The FCPA: Anti-Bribery And Oversight Legislation
The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) prohibits corporations — and their directors, officers, employees, shareholders and agents — from paying bribes to foreign officials in order to obtain or retain business. It also sets forth accounting and oversight requirements for publicly traded corporations. The Act's anti-bribery provisions are enforced by the Department of Justice (DOJ), while the accounting provisions are enforced by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
An Adviser Focused On Prevention
The Law Offices of Arthur Thomas Donato is a Southeastern Pennsylvania criminal defense firm that helps clients navigate the regulations set forth by the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Founding partner, Arthur Thomas Donato, has the in-depth legal knowledge and experience necessary to advise companies on FCPA compliance, while maintaining a business-oriented approach that acknowledges the realities of doing business in foreign markets.
In addition to working with companies on compliance issues, Arthur Thomas Donato's diligent approach to internal investigations offers companies the opportunity to identify potential violations and enact compliance policies that minimize the possibility of future infractions.
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Defense Representation
With more than 30 years of experience as a white collar crime defense lawyer, Arthur Thomas Donato understands how critical it is for companies and individuals to be proactive when faced with serious FCPA violation charges. The company, or an individual, may be penalized with multimillion-dollar fines, and responsible employees or agents can face imprisonment.
Arthur Thomas Donato begins developing a defense as soon as a client comes to him, ensuring that attention is paid to every relevant detail. This approach allows him to collect evidence independently and to prepare a strategic response for the prosecution's accusations. His dedicated representation continues through negotiations with the DOJ and the SEC, and on through trial, if necessary.
Contact A Pennsylvania FCPA Attorney
To speak with an experienced Foreign Corrupt Practices Act attorney in Media, Pennsylvania, contact the Law Offices of Arthur Thomas Donato at 484-441-6318 to arrange an initial consultation.