FCPA Litigation Since 1992
There is a significant difference between an attorney who knows the laws regarding the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and one who has actually been in litigation with the SEC and DOJ defending a client charged with an FCPA violation. Attorney Daniel Hurson handled his first FCPA investigation 30 years ago, and he continues to represent defendants today who are under investigation or facing criminal or civil charges.
Representative case: Washington DC Foreign Corrupt Practices Act attorney Hurson defended a US employee of a British Corporation in one of the first litigated Foreign Corrupt Practices Act cases.
Enforcement efforts by the DOJ and SEC under the FCPA have increased dramatically in recent years. Between 2006 and 2008, the DOJ brought as many cases as it had in the previous 28 years. This extremely broad statute is frequently used against individuals and corporations in anti-bribery and accounting fraud cases. Foreign governments are also stepping up enforcement activities. The accounting provisions applying to public companies and their employees are easy to violate but carry severe penalties.
At The Law Offices of Daniel J. Hurson, LLC, we represent individuals under investigation for an FCPA violation. FCPA cases are typically investigated both as civil matters at the SEC and as criminal investigations and prosecutions brought by the DOJ. Any individual or employee who is asked to be interviewed by in-house counsel, is involved in an internal investigation, or is subjected to books and records inspections by the government, should first consider consulting private counsel. It is very easy to get oneself into trouble in these matters, even when you have done nothing wrong. Trying to explain things without consulting your own lawyer can be very risky.
Representative cases: In some cases in which we have been involved, the corporation is cooperating with the government, and we are retained (sometimes at the request and expense of the corporate employer) to represent individual officers and managers.
We are also equipped to conduct internal investigations for smaller firms and businesses who cannot afford typical large firm legal fees for such matters.
Arms Export Control Attorney for the Defense
According to the US State Department, the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) provides the authority to control the export of defense articles and services, and charges the president to exercise this authority. Attorney Daniel Hurson will defend any individual or business charged with violation of this act. AECA also places certain restricted American arms traders and manufacturers from selling certain sensitive technologies. This could include anything from sale of goggles or radios to export of a technology related to a weapon system to sending an e-mail with information in it that could be useful in the development of any weapon.
Since the terroristic events of 9/11, the US government takes any act resembling an AECA violation very seriously. If you or your company is under investigation, or asked to produce documents, we urge you to contact our law firm immediately.
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