FCPA Defense Lawyers

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act & Anti Corruption Defense – We Help You Avoid Costly Legal And Avoid Jail Time Mistakes

Our Anti Corruption FCPA Lawyers and FCPA Defense Attorneys Helping Clients Charged with Anti-Corruption in the US and Overseas to Avoid Costly Legal Mistakes and to Reduce the Impact of Criminal and Civil Liability for Anti Corruption.

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977, as amended, 15 USC  78dd-1, et seq. (“FCPA”), makes it unlawful for certain types of individuals and companies to make payments to foreign government officials to obtain or retain business.

Anti-corruption Lawyer & FCPA litigation: The anti-bribery provisions of the FCPA prohibit the willful use of the mail or any means of the instrumentality of interstate commerce corruptly in furtherance of any offer, payment, promise to pay, or authorization of the payment of money or anything of value to any person, while knowing that all or a portion of such money or thing of value will be offered, given or promised, directly or indirectly, to a foreign official to influence the foreign official in his or her official capacity, induce the foreign official to do or omit to do an act in violation of his or her lawful duty, or to secure any improper advantage in order to assist in obtaining or retaining business for or with, or directing business to, any person. See DOJ Website.

In today’s era of heightened enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), compliance is of utmost importance. Government contractors and companies, both domestically and overseas, face increased risks from the FCPA and anti corruption laws in other nations, strict export control regulations, and thorough scrutiny of international transactions. Stay in the know to navigate this intricate landscape!

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act legal advice: An FCPA lawyer can assist clients around the world with the continuous oversight of foreign corruption oversight.  We are positioned to help with some of the most complex matters involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and various international anti-corruption laws.  Our FCPA Defense lawyers represent clients involved in Department of Justice investigations (DOJ) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) investigations.  CEOs can depend on our ability to internally investigate complex matters and report back with reliable legal advice. 


Types of FCPA and Anti-Corruption Defense Cases We Can Help With

  • The Securities and Exchange Commission investigates and charges against companies for violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) arising out of bribery schemes – international and domestic – negotiation of monetary sanctions.
  • The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for violating the anti-bribery, recordkeeping, and internal accounting controls provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).
  • The Securities and Exchange Commission FCPA charges of bribery of foreign countries such as China to get contracts in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

  • DOJ FCPA cases for FCPA violations and charges of conspiracy to violate these provisions of the FCPA. 

  • Conspiracy to violate Anti Corruption and FCPA provisions
  • Conspiracy to defraud the US government 
  • FCPA civil investigative demands
  • FCPA and Anti Corruption criminal subpoena.


Looking for legal assistance in FCPA Investigation matters? Our anti-corruption lawyer has you covered! 

One of the best FCPA law firms in Washington DC: With offices in Washington DC and Colorado, our extensive experience spans the globe, including key emerging markets like Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa, Mexico, and more. Our Foreign Corrupt Practices Act FCPA defense attorney provides representation for multinational corporations, businesses, and senior executives in SEC or DOJ FCPA investigations.

Our services also extend to FCPA compliance, securities class actions, internal investigations, and more. Ready to navigate the complex world of FCPA? Contact our firm today and let us guide you to success. 

Does The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Apply to You? If so, How?

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) is a federal law that applies to companies and individuals doing business in the United States, as well as those who are citizens or residents of the U.S. The Foreign Corrupt Practices law prohibits bribery or corrupt payment demands by U.S. persons to foreign government officials to obtain or retain business. Furthermore, it is illegal to provide anything of value, directly or indirectly, to a foreign official to obtain an improper business advantage.

What Types of Transactions Raise FCPA Compliance Concerns?

Are you aware of the transactions and business operations that could potentially have FCPA compliance concerns? As experienced professionals in this field, our Foreign Corrupt Practices Act lawyers are here to guide you through the stringent requirements of the FCPA. From import and export operations to political activities and government contracting, we have the expertise to ensure your compliance. Call us today for a consultation and let us help protect your business interests at 1.866.601.5518.

FCPA Compliance Services

Compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) is crucial for your company if you are conducting international operations. The FCPA, overseen by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), applies to a wide range of corporate and commercial transactions. Its requirements extend to your business accounting, disclosure practices, and other important areas. Our FCPA compliance services may be of use.

While you and your corporate executives may believe that they are exempt from FCPA concerns by avoiding potentially “corrupt” transactions, the statute’s broad scope means that companies can face liability in various scenarios related to FCPA compliance. In such cases, the expertise of FCPA lawyers may be necessary. Contact.  FCPA compliance services Attorney Wise D Allen for immediate representation.

