Rankings: FCPA Powerhouses

Law360's FCPA Powerhouses series profiles the law firms that are making the most significant contributions to this burgeoning area of law. Winners were selected based on the number of attorneys at the firm working on FCPA matters and contributions to this area of law, including working on landmark FCPA cases and client representations and outcomes
  • June 10, 2013

    FCPA Powerhouse: WilmerHale

    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.

  • June 7, 2013

    FCPA Powerhouse: Willkie Farr

    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.

  • June 6, 2013

    FCPA Powerhouse: Venable LLP

    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.

  • June 5, 2013

    FCPA Powerhouse: Reed Smith

    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.

  • June 4, 2013

    FCPA Powerhouse: Kirkland & Ellis

    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.

  • June 3, 2013

    FCPA Powerhouse: Gibson Dunn

    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.

  • May 31, 2013

    FCPA Powerhouse: Debevoise

    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.

  • May 30, 2013

    FCPA Powerhouse: Davis Polk

    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.

  • May 29, 2013

    FCPA Powerhouse: Crowell & Moring

    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.

  • May 28, 2013

    FCPA Powerhouse: Cahill Gordon & Reindel

    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.

  • May 24, 2013

    Law360 Names 10 FCPA Powerhouse Firms

    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.