In today’s economic and regulatory environment, no company that does business globally can afford to be ignorant of the growing regulatory requirements, with heightened standards for anti-money laundering, trade and sanctions compliance, as well as the increased enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the UK Bribery Act.
Guidepost Solutions understands the intricacies of the laws and regulations and can help companies navigate their provisions, perform proactive due diligence and investigate violations. Members of our team served in the government agencies responsible for enforcing these laws and we understand the mindset of the regulators and prosecutors. We work closely with companies or their counsel to conduct or support internal investigations and have served as subject matter experts for specialized investigations.
For example, before a client enters into any relationship with a foreign entity, agent or individual, our global investigative team can root out any problematic associations, conduct or qualities of our client’s potential partner, to avoid any FCPA or UK Bribery Act issues right from the start. Our investigative team of former prosecutors, federal law enforcement agents and researchers know what to look for and how to find it. Utilizing our on-the-ground contacts around the world, we strive to provide comprehensive due diligence and investigative services that will withstand any inquiry.
If an FCPA or UK Bribery Act issue is identified, we will investigate, analyze and marshal the facts into an accurate account to present to corporate leaders, members of the board or the government. Armed with the truth, a company can make informed decisions about its legal and business strategy to avoid or mitigate prosecution and/or fines.