Shearman & Sterling LLP

FCPA Department

USA - Nationwide
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What the team is known for Experienced white-collar team with expertise across a broad range of matters involving the FCPA and other international antibribery and anticorruption laws. Draws on the firm's global resources for support with handling multijurisdictional investigations and with the structuring and implementation of international compliance programs. Regularly appears before the SEC, DOJ and other US regulatory agencies. Notable experience handling investigations and compliance counseling concerning the Asian operations of US-based companies.

Work highlights Represented GlaxoSmithKline in numerous investigations in China following allegations of bribery. The company was given a $20 million fine in the US and a $500 million fine by the Chinese authorities, and is still undergoing investigation by the UK SFO.

Notable practitioners

Danforth Newcomb is recognized for his wealth of expertise in the FCPA space. He has experience in assisting clients with compliance matters, investigations by government enforcement agencies and internal investigations.

Philip Urofsky has extensive experience in the full range of FCPA matters, frequently advising clients on compliance and transactional due diligence as well as conducting internal investigations. "I think very highly of him and his willingness to engage with issues. He makes tremendous contributions to the FCPA Bar," reports one interviewee.