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Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Corporate Crime & Investigations

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What the team is known for

Outstanding practice group offering top-tier advice on corporate crime and investigations involving Latin America. Deeply involved in the handling of sophisticated matters throughout the region, most notably in Brazil and Mexico. Highly sought after for its exceptional knowledge of FCPA matters and longstanding experience interacting with the SEC and DOJ. Equally adept at assisting clients with anti-corruption compliance and sensitive internal investigations.

Strengths

"They are fantastic," clients report, adding: "They are very responsive, very thoughtful and have great experience. I cannot imagine where we would be without their thoughtful input and guidance."

Attesting to their reputation in the market, one commentator remarks: "They are market leaders and are clearly one of the top choices for any case in this market regarding the US."

Work highlights

Represented Rolls-Royce before the Ministério Público Federal to reach a leniency agreement.

Notable practitioners

"Outstanding" practitioner Andrew Levine continues to be seen as a frontrunner in the market by clients and peers alike, employing his vast skill and experience to assist clients with high-profile matters. Highlighting his impressive reputation, market commentators describe him as "an extremely well-known figure globally" and "a massive name in the region for this kind of work." Compounding such praise, one observer states: "He is an impressive and tireless thought leader, and I never tire of speaking wonders of him."

Bruce Yannett has a solid practice handling anti-corruption matters for clients throughout the region, with a particular focus on matters concerning the Brazilian market. Clients look to him for his experience in dealing with risk assessments, compliance issues and both internal and external investigations.

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Overview

Debevoise is a recognized leader in conducting corporate investigations and advising clients on a broad array of anti-corruption and other compliance matters. The team’s expertise includes defending companies and individuals against criminal prosecutions and civil enforcement actions, in addition to negotiating complex global settlements and facilitating cooperation with government regulators, often across numerous jurisdictions and agencies.

We work with leading companies, across the Americas and beyond, to conduct internal investigations of potential wrongdoing and to respond appropriately to the results of such investigations. The team also routinely counsels clients regarding preventive measures, including conducting risk assessments, enhancing compliance programs and providing training, as well as performing anti-corruption due diligence in the M&A and joint venture contexts. Our representations relate to a number of high-profile matters in Latin America, including operations Lava Jato and Zelotes in Brazil and the FIFA corruption scandal.

Debevoise lawyers are well known for their investigative skill, seasoned judgment and consistently clear and persuasive presentation of the facts. This has led to a unique credibility before government agencies and in other forums, making Debevoise a powerful advocate for clients, with a record of considerable success in matters involving investigations by authorities in the U.S., the U.K., Latin America and around the world.

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Corporate Crime & Investigations Department

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

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919 Third Avenue

New York

New York

USA

NY 10022

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Latin America-wide

Corporate Crime & Investigations


Andrew Levine
Band 1
Bruce E Yannett
Band 3