Global Investigations, Anti-Bribery & FCPA

Kilpatrick's Global Investigations, Anti-Bribery & FCPA practice provides sophisticated and critical legal representation in navigating cross-border investigations.  Our expertise derives from our experience in defending clients in government corruption, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), bribery and other multinational criminal investigations, as well as in conducting internal global investigations and compliance audits for clients in more than 45 countries and territories.

The team conducts complex factual investigations in a wide variety of industries and locales and advises clients on the criminal, civil, regulatory, and corporate governance repercussions of the investigative findings. We understand the diverse cultures involved and have established close relationships with local attorneys, which have allowed us to strengthen clients’ internal controls and procedures, help clients avoid or contain risks, and strategically interface with U.S. authorities for the best possible results.

The team has direct experience with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), including their respective FCPA Units. As such, we have earned a reputation for conducting comprehensive and reliable internal investigations for clients in difficult situations. These matters have also involved foreign authorities, such as the United Kingdom’s Serious Fraud Office, German authorities, and Chinese State Administration for Market Regulation. 

Our Global Investigations, Anti-Bribery & FCPA practice is further complemented by our White Collar Crime & Internal Investigations team’s corporate monitorship and auditing experience. 

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Obtained a complete declination by DOJ and SEC of an FCPA matter for a client. Conducted a multi-national FCPA investigation and provided a voluntary disclosure to DOJ and SEC on behalf of an Audit Committee. Also assisted with training and instituting compliance improvements.

Performed an internal investigation in China concerning potential commercial bribery, money laundering, and conflicts of interest, and advised the public company’s Audit Committee on remedial measures.

Conducted an internal investigation in the United States, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Turkey, and Dubai into anticorruption issues for a Fortune 100 company in response to a government inquiry. Assisted company with government disclosures to DOJ.

Performed an internal investigation in China and Russia for a public company concerning potential bribery, fraud and customs violations as well as breaches of internal policies and procedures, including conflict of interest rules, and advised the Audit Committee on next steps and remedial measures.

Conducted an internal FCPA investigation for a manufacturer relating to conduct in Argentina. The investigation included reviewing materials in Spanish and conducting interviews of Argentine and Chilean employees in both Spanish and English.

Performed an internal investigation into alleged FCPA, conflict of interest and code of conduct violations in Mexico for a public company.

Conducted an internal investigation for an international public company into FCPA allegations in Brazil, Portugal, and Africa.

Performed an internal investigation into allegations of commercial bribery and conflicts of interest arising from a client’s supply chain in Asia.

Conducted an internal investigation with regard to alleged FCPA, fraud and export issues for a company's Audit Committee with regard to conduct all over the world, including in Kuwait, Vietnam, Costa Rica, and Egypt. Also, aided in strengthening the company's compliance program.

Performed an internal investigation for a public company concerning potential bid-rigging and bribery.

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