Covington & Burling LLP

FCPA Department

USA - Nationwide
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What the team is known for Strong white-collar defense practice, advising on a variety of antibribery and anticorruption compliance issues. Fields a robust bench of accomplished practitioners with substantial prior experience in government agencies who regularly investigate and resolve FCPA investigations for a roster of significant clients. Able to call on a strong network of experts across the US, along with noted practitioners in the firm's London and Shanghai offices. Recognized for its impressive understanding of global anticorruption matters, most notably in the pharmaceutical and technology industries.

Strengths Market insiders praise the firm's "really good practice" and "very strong bench."

One client labels this "a fantastic team," stating: "They know the industry and know the risk tolerance both I and my company have."

Work highlights Represented Alexion Pharmaceuticals in DOJ and SEC investigations into potential FCPA violations across a range of countries.

Notable practitioners

Donald Ridings represents both corporate and individual clients in a broad range of FCPA matters. He is called upon to handle internal investigations as well as investigations by bodies such as the DOJ and SEC. Clients describe him as "extremely knowledgeable and responsive."

Experienced white-collar lawyer Lanny Breuer has a "very highly regarded practice" in the FCPA space, according to impressed sources. He frequently represents large corporations and individual executives in investigations by the DOJ and SEC, and also handles internal investigations.

The "excellent" Steven Fagell is regularly engaged by corporations for representation in DOJ and SEC investigations into potential FCPA violations. His clients include companies from highly regulated industries such as life sciences and technology.