Having represented one of the most high-profile companies involved in the United Nations Oil-for-Food Program (OFFP) investigation, Williams Mullen’s skilled and experienced team can provide the full scope of representation needed for rapid response when international and U.S. investigators request documents or testimony relating to worldwide business operations. Our comprehensive services cover the legal, forensic and lobbying components needed for an effective response.

Having represented one of the most high-profile companies involved in the United Nations Oil-for-Food Program (OFFP) investigation, Williams Mullen’s skilled and experienced team can provide the full scope of representation needed for rapid response when international and U.S. investigators request documents or testimony relating to worldwide business operations. Our comprehensive services cover the legal, forensic and lobbying components needed for an effective response. In the OFFP matter, for example, we represented one client in interactions with several foreign and international investigative bodies, five U.S. Congressional committees, and the U.S. Department of Justice.

Whether investigators allege improprieties or the company’s role as a mere witness threatens to catch it in a legal or public-relations crossfire, we work closely with clients to develop proactive action plans to handle crisis management, conduct comprehensive internal reviews, develop discovery strategies, analyze environments and establish relationships to ensure the best possible outcomes. Appropriate strategies for highly dynamic and politically charged situations minimize the risks of civil and criminal liability, debarment by governments and international organizations, potentially compromised access to capital markets/financing and reputational harm. We have also assisted clients’ efforts to comply with provisions for recordkeeping and internal controls in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), as well as the FCPA’s anti-bribery provisions.