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Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

Stone & Magnanini provides practical business solutions in response to the recent top enforcement priority by both the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission of the Foreign Corrupt Practice Act (“FCPA”). Stone & Magnanini’s FCPA team is uniquely qualified to handle complex, high stakes government investigations, negotiations and prosecutions with a vast experience in complex civil, administrative and criminal matters arising under the FCPA, U.S. Securities laws and the Internal Revenue Code. Our experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in a broad array of these actions, as well as counseling clients with respect to anti-corruption matters, includes overseeing the resolution of disputes arising from governmental enforcement actions as well as assisting with independent internal investigations. On behalf of both the U.S. Government and their clients, Stone & Magnanini attorneys have travelled to more than 73 countries across Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Latin America. They have handled on-the-ground in-country investigations and depositions. Stone & Magnanini’s FCPA attorneys provide advice and counsel at every stage of criminal or parallel civil proceedings from investigation to trial and appeals. The Firm also has extensive experience defending related Securities class actions and derivative suits that have recently become part of the FCPA landscape and representing public companies facing government investigation and enforcement actions.

Representative experience includes:

Insurance and Financial Services

  • investigations and representation of three international banks in Europe and South America
  • numerous internal investigations, served as court-appointed investigation officers and worked with all levels of the United States Government

Defense Contractors

  • representation of defense contractors in aircraft and marine manufacturing
  • arguing cases beneficial to the United States Government before the United States Supreme Court


  • counseling an energy corporation in Nigeria

Media and Technology

  • serving as the lead counsel in a RICO litigation based on alleged FCA violations in Mexico
  • advising a major manufacturing company in connection with settlement negotiations arising from FCPA allegations with United States government attorneys
  • representing a manufacturing entity in Asia and the Caribbean in alleged FCPA violations