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Global Compliance & Anticorruption (FCPA)




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Shearman & Sterling’s Global Compliance & Anticorruption practice is widely recognized as one of the most sophisticated law practices in the world, with a team led by former DOJ prosecutors and SEC enforcement attorneys with decades of experience advising clients on anticorruption compliance reviews, investigations and enforcement actions. We have been involved with many of the largest, most complex and far-reaching anticorruption cases subject to the oversight of the DOJ, SEC and international governmental authorities.

Our depth of experience enables us to provide a wide range of anticorruption services to clients internationally, including:

  • Conducting risk assessment and evaluations of existing compliance programs
  • Conducting investigations
  • Developing and implementing anticorruption compliance programs
  • Conducting training for legal, compliance, audit and business teams, as well as boards and audit committees
  • Representing corporate and individual interests in government investigations
  • Conducting transactional and third-party due diligence

The quality of our practice has been recognized by government regulators who have appointed our partners as independent monitors to conduct in-depth compliance reviews in dozens of countries, earning us a relationship of trust and credibility in the profession.

With experienced lawyers on the ground in the United States, Europe, Asia and South America, we represent multinational clients seamlessly and cost-efficiently across business lines and geographic locations. We provide local know-how and culturally sensitive advice, while always bearing in mind the need to minimize the impact on clients’ businesses and other reputational and regulatory risks.