Arnold & Porter
Arnold & Porter’s anti-corruption practice touts a number of former government officials. Kirk Ogrosky, who joined the firm in 2010, was a prosecutor in the Southern District of Florida before serving from 2006 to 2010 as a deputy chief of the criminal division’s fraud section in the Justice Department, where he supervised FCPA and securities fraud cases. He is an expert on health-care fraud and False Claims Act matters.
James Cooper, a former deputy chief of the District of Columbia US Attorney’s Office’s criminal division and acting chief of the national security section, is also on the firm’s FCPA team, along with John Nassikas and Michael Trager.
Nassikas is head of Arnold & Porter’s white-collar practice and a former prosecutor in the Eastern District of Virginia. Trager, who is co-chair of the firm’s securities enforcement and litigation group, served in the SEC’s division of enforcement.
Other FCPA practitioners at the firm include Drew Harker, Keith Korenchuk, Evelina Norwinski, Amy Jeffress, Arthur Luk, Baruch Weiss and John Barker.
The firm has a long list of clients it has advised in FCPA matters. It has represented a media company in connection with ongoing criminal investigations in the US and UK; a German firearms manufacturer in an ongoing FCPA investigation by the DOJ into bribes paid to government officials in India; and a large computer contractor in an FCPA investigation into the company’s business operations in India.
The firm has conducted an internal investigation for a luxury goods retailer in Japan, and secured declinations from the DOJ and the SEC for an automotive component and parts supplier conducting compliance reviews in China, Brazil and Mexico.
The firm also represents individuals, including a defendant in the Fifa corruption investigation and ten separate bank executives in an ongoing FCPA investigation into a bank’s hiring programme in China, where financial institutions have in recent years allegedly secured business by offering internships to the sons and daughters of the country’s elite government officials.
GIR’s sister publication Just Anti-Corruption has reported that in London, Arnold & Porter is advising pharmaceuticals company GlaxoSmithKline in an ongoing investigation by the SFO into alleged bribery in China and other nations, including Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates.