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Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

Navigating Complex FCPA Matters

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) of 1977, as amended, 15 U.S.C. §§ 78dd-1, et seq., makes it unlawful for entities or individuals to make payments to foreign government officials to aid in obtaining or retaining business or securing an unfair business advantage. In addition to the anti-bribery provision of the FCPA, the FCPA also requires companies whose securities are listed in the United States to make and keep records that accurately reflect the transactions of the corporation and to maintain an adequate system of internal accounting records.

In turn, the United States Department of Justice maintains primary responsibility for enforcement of the antibribery provisions, and the United States Securities and Exchange Commission typically maintains primary responsibility for enforcement of the accounting provisions.

Sher Garner’s depth and experience enable us to advise and defend companies and individuals involved in FCPA investigations and actions. Our team includes former federal prosecutors and former corporate counsel who are well-equipped to handle these complex cases with the skill needed in such high-stakes matters.