Companies facing high-stakes government and internal investigations, as well as those seeking anti-corruption risk assessments, M&A guidance and ad hoc counseling, rely on WilmerHale. Clients benefit from the advice of more than 60 experienced anti-corruption lawyers with extensive knowledge in all aspects of the field. We represent companies and individuals in DOJ, SEC, UK Serious Fraud Office, and Chinese Administration for Industry and Commerce investigations; perform internal investigations on the ground in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Latin America and elsewhere; conduct risk assessments and benchmarking; advise on strategic transactions; develop and enhance compliance programs; and draft and conduct anti-corruption training. In addition to our strong US-based team, clients benefit from our lawyers with extensive anti-corruption experience in the UK, Germany and China. Global Investigations Review named us No. 1 on its 2017 GIR 30 list of the world’s leading investigations and compliance practices, and in 2016, we were named GIR’s “Most Impressive Investigations Practice of the Year” and were identified as having been involved in more public FCPA resolutions than any other law firm.
In 2016 alone, the firm handled five DOJ and/or SEC settlements, along with a publicly announced DOJ/SEC declination. The firm has also obtained numerous non-public declinations for clients who were under investigation by enforcement authorities. We regularly counsel more than 80 public and other companies on anti-corruption compliance issues, including helping to build and enhance compliance programs and advising on specific transactions and third-party relationships. We have more than 20 FCPA matters currently pending with the DOJ and/or SEC and have deep relationships with the enforcement attorneys at those agencies.