Foreign bribery has constituted a significant portion of the firm’s white-collar investigations work in recent years.
One of the firm’s main FCPA lawyers, Carl Rauh, retired at the end of 2015. He and two New York partners were advising Elek Straub, one of three former executives of Hungarian telecommunications company Magyar Telekom being sued by the SEC on FCPA charges.
Despite Rauh’s departure, the firm’s FCPA practice remains strong. Partner Peter Spivack is co-leading an internal investigation into alleged foreign bribery at Brazilian state-controlled power company Eletrobras. Notable past matters include Spivack’s representation of orthopedics manufacturer Orthofix International, which entered into a deferred prosecution agreement with the Justice Department in 2012 to resolve allegations of bribery by its Brazilian subsidiary.
In addition to foreign bribery cases, the firm’s DC partners also handle export controls, sanctions compliance, money laundering, healthcare fraud, securities fraud, cybersecurity and data privacy. They typically represent companies more often than individuals.
In total, the firm has nine DC-based partners who advise on foreign matters, including Ty Cobb, Douglas Fellman, Evans Rice and white-collar bar legend Robert Bennett.