Enforcement & Compliance
Greenberg Traurig’s Global Anti-Corruption Enforcement & Compliance Practice represents and defends companies and individuals worldwide, providing strategic, tactical advice for those suspected or alleged of bribery and/or corruption.
Our experienced lawyers in offices throughout the world offer clients innovative strategies to approach the ever-increasing collaborative global enforcement efforts of regulators and anti-corruption enforcement efforts. Our team includes former federal prosecutors from the Department of Justice (DOJ) and securities lawyers from the Enforcement Division of the SEC, and the UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO). We are well versed in cross-border investigations bridging jurisdictions where different and often conflicting legal processes are involved, including the intersection of various related local laws that can impact an anti-corruption investigation including, blocking statutes, data privacy, and labor and employment. We have defended cases and conducted multifaceted anti-corruption investigations in more than 50 countries, including high-risk regions such as Mexico, Central America, Brazil, Ecuador, Colombia, Argentina, the Caribbean, China, India, Thailand and Africa.
While we often assist our clients in resolving these inquiries without litigation, our team is extremely adept at fighting corruption allegations at trial. When paired with our highly recognized Trial Practice Group attorneys, we provide a team of deeply experienced criminal defense trial lawyers.
Whether assisting the client in conducting an internal investigation or responding to investigations by regulators related to allegations of bribery or the accounting provisions of the FCPA, potential violations of the U.K. Bribery Act, Brazil’s Clean Company’s Act, The World Bank’s anti-corruption regulations or the myriad of other global anti-corruption laws, or conducting gap analysis of a compliance program, or convincing a jury at trial, GT’s Anti-Corruption team is a go-to team for defending and counseling clients facing these serious and complex issues in diverse industries. We have represented numerous industry clients in these investigations, including health care, oil & gas, global manufacturing, consumer electronics, retail, defense, hospitality, software, oilfield equipment, energy, financial services, agricultural machinery, international sports, medical devices and supplies, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, and aerospace industries, among others.
Recognizing that these matters have the potential to create significant impact to our clients’ reputation as well create tremendous morale issues internally, our approach is to immediately create defendable parameters to ensure that while the investigation is thorough it is not all encompassing and that an appropriate resolution can be reached in the most efficient and cost-effective manner possible.
Our team also frequently assists multinational clients with performing due diligence during an acquisition by identifying potential business concerns and corruption risks, as well as developing anti-corruption compliance strategies, including designing and implementing anti-corruption compliance programs. The team conducts complex risk and program assessments, provides critical pre- and post-acquisition anti-corruption due diligence, drafts anti-corruption policies and procedures, provides anti-corruption training for key employees and third-party intermediaries, advises on anti-corruption financial controls, and monitors existing compliance programs. We also provide day-to-day compliance advice. Compliance reviews are now an essential ingredient in resolution discussions with regulators to mitigate the risk of a compliance monitor being imposed.
Greenberg Traurig Anti-Bribery & Corruption (ABC) Podcast
Greenberg Traurig's ABC (anti-bribery and corruption) Podcast discusses current events related to the FCPA, provides analysis and insights into relevant topics and trends related to anti-bribery enforcement worldwide, and offers useful information that can help organizations and compliance professionals create and implement effective anti-corruption compliance programs. The podcast is available on the Greenberg Traurig website, as well as on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and Spotify.
Locations Where Our Team Has Handled Global Anti-Corruption and FCPA Matters