Combating global corruption—both real and perceived—has become a real and expanding concern, both domestically and abroad. One of the biggest challenges for multinational corporations is determining how the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and similar anti-corruption laws in foreign jurisdictions may affect their business objectives and practices.

Shook counsels clients on how to best manage corruption risks. Our experience includes:

  • Conducting internal investigations and transactional due diligence worldwide;
  • Responding to criminal and regulatory enforcement inquiries and proceedings, as well as related administrative and civil actions;
  • Advising on updates to existing compliance programs;
  • Assisting in the development of new compliance programs;
  • Providing anti-bribery training to corporate officers, employees and relevant third-party agents and subcontractors;
  • Conducting due diligence on third-party business partners, including consultants, and structuring relationships with them; and
  • Handling communications with, and if necessary, defending matters against the Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, and other regulatory authorities.