International Investigations & Enforcement

Companies and individuals facing complex, multi-jurisdictional inquiries have consistently relied on our premier International Investigations and Enforcement attorneys to guide them through sensitive investigations; identify and mitigate risk; leverage our team’s extensive government experience to resolve matters favorably; and, when necessary, aggressively litigate civil and criminal enforcement actions. As cross border investigations and enforcement matters have continued to expand in scope, size and topic over the past 15 years, our lawyers have been at the forefront of many of the most significant resolutions, providing sophisticated advocacy for clients facing serious criminal, civil, and regulatory investigations around the world.

The International Investigations and Enforcement Team includes members of our Government Investigations and White Collar Litigation Department, which has been recognized twice as a Law360 Group of the Year. Our seasoned defense attorneys have significant experience working for the government agencies that initiate investigations against our clients. The group includes a former Deputy Attorney General and acting Attorney General of the United States, former Associate Deputy Attorney General, former U.S. attorneys, and more than a dozen federal prosecutors and other former enforcement officials, as well as lawyers who have been recognized by Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America, Legal Elite and Super Lawyers as among the top legal service providers in the nation.

Our team – with noted practitioners in a number of our U.S. offices as well as in our London office – consistently manages complex matters that span multiple jurisdictions and touch an array of substantive areas such as the FCPA and other anti-corruption issues, antitrust, anti-money laundering, bank fraud, and sanctions issues, among others. We are accustomed to the unique aspects of an international practice, including spearheading extensive foreign language reviews, managing complex data privacy issues, leveraging our in-house e-discovery expertise for multi-jurisdictional document requests, and working seamlessly with counsel in other jurisdictions. We handle matters across the globe, with extensive experience throughout Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and China.

How We Help

We represent major domestic and foreign companies, financial institutions, international organizations, boards of directors, and special committees, as well as senior executives and other individuals, in high-stakes investigations and enforcement actions, often involving multiple jurisdictions or government agencies. Our attorneys have represented clients in some of the most significant cross-border matters of the past decade, helping to coordinate clients’ global defense and investigation strategies and achieve favorable civil and criminal resolutions.

In addition to defending our clients before U.S. and foreign enforcement agencies, we also regularly conduct internal investigations, audits, and risk assessments, and provide compliance counseling across a number of substantive areas, such as anti-corruption and anti-bribery; anti-money laundering; sanctions and export controls; and antitrust issues. Our clients trust us to:

  • Defend them in complex international investigations involving multiple criminal or civil enforcement agencies, including representing them in high-stakes criminal trials;
  • Develop and provide general and operation-, function-, or region-specific compliance training;
  • Efficiently handle criminal, civil, and regulatory actions arising from the same underlying events;
  • Conduct pre-merger and post-merger acquisition due diligence, and assist with follow-on business and compliance integration efforts;
  • Assess existing compliance programs, or develop new compliance programs tailored to their particular risks;
  • Represent them in grand jury proceedings, government interviews, and other criminal processes;
  • Conduct internal investigations;
  • Conduct third-party due diligence and help develop and deploy third-party due diligence protocols and programs; and
  • Perform audits and assessments to help them understand and mitigate the risks they face;
  • Develop hotlines or other issue reporting and escalation procedures, and assist in the review and resolution of reported issues.

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Team Leaders

Eric Snyder


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