Businesses that enter into contracts with overseas companies, or businesses that want to enter international markets, face a number of unique challenges not present in domestic business transactions. In some parts of the world, bribery or quid pro quo arrangements are simply part of doing business. In order to prevent American companies from engaging in these practices, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) was enacted. This law prohibits bribing foreign government officials to obtain or retain business in foreign countries. Violations of this law can also bring on civil penalties.
The U.S. Department of Justice takes an aggressive stance investigating and prosecuting companies alleged to have run afoul of this law. In addition, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) investigates and brings claims based on civil violations of this law. Any company under investigation or indicted for alleged violations of the FCPA, should engage the services of a skilled FCPA defense lawyer immediately. Based in Fort Lauderdale, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act attorney Bruce Udolf of Bruce L. Udolf, P.A., has the experience to effectively defend against these and other white collar criminal accusations.
Florida FCPA Defense Attorney
Our law firm represents businesses across Florida and beyond facing FCPA charges. Whether a company or an individual has been indicted or is under investigation, we are prepared to vigorously defend clients facing such accusations.
In addition, our corporate compliance practice provides meaningful benefits to businesses engaged in international commerce. Our law firm regularly conducts internal investigations to determine whether a company is in compliance with applicable regulations. A strong compliance program can help protect a company from some of the more serious consequences associated with an FCPA investigation and prosecution. We are dedicated to developing strategies that provide creative solutions to problems resulting from criminal investigations and prosecutions of individuals and businesses.
Contact Bruce L. Udolf, P.A.
Call (954) 858-8831 or complete our online contact form to schedule a confidential consultation.