Timothy L Dickinson

Paul Hastings LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Timothy Dickinson is highly regarded for his FCPA practice, which is bolstered by his additional expertise in public international law and economic sanctions matters. He has vast experience advising on anticorruption compliance programs and transactional due diligence, in addition to representing clients during investigations.

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Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Richard Grime is lauded by interviewees as "top notch – smart, practical and a very good lawyer." He represents companies as well as individual executives in complex FCPA investigations along with SEC enforcement proceedings. He also has notable expertise in anticorruption compliance measures, frequently advising corporate clients on internal reviews and corporate governance matters.

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WilmerHale

From the Chambers USA guide

The "phenomenal" Jay Holtmeier is held in very high regard for his knowledge of the FCPA along with his adept representation of individual and institutional clients during investigations by both domestic and foreign government agencies. He also advises on compliance and corporate governance matters related to anticorruption laws worldwide. Interviewees describe him as "very knowledgeable in the field, very experienced and an excellent lawyer."

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Steptoe & Johnson LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Lucinda Low "is very well respected in the DC Bar and at the enforcement agencies" according to clients, who add that "she adds real value to matters she is attached to." She retains a strong reputation for her expert handling of compliance and enforcement matters relating to the FCPA and international anticorruption laws, with notable experience handling matters in Latin America, Asia and Africa.

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Mark F Mendelsohn

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "terrific" Mark Mendelsohn has key experience acting for an impressive roster of clients including major financial institutions and multinational companies, as well as their officers and directors. He offers skilled representation during complex investigations as well as providing robust compliance counsel. Along with his noted expertise in the FCPA, he also advises clients on matters concerning money laundering, sanctions and fraud.

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Laurence A Urgenson

Mayer Brown LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Laurence Urgenson of Mayer Brown LLP retains his leading reputation as "one of the leading FCPA lawyers in the country," and continues to represent major corporations and individual clients on a range of anticorruption mandates. Sources note his ability to "think outside the box to develop strategies in dealing with very challenging and complicated legal issues."

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Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Bruce Yannett is highly regarded for his skilled representation of both domestic and international corporations as well as individual executives during FCPA investigations and other anticorruption matters. His wider white-collar expertise also encompasses insider trading and money laundering cases. Clients note the value of his many years' experience in the field, saying: "His reputation and credibility goes a long way with the DOJ."

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Kathryn Cameron Atkinson

Miller & Chevalier Chartered

From the Chambers USA guide

Kathryn Cameron Atkinson receives praise for her "flawless judgment" from one interviewee, who adds that "she carries exactly the right tone with both clients and the government." She is highly regarded for her expertise in international corporate compliance matters, frequently advising her clients on the FCPA in addition to export controls and anti-money laundering laws. Her experience also extends to handling major corporate monitorships in the wake of government investigations.

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WilmerHale

From the Chambers USA guide

Cochair of the firm's FCPA and anticorruption practice Kimberly Parker garners strong recognition for her ability to handle major investigations and enforcement proceedings. Her practice sees her regularly involved in complex multijurisdictional cases concerning Asia, the Middle East and Latin America. Clients praise her as "a tremendously forceful and effective advocate" who is also "an expert in all things FCPA."

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Miller & Chevalier Chartered

From the Chambers USA guide

Mark Rochon is regularly engaged to represent multinational corporations during both government-led and internal investigations into potential violations of the FCPA. His expertise in this area forms a key part of his impressive practice as a white-collar criminal defense attorney. Sources say: "He has a unique ability to go very deep into a matter, understands what is important and knows precisely what questions to ask."

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Shearman & Sterling LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Philip Urofsky "shows very strong professional knowledge within the area of anticorruption," according to clients. He frequently conducts internal investigations into potential violations of the FCPA, along with allegations of money laundering and wire fraud. He also advises on compliance programs and transactional due diligence relating to anticorruption statutes.

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Martin J. Weinstein

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Martin Weinstein frequently represents clients, including multinational companies, audit committees and boards of directors, in complex and high-profile FCPA investigations. He also provides advice on internal reviews, compliance programs and due diligence matters relating to anticorruption laws. One client praises him as "very knowledgeable in the area, with a really a good understanding of the law, the risk factors and what you need to be thinking about," and goes on to say: "He gives you solutions that make sense."

