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Argentina

Internal investigation in connection with reserve manipulations
Conducted an internal investigation for a global insurer in connection with allegations of reserve manipulations by local management and accounting and financial reporting irregularities by senior executives responsible for Latin America. 

Region-wide risk assessment
Carried out a post-acquisition risk assessment in multiple Latin American countries, including Argentina, before providing compliance guidance to the parent of the new entity.

Internal anti-corruption investigation
Conducted an internal anti-corruption investigation on behalf of a leading global food manufacturer and distributor at one of the client’s subsidiaries.

Brazil

FIFA-related investigation
Represented the principals of the US affiliate of a Brazilian sports marketing company accused of paying bribes to FIFA officials.

Accounting-fraud investigation
Conducted an internal investigation, involving a multinational team of lawyers and forensic accountants, of the Brazilian subsidiary of a company that is traded on a United States stock exchange. The investigation related to allegations of accounting fraud and misconduct of senior company executives. We are currently working with the SEC on a resolution.

Anti-corruption program
Drafted global anti-corruption policies and oversaw a related global risk assessment for a food manufacturer and distributor with operations around the world, including a significant presence in Latin America.

Internal investigation relating to bribery and corruption
Represented a major Brazilian pharmaceutical distributor in an internal investigation being conducted by a major pharmaceutical company relating to bribery and corruption of government officials in Brazil.

Bribery investigation
Represented a global food manufacturer in connection with wide-ranging bribery activity in Brazil. The focus of the investigation was to determine whether any of these bribery payments had a nexus to the US and to represent the companies before the US DOJ.

Restatement investigation
Conducted an internal investigation for a foreign private issuer relating to a multi-year restatement of the financial statements.

Due diligence
Conducted anti-corruption due diligence of potential agents and business partners for a construction company involved in the oil and gas industry.

Chile

Internal investigation in connection with whistleblower allegations
Conducted an internal investigation for a global insurer in connection with whistleblower allegations of insurance claims reserve manipulations, earnings management and other financial irregularities.

Columbia

Procurement investigation involving US official 
Represented Colombian aerospace company in an investigation involving bribery of a US Department of Defense procurement officer.

Ecuador

Internal investigation in connection with extortion and bribery 
Conducted an internal investigation into a foreign official’s acts of extortion and efforts to solicit a bribe from our client, an Ecuador-based service provider.

Money-laundering investigation
Represented a US person in a money-laundering investigation relating to the export of gold from Ecuador.

Guatemala

Investigation into public tender and contract execution 
Conducted an internal investigation for a utilities company into possible wrongdoing during the procurement and execution of a public contract.

Honduras

FCPA investigation
Conducted a post-acquisition FCPA investigation arising from allegations of corruption involving a state-owned telecommunications company.

Mexico

Internal investigation in connection with employee misconduct
Conducted an internal investigation for a global insurer in connection with whistleblower allegations of serious employee misconduct by executives of various of the company’s subsidiaries.

Internal investigation in connection with conflicts of interest and employee misconduct
Conducted an internal investigation for the subsidiary of a US public company relating to allegations of conflicts of interest and employee misconduct.

Internal anti-corruption investigation
Conducted an internal investigation into allegations of third-party wrongdoing for an international corporation listed on a United States stock exchange.

Internal investigation
Conducted an internal investigation for the subsidiary of a US public company relating to allegations of conflicts of interest and employee misconduct.

Peru

False Claims Act investigation
Represented an investment fund that was being investigated by the DOJ for allegedly submitting false claims in connection with Export Import Bank loans it brokered for companies in Peru that went into default, costing the government millions in loan guarantee payments.

 

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