Anti-Corruption

In a climate of increased regulation and enforcement, domestic and foreign companies and the individuals who lead them rely on Arnold & Porter to resolve global anti-corruption matters. Our Anti-Corruption team advises and vigorously defends companies and individuals by anticipating and strategically responding to government investigations and enforcement actions under the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), UK Bribery Act and other anti-bribery laws and regulations. Our team of high-level former government prosecutors and seasoned anti-corruption litigators provide our clients with comprehensive proactive advice that balances business objectives and aggressive representation in the face of government investigations.

Full Coverage: With extensive experience around the globe and in complex industries—including life sciences, financial services, energy, chemicals, consumer products and retail, defense and aerospace, and technology—we provide comprehensive coverage for our clients across all of our disciplines to meet their needs.

Customized Compliance: Our compliance programs—which include risk reviews, policy development and training for legal departments and business employees—are designed to minimize exposure and are tailored to your organization's specific cultural, structural and systemic activities.

Former Government Experience: Our experienced team features former high-level prosecutors and lawyers from the DOJ, SEC, DHS, and US Attorneys' Offices, as well as the UK Serious Fraud Office, the Crown Prosecution Service, Attorney General's Office, and Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs.

85+ countries in which we've protected our clients' operations and established relationships with local counsel to address host-country legal issues.
Read the Winter 2020 Edition of our Global Anti-Corruption Insights Newsletter

Experience Highlights

  • Global pharmaceutical company in an investigation by the SFO, SEC and DOJ regarding bribery allegations involving China and other jurisdictions.
  • American luxury jewelry and specialty retailer in assisting with an internal anti‑corruption investigation concerning client's activities in Mexico, as well as assisting company in an FCPA compliance risk assessment.
  • Major multinational food supply company in conducting FCPA investigation into allegations that company paid bribes in connection with its business in the Ukraine.
  • Major ship manufacturer in ongoing high-profile "Operation Car Wash" Petrobras corruption investigation.
  • Global investment bank in multinational investigation concerning allegations arising under the FCPA and other anti-corruption laws.
  • Publicly traded multinational art auction house in investigation brought by the DOJ in connection with the Jho Low-1MDB Malaysian corruption and money laundering scandal.
  • South Korean retail conglomerate in a comprehensive risk assessment of anti‑corruption, conflicts of interest, and antitrust/fair trade risks for the company in light of ongoing government investigations.
  • Boston Scientific Corporation in a complex fraud case in the US District Court for the District of Delaware regarding allegations that it bribed Brazilian physicians and hospitals to use its devices.
  • Tiffany & Co UK in relation to anti-money laundering, anti-bribery & corruption, and high-value goods policies and procedures to ensure compliance with UK and EU law and regulations.
  • Professional athletic association in connection with multiple DOJ investigations concerning allegations that tennis players have participated in corrupt match-fixing schemes across the globe.
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