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.
In the face of allegations of malfeasance, our anti-corruption experts assist global organizations in navigating regulatory complexities with tailored investigative solutions.
Our team has deep technical expertise to identify, extract, and transform critical data needed during transaction testing or internal control assessment.
Leveraging our team of former auditors, we can help quickly identify, test, and assess the effectiveness of organizational controls.
Trusted independence in complex regulatory contexts.
We bring unmatched expertise of former law enforcement/ regulatory staff at the DOJ and the SEC to assist organizations in their calculations of disgorgements.
Our proven risk management experts assist in identifying, mapping, and managing bribery and corruption risks in all facets of an organization.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We provide a full range of fact-finding and fraud investigations, accounting transaction testing, and technical accounting assistance.