Sidley Austin

Ranked among the top ten law firms in the world for investigations in the 2021 edition of Global Investigations Review’s GIR 100, Sidley’s FCPA lawyers assist businesses around the globe navigate the challenges of managing their international operations compliant with U.S. anti-corruption law. In a climate of intensified regulatory scrutiny, our investigations and enforcement team, consisting of former senior DOJ and SEC officials, is well-positioned to handle the most complicated FCPA and other international anti-corruption matters involving the DOJ and the SEC. Our team is highly experienced and well-versed in the issues and processes companies and individuals can face in what can often be multi-year, multi-agency matters of enterprise-wide significance. With high level DOJ alumni including a Deputy Attorney General, a Deputy Chief of the DOJ’s Fraud Section, former U.S. Attorneys, and over a dozen former Assistant U.S. Attorneys and 19 SEC alumni, including former Associate Directors of the SEC’s Division of Enforcement, and many Chambers-ranked lawyers, our team is extremely well-qualified to assist companies address FCPA and related challenges. We conduct internal investigations, create and implement compliance programs, perform compliance risk assessments, and conduct due diligence on potential merger and acquisition targets, joint venture partners and high risk third parties. We also counsel clients on compliance issues that arise from international licensing, sales and marketing and are well-versed in laws that relate to dealing with government officials and authorities around the world.