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Covington & Burling LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Sources praise Lanny Breuer as a "spectacular lawyer," adding that he has an "extremely strong" FCPA practice. He is widely recognized for his impressive white-collar criminal defense practice, which includes substantial experience in international anticorruption matters. He advises corporate and individual clients during investigations and litigation arising around the globe.

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Baker McKenzie

From the Chambers USA guide

Richard Dean focuses his practice on assisting clients with FCPA corporate compliance and internal investigations, with noted strength in matters concerning India, Russia and the CIS. He frequently represents multinational corporations before government enforcement agencies, and draws praise from interviewees as a "very thoughtful and effective" lawyer.

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Morrison & Foerster LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Charles Duross attracts praise for his white-collar practice, fielding particular strength in handling FCPA-related matters on behalf of major corporations. He advises on the implementation of compliance programs as well as defending his clients before government enforcement agencies. Sources say: "He can give good advice pragmatically," and also note his ability to "communicate effectively with executives and board members."

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Kirkland & Ellis LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "brilliant" Mark Filip regularly assists clients facing investigation into potential FCPA violations, most notably in the healthcare space where he advises a number of leading medical device and pharmaceutical companies. Clients appreciate his ability to be "very practical in his advice and approach."

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Kirkland & Ellis LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Asheesh Goel is adept at handling investigations and advisory work concerning the FCPA and other anticorruption laws, garnering praise from interviewees who describe him as "very thoughtful in the way he approaches international issues." He has particular experience advising private equity firms and others in the financial services sector on risk management with regard to high-value transactions and investments.

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Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "terrific"Sean Hecker recently joined Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP. He earns considerable respect for his adept handling of both government investigations and criminal proceedings concerning potential violations of the FCPA, along with other global anticorruption and antibribery laws. He also frequently advises companies on compliance measures and internal investigations. Clients speak highly of him as a "pragmatic and down-to-earth" lawyer.

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Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

William Jacobson of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP is described by one client as "incredibly responsive and to the point," while another source praises his "really good judgment." His impressive FCPA practice encompasses major investigations work, compliance counseling and monitorships for multinational corporate clients across a range of industries.

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Buckley Sandler LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

David Krakoff of Buckley Sandler LLP is known for his representation of companies and individual executives facing charges concerning potential violations of the FCPA, and has vast experience appearing at trial and before government enforcement agencies. Interviewees describe him as "a very experienced, smart and shrewd lawyer," adding that "his strengths are his great experience and good judgment."

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Sidley Austin LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Global co-leader of the firm's white collar practice Karen Popp is well regarded for her defense of corporate clients before the SEC and DOJ in high-profile government investigations. She also conducts internal investigations on behalf of companies facing potential FCPA violations and assists clients with their ongoing compliance requirements.

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Hogan Lovells US LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Peter Spivack of Hogan Lovells US LLP regularly takes the lead on high-profile multijurisdictional investigations into allegations of corruption and bribery, as well as assisting with internal reviews and voluntary FCPA disclosures. Interviewees describe him as "very experienced and very good with clients," adding that "he is very calm and has a good sense of perspective – he figures out a way to address problems."

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Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Interviewees praise William Burck of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP for his "excellent experience in the FCPA area," adding that "he has excellent strategic insights and is really willing to go to bat with the government for his clients." He is adept at handling internal investigations as well as those brought by the DOJ, SEC and international enforcement agencies with regard to violations of the FCPA and other anticorruption laws.

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Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

John Buretta regularly advises on matters involving the FCPA, along with other domestic and international statutes concerning corruption, bribery and money laundering. He advises senior executives and boards of directors as well as multinational companies across numerous industries. Sources describe him as "an effective lawyer" who is "very smart and an excellent strategist with shrewd judgment."

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Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Angela Burgess draws praise from a client for her "breadth of experience" in anticorruption law. She co-heads the firm's global enforcement and investigations group, demonstrating robust expertise in relation to the FCPA along with money laundering, fraud and insider-trading matters. Her practice encompasses a wide range of compliance counseling in addition to representing clients before government agencies.

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Nathaniel Edmonds

Paul Hastings LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Chair of the DC litigation team Nathaniel Edmonds draws upon his experience as a former federal prosecutor to assist clients with complex matters relating to the FCPA, including multijurisdictional investigations and compliance programs. A client says: "He is very detail-oriented and looks for solutions," with another source describing him as "very hard working, well organized and well versed in FCPA law."

