Paul Hastings

“Paul Hastings outshines competitors in part by the sheer number of star lawyers on its white collar team,” wrote Global Investigations Review (GIR), while honoring the firm as 2017’s Most Impressive Investigations Practice. GIR rated the firm among the Elite practices in Washington, D.C.’s FCPA Bar – the highest possible ranking, and with good reason – noting that the firm “wields an all-star cast of attorneys on the DC FCPA scene.” Additionally, GIR acknowledged that in the past decade, Paul Hastings has been the second most active global law firm advising on FCPA monitorships and settlements. The firm played a key role in virtually every significant FCPA settlement over that time. Our excellence is not limited to Washington, D.C., and our reach, impact, and results are truly global. With offices around the world, we support cross-border, multi-jurisdictional investigations and assist our clients in the emerging multi-dimensional enforcement space. 2017 was a blockbuster year for our anti-corruption practice, which was additionally honored by The American Lawyer with its Global Dispute of the Year: Investigations (Latin America) for our work advising Braskem on its history-making FCPA settlement. The firm’s work on the Braskem settlement was shortlisted as GIR’s Innovation of the Year, and our Italy-based investigations team was named Regulatory Law Firm of the Year at the Women in Compliance Awards. Paul Hastings offers our clients a deep bench of seasoned professionals, including senior defense lawyers as well as former enforcement attorneys from both the DOJ and SEC. We have substantial experience representing individual and corporate clients before enforcement agencies, and our unparalleled expertise in the anti-corruption arena has led to numerous government-appointed compliance monitorships for multi-national companies. Our team advises clients on all aspects of anti-corruption law – designing and improving compliance programs, conducting due diligence on merger and acquisition targets and intermediaries, leading internal investigations and negotiating with government enforcement authorities, handling post-resolution compliance responsibilities, and navigating the civil litigation that often accompanies anti-corruption investigations.