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Practice Areas

Foreign Corrupt Practice Act Investigations

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (the “FCPA”), was enacted for the purpose of making it unlawful for certain persons and entities to make payments to foreign government officials to assist in obtaining or retaining business.  Since 1977, the anti-bribery provisions of the FCPA have applied to all U.S. persons and certain foreign issuers of securities.  With the enactment of certain amendments in 1998, the anti-bribery provisions of the FCPA now also apply to foreign firms and persons who cause, directly or through agents, an act in furtherance of such a corrupt payment to take place within the territory of the United States.  Flannery | Georgalis, LLC has the experience to assist individuals and businesses involved in FCPA investigations and to provide compliance review, advice, and training on all aspects of the FCPA.  


Our Experience


As the primary FCPA point of contact for the Northern District of Ohio, Chris attended multiple FCPA training programs exclusive to law enforcement sponsored by Main Justice, the SEC, and the FBI and received extensive exposure on preparing an FCPA case for trial, conducting parallel investigations, gathering international evidence, and asset tracing and recovery

As the primary FCPA intake AUSA, Chris received extensive exposure to FCPA investigations and matters from across the country and was assigned to analyze all new FCPA matters coming into the Northern District of Ohio and had discretion to decide what matters to pursue



 


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