Persuaded DOJ to Abandon FCPA Investigation
The FBI executed a search warrant at the home of an international business executive and searched for evidence of violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. After seizing the executive’s documents and computer files, the FBI interviewed him for a half-day regarding his role in facilitating the sale of medical, industrial, and military equipment to multiple countries, including a Middle Eastern nation. The executive then engaged SouthBank Legal, which immediately contacted the Fraud Section of the Department of Justice on his behalf. SouthBank Legal analyzed extensive electronic data, facilitated the exchange of documents with the DOJ and federal agents, represented the executive in a lengthy proffer session, explained the nature of the relevant transactions, and engaged in extensive negotiations with government attorneys. As a result of these efforts, the DOJ abandoned its investigation and informed SouthBank Legal that it was closing its case against the executive.