Skadden has extensive experience and a deep history in advising and defending clients in matters involving the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and related international laws, including the U.K. Bribery Act 2010 and laws implementing the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention and U.N. Convention Against Corruption. Our work in this area began long before the recent uptick in enforcement by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Department of Justice (DOJ), and we have represented companies, audit and special committees, and individuals in some of the most significant enforcement matters brought by government authorities.
Our global reach, depth and experience enable us to perform fact-finding and analysis in connection with complex business matters in every country in which our clients conduct business. We are well versed in the issues that arise in multi-jurisdictional investigations and we successfully have navigated the complicated legal landscape when business conduct results in international proceedings that require a strategically coordinated response.
By their nature, overseas anti-corruption investigations involve multiple locations, countries and regulators. United States authorities increasingly have worked with their international counterparts, and prosecutors outside of the U.S. have made anti-corruption investigations and prosecutions a priority.