Cross-Border Investigations and Compliance

Cross-Border Investigations and Compliance

Representing clients in sensitive inquiries across jurisdictions.

Key Contacts

Experience

  • Cartel Investigation

    Representing Japanese auto parts manufacturer DENSO and its US subsidiary in the largest criminal antitrust investigation ever and in the companion civil class action litigation. We secured a favorable settlement—including securing the largest ever reduction in criminal fine—on behalf of DENSO with the DOJ.
  • SECURITIES TRADING INTERNAL INVESTIGATION AND DEFENSE IN US AND UK PROCEEDINGS

    Represented JPMorgan in connection with US and British government investigations arising out of the “London Whale” trading incident. We assisted with the issuance of JPMorgan’s Management Task Force Report and participated in settlement discussions with regulators across jurisdictions.
  • INTERNAL GOVERNANCE INVESTIGATIONS

    Represented board of a US confectionary products producer in investigation concerning failed acquisition of a Chinese confectionary brand. Following completion of our investigation, we worked with Board committees and senior management to review and enhance governance practices.
  • INTERNAL INVESTIGATION OF CROSS-BORDER SECURITIES TRANSACTIONS

    Conducting internal inquiry at a leading investment bank relating to transnational transactions conducted through the bank’s London and Tokyo branches, under the shadow of parallel Japanese, UK, and US law enforcement and regulatory inquiries.
  • MULTI-NATIONAL SALES PRACTICES

    Investigating the foreign sales operations of a German subsidiary of a US multinational company with regard to payments to agents and consultants in Eastern Europe, Russia and other Commonwealth of Independent States countries.
  • INTERNAL REVIEW OF AML, SARs, AND FINANCIAL CONTROLS

    Led internal investigations for financial services client into matters concerning AML compliance programs, suspicious activity reporting, employee misconduct and accountability, and transaction monitoring systems.
  • MULTI-NATIONAL TAX INVESTIGATION

    Representing a global banking and financial services organization in Switzerland, Monaco, Hong Kong and Singapore in connection with allegations of US tax fraud.
  • LEAK INVESTIGATION

    Investigating a possible board leak of a strategic merger plan which, as a result of the leak, had to be abandoned; the investigation covered the company concerned and legal and investment banking advisors.
  • INTERNAL REVIEW OF MANAGEMENT CONDUCT

    Internal review and resolution of threatened litigation arising from allegation that senior corporate officer had harassed and assaulted a senior executive in jurisdictions throughout Europe and the Middle East.
  • ABUSE OF US VISA RULES

    Represented Indian tech outsourcing company in federal criminal and administrative investigations by the DOJ, Department of State and Department of Homeland Security, as well as in a congressional inquiry, and provided internal investigation and regulatory advice regarding alleged immigration and tax violations.
  • FIFA CORRUPTION PROCEEDINGS

    Representing a Fortune 100 client in connection with the ongoing investigation by the Eastern District of New York involving FIFA and continental soccer organizations and officials, international sports marketing firms and other unnamed co-conspirators.
  • COMPLIANCE REVIEW OF TRANSPORTATION COMPANY

    Investigating civil and criminal liability of former members of management boards of one of Europe’s leading truck manufacturers and transport-related engineering groups and its affiliates; completing compliance review of its foreign subsidiary.
  • WHISTLEBLOWER ALLEGATIONS

    Conducted an internal investigation and defense of UK-based financial services entity in US proceedings following whistleblower allegations of accounting and asset valuation fraud.
  • Multi-Developmental Bank Proceedings

    Represented Fortune 50 global manufacturer in multilateral development bank investigations into potential corruption by manufacturer’s distributors and affiliates in association with foreign government contracts in Latin America and Africa.

Recognition

  • Global Investigations Review – Ranked WilmerHale no. 1 on its 2017 list of the world’s 30 leading investigations and compliance practices.
  • Global Investigations Review – Named WilmerHale a 2017 finalist for Most Impressive Investigations Practice of the Year.
  • Global Investigations Review – Named WilmerHale the “Most Impressive Investigations Practice of the Year” for its cross-border work in both high-profile internal and government-led investigations in 2016.
  • Global Investigations Review Just Anti-Corruption – Gave WilmerHale’s Washington DC office an “elite” ranking for its Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Practice, placing the firm among the top in the nation’s capital.

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