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Latham & Watkins LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Alice Fisher maintains a robust white-collar practice, which includes notable focus on the FCPA. In addition to enforcement matters, she also handles a range of advisory work for major international corporations, frequently counseling her clients on compliance and risk management. One source says: "She gives very sophisticated advice, is calm in the face of challenging facts and has a good perspective on international issues."

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Douglas Greenburg

Latham & Watkins LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Clients praise Douglas Greenburg as "a very bright, thoughtful and practical adviser." He is a skilled criminal defense lawyer, with experience acting for senior executives and large corporate clients facing investigations into potential violations of the FCPA and anti-money laundering laws. He also frequently counsels clients on a range of anticorruption compliance matters.

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Dechert LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

David Kelley is co-leader of the white-collar and securities litigation practice at Dechert LLP, and has wide experience acting for clients in investigations and litigation relating to the FCPA. He regularly counsels multinational corporations, along with audit committees and boards of directors, from an array of industries including retail, engineering and transport.

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Vinson & Elkins LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "terrific"William Lawler is co-head of the white-collar practice group at Vinson & Elkins LLP. He is known for his defense work on behalf of clients facing government investigations relating to the FCPA, along with other white-collar matters, and is also skilled in advising companies on risk mitigation and transactional due diligence.

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Paul Hastings LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Robert Luskin is regarded highly by sources for his "deep knowledge of the FCPA," and acts for both individual and corporate clients in criminal and civil investigations concerning potential violations of the Act. His expertise extends to international anticorruption laws as well as domestic regulations. Clients note: "He is fantastic. Extremely bright, creative and hugely respected by the DOJ – when he talks everyone listens."

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Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Robert Meyer advises clients on a range of matters relating to the FCPA, including internal investigations, enforcement actions and compliance matters. He has considerable experience handling cases with significant multijurisdictional aspects. Clients say: "He is fantastic and a delight to work with."

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Ropes & Gray LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Alexandre Rene is known for his representation of both corporate and individual clients in investigations and litigation concerning potential violations of the FCPA. He also has experience advising on compliance programs and conducting corporate monitorships. Sources praise him as "extremely experienced on FCPA matters," adding that he is "very client focused, very well regarded by the government and very good at leading the team."

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Covington & Burling LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "super practical" Donald Ridings is deeply familiar with antibribery and anticorruption legislation, and has a strong track record advising companies in the global technology and scientific arenas. His experience includes representing clients during enforcement actions, as well as assisting with internal investigations and transactional due diligence.

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Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Guy Singer of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP is a "very experienced white-collar lawyer" who frequently represents clients in both internal and government-led investigations concerning alleged violations of the FCPA. He has notable focus on advising life sciences and healthcare companies, as well as clients in the financial services sector.

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William J Stuckwisch

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

William Stuckwisch is recognized for his strength in handling internal investigations and enforcement matters relating to the FCPA, with recent experience including multijurisdictional matters concerning Latin America, Asia and Europe. Clients highlight the advantage of his previous government experience, noting that "the credibility he has in the relationship with regulators provides a marked advantage if you have a complex and difficult DOJ issue."

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Miller & Chevalier Chartered

From the Chambers USA guide

James Tillen is known for his expert handling of FCPA enforcement matters, assisting clients with their own internal investigations as well as advising on their interaction with US government agencies and independent monitors. He has notable international expertise, particularly in relation to Latin America, and a wealth of experience in money laundering cases. A client describes him as: "Fluent in the practicalities and realities of what companies deal with, responsive, timely and thorough."

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Band 4

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "fantastic" Steven Tyrrell of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP maintains a robust white-collar practice, with notable focus on matters concerning the FCPA. He assists clients with internal investigations and due diligence relating to anticorruption, advising global companies across a wide range of industries. He serves as co-head of the firm's global white-collar defense, regulatory and investigations practice and is also managing partner of the DC office.

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Up and Coming

Michael S Diamant

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

"Smart lawyer"Michael Diamant has considerable experience advising major corporate clients on the design and implementation of FCPA compliance programs. He is also adept at handling internal investigations into potential FCPA violations as well as allegations of accounting and securities fraud.

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Up and Coming

WilmerHale

From the Chambers USA guide

The "practical and pragmatic" Erin Sloane is described by one client as "a tireless worker" who has "a real talent for seeing patterns in documents and transactions which may not be readily apparent." She focuses her practice on government and internal investigations into alleged violations of the FCPA and other anticorruption laws, and has notable experience handling international matters concerning Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

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