Paul Hastings LLP

FCPA Department

USA - Nationwide
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What the team is known for Versatile anticorruption group, frequently retained to advise major corporations from a variety of industry sectors. Regularly defends clients facing high-stakes FCPA investigations by government agencies as well as providing due diligence and compliance advice relating to substantial company acquisitions. Noted experts in matters arising from areas such as life sciences and energy. Considerable international experience, regularly handling multijurisdictional cases involving countries in Latin America, Asia and Europe. Also recognized for its increasing expertise in monitorships.

Strengths A client reports that "they are talented, experienced, open to new ideas and approaches, communicative and they embrace a 'one team' environment to achieve the goal."

Another source praises them as "practical and business-oriented."

A market insider comments that "they're doing a lot of good work and they have a lot of talented lawyers."

Work highlights Represented Airbus Group in a DOJ investigation that forms part of a coordinated investigation with the UK and French authorities into allegations of foreign bribery.

Notable practitioners

John Darden advises clients on compliance programs as well as assisting with investigations by the DOJ and SEC into allegations of FCPA violations and corruption. "He has a strong network and expertise," states one source, going on to describe him as "a pleasure to work with, and very responsive and hard-working."

Nathaniel Edmonds is well regarded for his expertise in FCPA matters. "He's a real go-to person," comments a source, adding that "he had a super powerful time in the fraud section and he's not missed a step in coming to private practice." He regularly handles investigations and compliance work for large corporations.

Robert Luskin is recognized as a "true FCPA expert," and draws on a wealth of experience representing corporations and individuals in large-scale investigations by the DOJ and SEC.  "He's handled a tremendous number of very high-profile issues," says an interviewee, adding that "he's pragmatic and business-oriented, and is very clear in explaining the risks associated with certain matters."

Timothy Dickinson offers notable strength in FCPA matters, frequently advising clients on compliance and conducting reviews of anticorruption programs. He also assists with government investigations, and fields particular experience in serving as a monitor.