With decades of experience tackling Foreign Corrupt Practices Act cases and a deep bench of attorneys who each handle both counseling and investigation, WilmerHale has become a go-to firm for foreign bribery matters.
Over the past year, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP has helped Tyco International Ltd. escape brutal punishment for bribing government officials abroad, and on the flip side, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act scandal surrounding Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has laid bare the potential consequences of not heeding the firm's advice.
Venable LLP recently won stunning reversals for clients who had seemingly lost battles against bribery charges under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, including in the landmark Lindsey Manufacturing Co. case, backing up its first-class compliance and investigations work and earning the firm a spot among Law360's FCPA Powerhouses.
Building up its Foreign Corrupt Practices Act work over the past decade with a collaborative structure and a growing local focus that has yielded major triumphs, Reed Smith LLP has quickly emerged as a leader in the field and appears poised to maintain that status for years to come.
Kirkland & Ellis LLP's Foreign Corrupt Practices Act practice, which spans six continents, is among the most formidable in the entire world — but since the firm cautiously avoids FCPA cases that involve high price tags, its work often flies under the radar.
The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act team at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP has developed a reputation for being the experts whom corporations call when they’re dissatisfied with their initial counsel, landing the firm clients like Allianz SE and Allied Defense Group.
Attorneys at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP have for decades cultivated a deep familiarity with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, leading it to a string of favorable outcomes for several clients last year, including a rare complete victory for 3M Co.
Nearly four decades of handling pay-to-play investigations and other foreign bribery matters and a deep partner bench helped Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP secure favorable Foreign Corrupt Practices Act settlements for major financial institutions and other conglomerates in 2012, the latest in a string of successful anti-bribery representations spanning three decades.
With Foreign Corrupt Practices Act experience tracing back to the firm's founding in the late 1970s, Crowell & Moring LLP has continued to make its mark in the arena, recently guiding Ralph Lauren Corp. and a Lindsey Manufacturing Co. executive to successful outcomes in FCPA cases.
Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP’s heavy roster of past and current Foreign Corrupt Practices Act clients — including Diageo PLC, Pride International Inc. and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. — has made it the envy of the legal industry, but the firm’s strategy for attracting corporate audit committees is really quite simple: recruit top legal talent and keep client relations personal.
Many savvy law firms boast their expertise in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act matters, but an elite group of 10 firms have emerged as true leaders in the fast-growing field, earning them a spot on Law360’s inaugural list of FCPA Powerhouses.