Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Government Corruption

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Convention have increased the reach and scope of federal anti-bribery efforts. In recent years, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice have dramatically increased their enforcement efforts. Janet Hoffman & Associates LLC has represented a number of clients in matters involving allegations of bribery, public corruption, FCPA violations, contracting and program fraud, and alleged bid rigging schemes.

The firm also represents individuals and corporations against charges of federal False Claims Act violations. Additionally, the firm represents corporate clients facing possible suspension or debarment from government contracts, loans and grants—a serious collateral consequence that oftentimes flows from allegations of criminal conduct. Our attorneys have obtained favorable, non-criminal resolutions that have allowed our clients to avoid suspension and debarment.

Representative Cases

  • Representation of a former senior executive of a U.S. company in connection with charges by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission that he and others provided several million dollars and other gifts to managers of customers in various parts of Asia.
  • Representation of government contractors against federal false claim allegations.
  • Representation of a national, publicly traded transportation company facing possible debarment from state and federal contracts, loans and grants.