Anti-Corruption

Tailored solutions for global organizations facing complex institutional and regulatory challenges.

Conducting business in the global marketplace presents a multitude of financial and operational challenges, and can expose companies to a variety of risks, including bribery and corruption activity. Companies that run afoul of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other similar laws in foreign jurisdictions face challenging and potentially costly impacts on their businesses. Fines and penalties from government regulatory authorities, the potential disruption to ongoing business operations, reputational risk, and the negative impact on employees are typical outcomes following the discovery of such improper practices. Companies with effective compliance programs, including robust monitoring and training processes, may be in a position to prevent potential problems or detect and remediate them in a timely manner. Most regulators and law enforcement agencies consider robust compliance programs a key factor in whether to pursue enforcement actions.

Ankura has assisted numerous clients with both reactive anti-corruption investigations and proactive compliance solutions. Our team routinely assists clients in defending against government enforcement inquiries, drawing on our professionals’ significant public service experience. We have maintained strong working relationships within the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and other agencies in the context of our historical and ongoing engagements relating to high-profile and high-stakes government enforcement matters.

Our Solutions

Our Solutions Leverage the Expertise of:

Compliance & Ethics

A robust compliance and ethics program is essential for detecting and ultimately preventing corrupt practices and behavior. Our team of compliance and ethics professionals help clients design and implement the most effective anti-corruption compliance and ethics programs that significantly reduce the risk of corrupt conduct within an enterprise.

Data Governance and Compliance

Our team of experts has developed a unique, simplified, and consolidated approach that empowers entities of all shapes and sizes to maintain a healthy data ecosystem and enables better data oversight, compliance, utilization, and protection simultaneously.

eDiscovery

Our experts provide the technology and workflow solutions to assist our anti-corruption experts identify fact patterns within email, chat, and business documents to address broad global issues and adhere to regional regulatory and data privacy requirements.

Forensic Accounting & Financial Investigations

In addition to Ankura's anti-corruption solutions, we provide a full range of fact-finding and fraud investigations, accounting transaction testing, and technical accounting assistance.

Geopolitical Intelligence

Unsound governance often casts a shadow over the rule of law, but our geopolitical team analyzes the social, political, and institutional factors that underpin a country’s regulatory environment and delivers a forward-looking, contextual assessment to help firms identify and avoid overseas business risk.

Investigations

In addition to Ankura's anti-corruption services, we provide a full range of fact-finding and fraud investigations, accounting transaction testing, and technical accounting assistance.

Visual Communications

Our seasoned professionals understand how critical communication is to our clients in resolving significant business issues. We develop solutions for all presentation challenges and make complicated information easy to understand.

White Collar & Securities

We provide a full range of fact-finding and fraud investigations, accounting transaction testing, and technical accounting assistance.