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At Bracewell, we counsel our clients, who are increasingly exploring new business opportunities around the globe, about what to expect from Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement and how to navigate these legal challenges within a complex international business environment. We help U.S. and multinational companies at every stage of the compliance and investigation process, reviewing delicate transactions and conducting due diligence on potential foreign business partners or agents, establishing FCPA compliance programs, and working with enforcement officials when sensitive situations arise.

We work with companies in virtually every sector of the global economy, including energy, aerospace, technology, manufacturing and business services. We notably represent companies that do business in high risk regions, where the use of joint ventures, sub-contractors and other third parties is commonplace and where export controls are required. In recent years, our lawyers have assisted clients with FCPA concerns in China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Europe, Dubai, Kuwait, India, and Mexico. Whether a company is seeking compliance advice or is under investigation, we possess the experience and knowledge to help.

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Recent Notable Matters

General aviation company — criminal matter and FCPA compliance matter related to international operations

International utility company’s Board of Directors — conducting a world-wide FCPA compliance review and the presentation of findings and recommendations

Large corporation — multiple internal investigations into allegations of improper payments to foreign government officials by foreign subsidiaries in numerous countries

U.S. government contractor — internal investigation relating to possible FCPA violations in the Middle East

U.S. private equity fund — internal investigation into allegations of foreign commercial bribery by employees

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