 Top FCPA Lawyers in Washington DC

Watson & Associates, LLC’s proficient FCPA Attorneys focusing on Corruption and Foreign Corruption Practices Act matters harness their vast knowledge of the firm’s FCPA and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act attorneys to facilitate businesses in risk mitigation. Recognized as one of the best FCPA lawyers in the Washington DC and Colorado locations, our approach is collaborative, working with businesses to assess their internal measures, craft pragmatic risk control strategies, institute exemplary compliance methodologies, and proactively pinpoint and probe potential infringements. Moreover, when faced with enforcement confrontations, our defense strategies for individuals and federal government contractors are both robust and inventive.

Distinguished features of our services include:

  • Close-knit relationships with the DOJ and the SEC.
  • Collaboration with global regulatory entities like the Serious Fraud Office and the United Nations.
  • Our ability to navigate intricate FCPA investigations to a successful resolution.
  • Expertise of our team of FCPA attorneys, comprising former federal prosecutors and defense attorneys, seasoned civil trial attorneys, and past enforcement heads from an array of federal agencies.

Interlinking with our global trade division, which boasts significant acumen in U.S. export control laws, anti-boycott protocols, and related compliance facets, Watson’s FCPA defense attorneys offer a holistic solution for international businesses.

Why Choose Watson & Associates, LLC for Government Contractor Federal Criminal Defense Cases? 

Theodore Watsonn government contracts attorney, criminal health care fraud, procurement fraud , anti corruption employment defense lawyerTheodore P. Watson, Esquire. Practice Group Lead.  At Watson & Associates, with law offices in Colorado and Washington, DC, our top-rated federal defense FCPA defense lawyers have experience working for federal government contracting agencies. We understand the nuts and bolts of how the investigation comes about and how the DOJ or even the SBA OIG develops a civil or criminal case against you.

A crucial aspect of our practice lies in the fact that many of our federal defense anti corruption lawyers possess extensive experience as government contracting officials. We also understand how trial lawyers in federal agencies like the DOJ and the U.S. Attorney’s Office operate. Drawing on those valuable insights, our job is to deconstruct the government’s case and develop a legal defense that can create leverage in the event of litigation.


top washington dc and maryland. Wise Allen Attorney federal Criminal Defense and FCPA fraud laawyerWise D. Allen, Esquire , Counsel is a former Veteran Lieutenant Commander Judge Advocate for the United States Military. He also has extensive knowledge and experience in resolving FCPA law cases,  corporate defense and litigation in vast international and national legal issues.

As a Washington DC-based, FCPA defense attorney, he brings a wealth of successful experience to government contractors seeking defense counsel and FCPA compliance services in the various areas of procurement fraud, anti corruption law, international contracting, False Claims Act defense and more.  Mr. Allen’s federal litigation experience as a former appellate attorney representing the United States and federal attorney for defendants in trials led to his clients receiving overwhelming favorable outcomes in contested issues and obtaining non-contested resolutions. Read  more..


top rated washington DC criminal Defense Foreign Corrupt FCAP defene attorneysWalter H. Foster, Of Counsel, is a seasoned attorney and former Army colonel with deep experience orchestrating teams, imparting clarity and counsel, and executing on behalf of both private enterprise and the federal government. From managing technical construction in Iraq to prosecuting terrorists for the Pentagon, Walter brings mission focus to every challenge.

Moving to the Pentagon as Lead Trial Counsel, Walter was tapped to spearhead the high-profile prosecution of an Al Qaeda operative who had been detained at Guantanamo Bay. Walter established and managed a busy practice in Tampa, working the entire case lifecycle for 3,000 bench trials and 80 jury trials over nine years. While focusing largely on criminal defense, civil litigation. 

FAR clause 52.203-13

The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clause 52.203-13, ‘Contractor Code of Business Conduct and Ethics’ impliedly requires companies with government contracts greater than $ 5 million to self-disclose FCPA violations when known. It does matter whether the violation is material or not, there is an affirmative duty to disclose under FAR 52.203-13.

Penalties for FCPA violations?

FCPA Violations & Penalties: FCPA penalties cannot only result in criminal or civil liability, but the amounts for FCPA violations can be extremely high. The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) work hand in hand to enforce anti corruption regulations and FCPA laws. Your company can be liable for fines of up to $2 million for FCPA violations.  For an individual, he or she may be fined up to $100,000 and sentenced to up to five years in prison for an FCPA bribery violation.


 The Anti Corruption law sanctions and compliance penalties for Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 violations can be significant. The SEC often brings civil enforcement actions against issuers and their officers, directors, employees, stockholders, and agents for violations of anti corruption or accounting provisions of the FCPA Act.


Call Watson’s FCPA Lawyers and Anti Corruption Defense lawyers

Contact Attorney Wise D Allen  or Walter H Foster for immediate help and FCPA Compliance Services , call our FCPA Defense Attorneys for immediate assistance if you are looking to find anti corruption law firm for legal criminal defense with Federal Foreign Corrupt Practices Act matters. 

Call the government Anti Corruption lawyers and White Collar FCPA Lawyers at 202-827-9750 or Toll-Free at 1-866-601-5518 for a free initial consultation.